It’s Save the Rhino Day! Join Saving The Wild & Jane Goodall In Urging For #JusticeForRhinos

Photo by Thomas D. Mangelsen

Save the Rhino Day is annually recognized on May 1st and with the recent death of Sudan, the last male northern white rhino, today it is more critical than ever for all of us to do whatever we can to help keep these remarkable animals from going extinct.

There are many ways to help from raising awareness about the plight of the rhinos on social media to donating to animal welfare organizations such as Saving The Wild which works to expose and eradicate corruption, stamp out poverty, and beat extinction. Founded by Jamie Joseph, the organization published the ‘Blood Rhino Blacklist’ expose in October of last year.

Conservation trailblazer Dr. Jane Goodall, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace, is among the high-profile names that are currently participating in Saving The Wild’s #JusticeForRhinos #JusticeForZululand campaign.

Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park (HiP) in Zululand, once a global conservation success story for bringing the southern white rhino population back from the brink of extinction in the fifties, has now become a graveyard for rhino carcasses, with massacres executed regularly,” the organization stated in an open letter to the South African government posted on its website. “Last year the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) province suffered a record loss of 222 rhinos butchered for their horns, most of them in HiP. And it’s only getting worse.”

“Will Zululand become the home of extinction,” questions the letter written by Save The Wild and signed by the likes of Goodall, Sir Richard Branson, and former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark among many others.

“Saving the Wild is very grateful to Dr. Jane Goodall and all the other celebrity activists who joined our rallying cry: #JusticeForRhinos  #JusticeForZululand,” noted a recent post on Saving The Wild’s Facebook page. “South Africa’s Ministers have spoken, and justice must be done! Time is up for crooked magistrates taking bribes on rhino poaching cases.”

People are encouraged to share and post this important message on social media as well as to donate to Saving The Wild HERE!

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