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Urgent Appeal to Help Ol Pejeta Safeguard the Rhinos

Article by The Editor
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Posted: May 13, 2021  

Sadly, rhinos aren’t as easy to see as they used to be. In fact, the vast majority of Kenya’s remaining rhinos live in protected sanctuaries like Ol Pejeta

This is because Kenya’s black rhino population dropped from more than 20,000 in the 1970s to a low of just 400 animals in 1987. That’s a decline of 98 percent in less than 20 years due to rampant poaching. The situation has only gotten worse over the years and if it wasn’t for the effort of State agencies like Kenya Wildlife Service and conservancies like Ol Pejeta, all Rhinos would have gone extinct.

Ol Pejeta Conservancy boasts the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa! And it is home to the last two remaining northern white rhinos in the world. It is arguably the model of rhino conservancy globally. It also provides a safe-haven for rescued chimpanzees. 

They also have great conservation programs that benefit the local pastoralist community and also offer kid-friendly conservation programs that help to prepare the next generation of wildlife enthusiasts.

Under constant threats from poachers and threatened by the financial impact of COVID-19, Ol Pejeta needs support to keep its rhino population thriving. This is where you come in! Help Ol Pejeta reach their $500,000 goal by donating to their fundraiser.

Every coin counts as they battle to sustain their conservation efforts amid the challenges of COVID-19 that has greatly impacted tourism.

Your support today is crucial to keep the rhinos and other wildlife safe and to enable Ol Pejeta  continue their  community outreach work. Donate HERE.

 

*Image: Ami Vitale

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