BIG news – we have raised the funds to support the move of one rhino! We are so thrilled to be part of this work and thankful for Great Plains Foundation who has been so generous with their time, photos, videos, encouragement, and in welcoming us to their camps last fall!
I’ve had the great fortune to visit Africa twice now. I knew on returning from my first trip that I wanted to do something to positively impact the animals in Africa so they can live free and safe and generations more of us can witness the utter magnificence of them in their natural habitat. I had no idea how to do anything more than donate money. When we had the honor of meeting Dereck and Beverly Joubert and asking them directly HOW the group of us who had learned of our common interest could help the most, they said to educate others and fundraise. They told us that they really needed help with Rhinos Without Borders…and that was it. We were on a mission. I would never have believed it would lead to a nonprofit, such support from friends, family, and strangers, and to achieving our first goal in a year and a half.
So…thank you to everyone who has donated money and / or time, listened or read about the plight of the rhino, shared posts on Facebook, and helped us in any way. We are truly thankful for your support and for allowing us to achieve this goal. We look forward to the move of “our rhino” and will certainly share what we can about him / her like proud parents.
This is just the beginning. We look forward to helping to fund the ongoing monitoring of our rhino and to setting and achieving new goals that will continue to help prevent extinction of the rhino and preserve its ecosystem.