On any given day you’ll find Christo in the trenches fighting to save yet another rhino from a deadly poacher.
In 2005 Christo co-founded the South African Wildlife Conservation Foundation with the primary objective to preserve South Africa’s beautiful wildlife. Today he is almost obsessed to save the rhino. For five years he has sought NPO status without success. For five years many rhino owe their very lives to Christo and his small group of wildlife warriors.
|The Endangered Sable Antelope|
Today I learned that more than once his hopes for sustainable funding has been dashed. Not too long ago he spent hours providing information, participating in meetings and visits with an outfit professing to help. Fortunately for all, he discovered just in time that they wanted to turn his safe haven into a hunting ranch! Then on another occasion, again with hopes for substantial funding on the horizon, it turned out the people only wanted his wildlife to sell off at auction!
With funds low and time elusive Christo hasn’t budged from his goal to save the South African wildlife… he is a true warrior who stands firm against the “enemy” no matter how tempting the “mess of pottage” may appear.
Christo is a real hero for South African wildlife. Thank you Christo! And I’m sure I speak for many others and especially the hosts of wildlife who owe their existence to you.