All proceeds of the Save the Rhinos Model Horse Show will be donated to The Chipembere Rhino Foundation in order to help them continue their wonderful efforts to protect rhinos from the threats they are facing in South Africa.
Rhinos are amazing creatures that stand out in the animal kingdom because of a unique feature they possess - their horns. Rhino horns have a wide spectrum of uses. Rhinos use their horns to intimidate other rhinos, appeal to mates, defense, digging for food, and even as a helping "hand" for mothers to guide their babies. Unfortunately, there are people who think they also have use for a rhino horn. Rhinos are suffering immensely due to the rhino horn trade. Poachers are a huge threat to rhinos and have driven four of the five extant rhino species to a point of critical endangerment. Without intervention, the future of Rhinos is a bleak one.
The Chipembere Rhino Foundation
The Chipembere Rhino Foundation (CRF) was established in 2010 by the owners of the Hillsnek Safari Camp in South Africa after two beloved rhinos were slaughtered. Their motivation was renewed in 2011 when a third rhino was killed. Since then the team has launched a variety of projects designed to save the rhinos in South Africa from poaching:
--Rhino Monitoring Technology: This allows Rhinos' locations to be tracked and recorded by CRF and anti-poaching teams. This provides information about the rhinos' health, their habitat usage, and it allows anti-poaching teams to position themselves in the areas most beneficial to protect rhinos.
--The K9 Project: The CRF funds the purchasing and training of dogs specialized for detecting poachers. In addition to funding their handler's training, the CRF hopes to fill their areas with anti-poaching dogs.
--Anti-Poaching Unit Equipment: The CRF provides supplies to rangers fighting poaching including bulletproof vests, uniforms, boots, handheld GPS, binoculars, plus many more items!
--Rhino Translocating: The CRF helps fund equipment and people who can gather information about rhinos and their habits in order to help move them to safer and better protected areas.
If you would like to learn more information about The Chipembere Rhino Foundation, you can visit their website at chipembre.org
Source: Chipembere.org *Special thanks to IeshaLover on Model Horse Blab for the charity suggestion*
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