Help protect Rhinos from Poachers at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.
The level of illegal rhino poaching for their horns is at an all time high. According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), "Escalating levels of poaching and illegal trade in rhino horns are seriously undermining rhino conservation efforts, putting the survival of these species at risk." Those working to protect rhinos from poaching are up against criminals equipped with night vision scopes, silenced weapons, darting equipment and helicopters. The most effective tool to stop poaching is highly trained rangers who can monitor and protect existing rhino populations.
Rhino Fund Uganda provides training, employment, food, medical insurance and a uniform to over 80 rangers at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary and Conservation Center in Uganda. This 24 hour a day surveillance requires that Rhino Fund Uganda continue to provide special training and hire more Rangers as Rhino numbers increase at the sanctuary, the only rhino sanctuary in Uganda.
The program is working, with rhino numbers up from 9 to 15 in just five years, and six more births on the way. With each successful birth, more Rangers need to be employed and trained.
You can help. Just $9 pays for a ranger for a full day to stop poachers and ensure that there is always a safe place for rhinos in Uganda.
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