Africa’s rhinos are headed for extinction.

Africa’s rhinos are headed for extinction.

Africa’s poaching crisis is spiraling out of control, wiping out rhino populations and other irreplaceable wildlife species across the continent.

Africa's rhinos are headed for extinction.

Shockingly, at least one rhino is killed by poachers EVERY DAY in South Africa alone.

As you read this, at least one and often many more magnificent rhino, blissfully unaware of the impending danger, is destined to be brutally butchered for its horn in the next 24 hours.

Fueled by the insatiable greed of largely Asian markets, rhinos are relentlessly slaughtered for their horns sold and used in unfounded traditional Chinese medicine.

The closer rhinos edge to extinction, the more “valuable” their horns become.

Africa's rhinos are headed for extinction.Credit: Reuters

Without any exaggeration, the situation is dire. Black rhinos are listed as critically endangered, with only 6,100 individuals remaining. White rhinos are decreasing rapidly, with less than 17,000 left in the wild.

We MUST ramp up our anti-poaching efforts to prevent rhinos from becoming extinct in the wild.

Africa's rhinos are headed for extinction.

Our team has a vital secret weapon in the fight against criminals.

Our partner, Care for Wild (CFW), is the largest orphaned rhino sanctuary in the world and specializes in the rescue, rehabilitation, and protection of orphaned and injured rhinos.

CFW operates 24/7 anti-poaching patrols to protect the rhino population in the Greater Barberton Nature Reserve in Mpumalanga. These patrols, by expert rhino guards, are supported by canine and mounted units and carried out with near-military precision.

The canine and mounted units consist of four highly trained dogs and 14 horses that play a pivotal role in protecting rhinos by patrolling fence lines, securing perimeters, and detecting potential threats.

Africa's rhinos are headed for extinction.

The dogs possess remarkable tracking abilities, detecting scents and footprints and even detecting the presence of snares and firearms. Horses navigate challenging terrains with ease, cover greater distances than foot patrols, and provide rangers with a much higher field of vision.

Using such anti-poaching patrols essentially DOUBLES the impact of rangers on the ground. These dogs and horses are the unsung heroes in the ongoing battle against poaching, and they need YOUR help today.

Africa's rhinos are headed for extinction.

Please help provide essential care to vital dog and horse anti-poaching units in South Africa. These four-legged heroes help keep rhinos alive.

The dogs and horses work in tough conditions, negotiating rugged terrain and the fierce African sun. It is vital that they get the best possible care, including dental and veterinary care and vaccinations against rabies, tetanus, and horse flu. Plus, emotional support and love are so important for animals whose lives are dedicated to helping other animals.

If we can raise $12,000 (£9,500), we can cover the next round of dental and veterinary health check-ups and vaccinations for the heroic four-legged anti-poaching teams.

Africa's rhinos are headed for extinction.

Funding their care will show your IMMENSE appreciation for the animals’ dedication and your recognition of their work in the fight against rhino poaching. They deserve every bit of support we can give them!

Please donate NOW!

Together, we can ensure that the anti-poaching paws and hooves on the ground at CFW are in the best possible health to continue their heroic work for endangered wildlife species.

So please join us in our mission to help save rhinos and protect their heroes by donating as generously as you possibly can to Animal Survival International today.

Saving animals and the planet,

Caught in a snare, ‘Najam’ the lioness suffered horribly for FOUR DAYS. We can save wild animals from snares. <u><strong>Please, will you help us</u>?</strong>

General Manager
Animal Survival International

P.S. By donating today, you are supporting anti-poaching dogs and horses who live their lives protecting endangered rhinos. Every donation brings us one step closer to a world where rhinos are free from the threat of poaching and where criminals are put away for a long, long time.

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Africa’s rhinos are headed for extinction.

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