You can help save endangered rhino by writing letters to South Africa’s President Zuma, contacting your local zoo, volunteering.
“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 –
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
WRITEUnion Buildings Private Bag X1000, Pretoria, 0001 Tuynhuys Private Bag X1000, Cape Town, 8000
Private Secretary Ms. Delsey Sithole firstname.lastname@example.org
CALLIn 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
Share your concern with local travel agencies who do safari tours invite them to make a “noise” with the South African government
Get local South Africans together to invite your government to put pressure on South Africa’s government to stop the madness
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
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
Volunteer for your favorite rhino conservation protection organization. Letter writing, blog posting, online conversations and many more activities are available (Nikela loves volunteers too)
Donate to your rhino protection organization of choice. Be careful here not all are legitimate. Currently (updated April 2017) you can help save orphaned baby rhinos or protect rhino by assisting anti-poaching rangers. (100% of your donation via Nikela goes to save rhino.)