Part One of the #RhinosWithoutBorders video is now available to view online! We would love for this exceptional initiative to reach as wide an audience as possible so please share, share and share this post again! To document its travels, we would also like to know where, globally, have you watched the video from? Please list your country in the comments below.
Sixteen months ago the Rhinos Without Borders initiative set out to translocate 100 rhino from South Africa, where poaching is increasing at an alarming rate, to the comparative safety of neighbouring Botswana, renowned for its anti-poaching initiatives. What started as a dream has now become reality with the successful release of the first batch of rhino in their new home in Botswana.
Rhinos Without Borders is proud to have succeeded in moving the first batch of rhino out of a high-risk poaching environment. With 393 rhino killed in South Africa in the first four months of 2015 and one rhino poached every seven hours, it is likely that some of the rhino that have been safely translocated would have been poached by now if they had remained in South Africa.
Supported by a joint partnership between andBeyond and Great Plains Conservation, Rhinos Without Borders has proved that it is an initiative that believes in taking action, with both partners justifiably proud of this initial achievement. The project remains focused and committed to raising enough funds to complete the goal of translocating 100 rhino. Enough money has now been raised to move the next batch of animals, subject to sourcing donated rhino, with phase two of the project well under way.