Check out what people in Africa are doing for World Rhino Day! Join them if you can!
- The Laikipia Wildlife Forum has planned a “Save Our Rhinos Cycling Competition” and World Rhino Day celebration, which will kick of at 7:30 AM on 22 September. The event will benefit Laikipia rhino sanctuaries, such as the Ol Pejeta Conservancy.
- In celebration of Rhino Week leading up to the Big Day, Ol Pejeta Conservancy has waived entrance fees for 5 days giving local residents, many of whom have never seen rhinos, a chance to visit the conservancy and see their own heritage.
- Lewa Wildlife Conservancy has created a poster which can also be printed as a bumper sticker to help get the word out about the rhinos’ plight.
- Save the Rhino Trust plans to raise awareness with presentations, posters, and media announcements.
- A parade followed by an address by the Minister of Environment and various entertainment and music will take place at Africa Unity Square, in Harare. The event is organized by the National Parks of Zimbabwe, joined by Save Valley Conservancy, Tikki Hywood Foundation, Environment Africa, Imire Game Park, and RIFA.
- Imire’s World Rhino Day events begin on Friday! Imire will be running an adult soccer and netball tournament for teams in the Imire and Wedza area. As well as raising awareness of World Rhino Day in the rural areas, the tournament is to further build relationships within the local community as well as teach the players about the work we do, help them recognise the need for conservation areas like Imire and show them how working together can benefit their communities.
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