The Poaching Crisis
We have lost more than 7000 African rhinos in the last 10 years , due to an increase in demand for Rhino horn in Asia.
The statistics of course don’t take into account unborn calves and those that succumb despite orphanages best attempts at saving them. Poaching also involves African elephants for their ivory and pangolins for their scales. Those involved closely in the poaching crisis not only risk their lives trying to prevent these tragedies occurring but have to endure the emotional trauma of finding these animals hacked to death.
On 3rd February 2018, a light aircraft that was on patrol of the rhinos in a nature reserve in Rustenburg crashed.
Most of the antipoaching units are underfunded and urgently require support in terms of equipment which we can purchase for them as well as moral support in the form of gifts of blankets and clothing.
Equally the poaching results in many orphans both elephants and rhinos which required expertise and funds to support. We can’t afford to lose any of these endangered and unique animals.
We purchase feed, supply blankets for the orphans as well as the carers.
You can help us. Even if you don’t knit or crochet, you can still help all the many species and rescue groups we work with. Please consider a donation which can be made at Backabuddy. Or contact us to find out more ways to help.