With all the challenges the rhino poaching, trophy hunting and human-wildlife conflicts bring there is much good that is happening too.
We had a bit of a scare regarding the banning of drones (UAVs) recently.
After a brief exchange with Peter Milton he assured us that the Air Rangers are meeting regulatory standards. It seems that Air Rangers (drones) are a poacher deterrent merely by their presence, so ‘losing’ them would be a bad blow to the war against wildlife trafficking.
Sadly many rhino (over 400) have been lost this year. The good news is that Karen Trendler is collaborating with others to establish additional rescue and rehab stations to take care of the orphaned rhino calves. Touching video of lonely rhino getting finding comfort.
In a gesture of support to wildlife rangers, conservationists, rehabbers and others we announced a t-shirt design contest this past week. Entries are already coming in and we’d love to have you join us. You may just be the winner!
Wow! After posting our summer marketing internship on Volunteer Match in the morning we had two applicants by afternoon. Don’t hesitate to check it out, we need more than one intern in this position to share stories about those who do so much to save wildlife and informative free ebooks.
Shannon’s center received a facelift, actually an entire build out earlier this year to expand her community outreach and educational programs to preserve the ever dwindling number of vultures and other birds of prey. Did you know that wind turbines kill the big birds? Watch the video.
Never has a post caused such a stir! This Open Letter from Bradley Bergh raised lots of emotion around trophy hunting and the involvement of a large conservation organization. Many donors tell us they didn’t have a clue!
Can people really have a change of heart? Wouldn’t it be something if trophy hunters became donors? Over $28 million could do much to address many pressing wildlife conservation issues.
Thanks to those who joined our Peanut Butter and Jelly Club already this month. You regular gift will, together with others, do much good. Like buy equipment to help protect the rhino, build enclosures for rescued wildlife and more.