Donated: US$ 8,500
In 2016-17 EAE partnered with the conservation charity Save the Rhino International (SRI) – registered charity 1035072.
Money was raised for programmes supported by SRI, as well as raising awareness about the plight of rhinos in the wild by attending travel shows and organising special events.
A fundraising event was held at the Royal Geographical Society on Wednesday 2 November 2016. The explorer, writer and TV presenter Benedict Allen gave a great talk on the Close Encounters he’d experienced during his career, including his close encounter with third rate hitmen in South America! We also heard from Cathy Dean, the director of Save the Rhino International, who updated us on the latest news from the front line, and from Daryll Pleasants who trains the anti-poaching dogs.
Our campaigns reached over 100,000 people via Social Media, fulfilling our commitment to raising profile for our projects as well as funds
Many thanks to our speakers, our volunteers and to HRH Prince Harry who attended in a private capacity.
About Save the Rhino International
Vision: for all five rhino species to thrive in the wild for future generations.
Mission: collaborating with partners to support endangered rhinos in Africa and Asia.
Strategies: to conserve viable populations of rhinos in the wild by:
• Raising funds to protect and increase rhino numbers and population distribution
• Facilitating exchange of technical support and information between rhino conservation stakeholders
• Ensuring local communities in key rhino areas benefit from conserving rhino
• Developing and delivering behaviour-change campaigns to reduce demand for rhino horn
• Raising global awareness of the need for urgent action on rhino conservation.
Rhinos in Africa
Due to the current escalating poaching crisis, rhinos are facing extinction in the wild in just 10 years. Already, in Africa, the critically endangered black rhino population has been hard hit with less than 5,000 remaining in the wild. There are around 20,000 Southern White Rhinos remaining, but the Northern White has been wiped out in the wild with only two of the species remaining, protected by 24 hour armed rangers at Kenya’s Ol Pejeta Conservancy.
EAE sells SRI Rhino T-shirts in its online store. A donation is made to SRI with every T-shirt sold.
“In addition to the wonderful evening at the Royal Geographical Society I’d like to extend our thanks again to you for facilitating the collaboration with the Luxury Travel Fair, which provided us with a wonderful opportunity to reach a new audience to raise essential funds and awareness for rhino conservation.”