7 Ways You Can Help Save the Rhino Even If You Don’t Live in South Africa

You can help save endangered rhino by writing letters to South Africa’s President Zuma, contacting your local zoo, volunteering.

Saddest rhino photo yet - OSCAP - rhino calf and dead mother

The absolute saddest rhino poaching photo yet! Source OSCAP

 

“I don’t live in South Africa, how can I help save the rhino?”

After hearing that sadly over 90 rhino have been killed in the first two months of this year (2012) this question was asked once again, and it was time to take a closer look.

Good people everywhere around the world are reaching out and asking, “How can I help? How can I help stop this horrible animal poaching”

Ayesha Copeland Cantor and several others from the Facebook group Outraged SA Citizens Against Poaching offered some practical suggestions.

Here are 7 Ways You Can Help Stop Rhino Poaching

                      – Where ever in the world you may live –

ONE:

Tell the South Africa’s President Zuma how you feel

Talk about your concern for the rhino’s survival as a species, other wildlife now being poached as well, the impact on tourism, the local people and so on.

  • Write letters to the South Africa’s President Zuma.
  • Hand write them yourself
  • Get your kids and their friends (schools) to send a postcard to our President (preferably on red card)
  • Lobby your local radio stations and newspapers

WRITE

Union Buildings
Private Bag X1000,
Pretoria, 0001
Tuynhuys
Private Bag X1000,
Cape Town, 8000

EMAIL

Private Secretary Ms. Delsey Sithole presidentrsa@po.gov.za

CALL

In Pretoria, South Africa
Telephone: +27 (0)12 300 5200
Fax: +27 (0)12 323 8246
In Cape Town, South Africa
Telephone: +27 (0)21 464 2100
Fax: +27 (0)21 462 2838

TWO

Share your concern with local travel agencies who do safari tours invite them to make a “noise” with the South African government

THREE

Get local South Africans together to invite your government to put pressure on South Africa’s government to stop the madness

FOUR

Contact your local zoos and wildlife conservation organizations in your country and invite them to get their members involved writing letters to the South African government

FIVE

Help local wildlife photographers who have been to South Africa to compile photos and video clips of rhino to share. To make the rhino more real and alive and “worth” saving

SIX

Volunteer for your favorite rhino conservation protection organization. Letter writing, blog posting, online conversations and many more activities are available (Nikela loves volunteers too)

SEVEN

Donate to your rhino protection organization of choice. Be careful here not all are legitimate. Nikela Rhino Rescue can also accept your donation (100% of your donation goes to save rhino)

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29 Responses to 7 Ways You Can Help Save the Rhino Even If You Don’t Live in South Africa

  1. Melanie March 13, 2012 at 2:55 pm #

    I live in South Africa in the Eastern Cape and would like to do some volunteer work to help save our rhinos!!!!!! Any suggestions on how I go about doing that?

    Thanks

    • Wildlife Margrit March 13, 2012 at 7:51 pm #

      Melanie thank you so much for wanting to help. Sounds like you’re in SA. Would you like to work hands-on with a rhino project or via the internet?

      • Jenny June 16, 2012 at 2:22 pm #

        Hi I was looking up saving the Rhino when I came across you website . Can I first say Thank you for all you are doing . I would love to get involved hands on in assisting our Wildlife but mostly saving our precious Rhino. I live in Jhb and am a bush lover , previously done volenter work in the Pilansburg.
        Regular visitor to the Kruger . Please can you assist me in pointing me in the right direction , I really would love to get involved.
        Jen

    • amalia November 22, 2016 at 3:56 am #

      Please make them kill less rhinos i found this website for my speech. I am only in year 4 but this is a very interesting topic

  2. Natasha Green & Salyna Murray April 12, 2012 at 10:16 am #

    President Zuma,

    I would like to consult you on the fact of rhino poaching. I do believe that it is very cruel and wrong for these innocent animals to lose their lives over such silly things as their horn and you are allowing it. This seriously needs to stop how can you live knowing that you are killing innocent animals and the babies are losing their mothers and fathers. I would sincerely love it to come to a halt! ASAP!!!!!!

    P.s. the money is not worth taking an innocent life.

  3. Jenny June 16, 2012 at 2:26 pm #

    Hi I was looking up saving the Rhino when I came across your website . Can I first say Thank you for all you are doing . I would love to get involved hands on in assisting our Wildlife but mostly saving our precious Rhino. I live in Jhb and am a bush lover , previously done volenter work in the Pilansburg.
    Regular visitor to the Kruger . Please can you assist me in pointing me in the right direction , I really would love to get involved.
    Jen

    • Wildlife Margrit June 16, 2012 at 8:20 pm #

      That’s terrific Jen… as we don’t want to put any rhino at risk I’ll get back with you on this via email.

      • Eugene van Dyk October 31, 2012 at 12:54 pm #

        Dear Margrit,
        I would love if you could also please provide me with some information on volunteer work. I am also keen to get involved hands on – I am not at a place where I can afford to do it for a long period, but would LOVE to get an opportunity to become involved closer to Pretoria (where I live).
        I would appreciate any information you might have?

        Kind regards,
        Eugene

        • Wildlife Margrit October 31, 2012 at 1:24 pm #

          Hello Eugene… that’s terrific. Will shot you an email

  4. bill whyte December 15, 2012 at 10:11 am #

    Iam so sick and tired of hearing about so called concerned organizations that are asking for assistance in this project.
    THERE IS ONLY ONE SOLUTION. CAPTURE THE MURDERING BASTARDS, AND HANG THEM

    • Wildlife Margrit December 15, 2012 at 7:14 pm #

      Bill can totally understand your anger and frustration. There are many so called “rhino orgs” and yet the killing still continues. Just today we were alerted to one of these orgs that are nothing but a scam, which sadly is not the first time.

      Sadly killing the poachers is like getting rid of pawns, there’s always another one willing to take his place. It a simplistic nutshell, its a matter of apprehending the illegal trade king pins and ending the buying (huge tasks as both have gotten out of hand.)

      It is a complex issue because money is to be made… the problem needs to be handled on the ground (to protect the rhino that are left), end the corruption that abounds on multiple fronts, curb the infiltration of organized crime in South Africa, and stop the demand for rhino horn and other wildlife products in Asia and else where in the world.

  5. Christine March 11, 2013 at 9:51 am #

    I live in Cape Town and would love to actually help save the rhino. Does anyone know how i can do that??

    • Wildlife Margrit March 11, 2013 at 11:00 am #

      Glad you’re willing to help save rhino… will send you an email to let you know how you can help via Nikela via blog writing, graphic design, social media, research to name a few.

  6. Stuart March 22, 2013 at 5:37 am #

    Good day, I am not sure whom really to contact,
    We have an idea to conrtibute to the trust fund for the rhino, and need to find out the legal and correct way to persude this. For instance the neccessary documents that we do needand so forth, my husband is an independent person who has this idea and wants to be able to make it his dream, can you please be so kind as to send us in the right direction
    Thank you sincerely

    • Wildlife Margrit March 22, 2013 at 12:29 pm #

      We love it when people step up to help. Will send you and email.

  7. Michael bayliss April 25, 2013 at 7:24 am #

    Hi. Great site. I’m in Manchester, UK so not a lot I can do in terms of Bush
    work. I’m desperately saddened by the rapid loss of these majestic beasts.
    I’ve lived In SA for a few years and know what the rhinos mean.
    I there any way I can help. Blog? Graphics? Web?
    thanks. Michael

    • Wildlife Margrit April 25, 2013 at 9:06 am #

      Awesome Michael. You can help no matter where in the world you are. Definitely your skills can help make a difference. I will send you an email so we can chat more about what may best fit for you.

  8. Eden May 19, 2013 at 9:54 am #

    Hi
    I am 14 and i would like to help.what can i do to assist.maybe some hands on work during my school holidays?thank you so much for making this website and raising awarenes.at least somebody in this world cares

    • Wildlife Margrit May 20, 2013 at 6:31 am #

      Thank you Eden for caring enough to reach out and to offer your help, and for your kind words. Its young people like you who are the hope of the future, for the rhino, wildlife and the civilized human race. We’ll continue this conversation via email if that’s okay with you.

  9. chantale September 12, 2013 at 1:07 pm #

    i would love to help some pointers to STOP this GRUESOME act !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Wildlife Margrit September 12, 2013 at 5:13 pm #

      Chantale there are more ways than noted in this post. I will email you and we can chat about what might work best for you depending on where you live and what your resources are.

  10. Amber March 8, 2014 at 5:50 pm #

    Our company offers wildlife tours into South Africa and we are looking at starting a “Save the Rhino” fundraiser for our customers to donate to. Can you please email me more information concerning your company, what you are offering as way of support to save the rhino, how much of donation money is spent on your projects…and how exactly we can help best! Thank you!

    • Wildlife Margrit March 9, 2014 at 8:06 am #

      Amber, thanks so much for your inquiry. We’d love to discuss your interest in getting involved in saving rhino… my goodness do they need all our help. Please watch for my email to respond to your questions.

  11. Amanda July 30, 2015 at 8:30 am #

    I would love to help stop this horrible tragedy! But sadly I live in the United States and dont have much money. What can I do to help? I’ve considered moving to South Africa to lend a helping hand. Any suggestions?

    • Wildlife Margrit August 1, 2015 at 3:41 pm #

      Amanda, you can help. If you’re on the internet you can share our stories via your social networks as well as those of others that grab you. Just like the situation with Cecil the lion needless shot by a trophy hunter in Zimbabwe has created a huge buzz which has the possibility now of making changes that will save lions in the future.
      Now, if you’d like to move to Africa that’s great too. However, the wild animals and birds of Africa need advocates everywhere. In particular the U.S. you can voice your opinion regarding trophy hunting… as most of the sport hunters in Africa come from America.
      Hope this helps… and do please get involved.

  12. Lego October 4, 2015 at 9:46 pm #

    Why do people believe that they can make medicine with rhino horns? That is just crazy!

  13. Lego October 4, 2015 at 9:49 pm #

    Crazy people kill them why just for there horn

  14. Zimkita February 9, 2017 at 10:21 pm #

    Hi. My name is Zimkita Im currently based in kzn, Pietermaritzburg I would really love to be involved with the voluntary work to help protect the rhinos, seeing what these poachers are doing to our rhinos brings me to tears, please let me know where I can help.

    • Wildlife Margrit February 10, 2017 at 6:04 am #

      That is marvelous Zimkita. As you are in KZN I recommend you reach out to the people at iMfolozi Hluhluwe Game Reserve. Alternatively contact Thula Thula, a private game park.

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