Holiday Gifting #JustOneRhino
Earlier this week a Northern White Rhino died in US captivity; now there are only 5 left in the world. THE WORLD. A month ago the Rhino was in the news again, as the rhino hunt of a Dallas club was finally called into question by the US Fish & Wildlife Service. Imagine paying $325,000 to win the privilege of killing a black rhino in Namibia. Hunting and killing an endangered animal under the auspices of fundraising is not exactly my idea of conservation. Enter in the #JustOneRhino campaign. I’ll be writing about this topic in more depth in the new year, but with the Rhino in the news and the gift season upon us, I didn’t want to miss the perfect opportunity to share with you the chance to add Holiday Gifting for #JustOneRhino.
Photo by Beverly Joubert
Poachers have been increasing their killing of Rhinos at an alarming rate-over 1000 deaths a year in both 2013 and 2014. In some cultures it is believed the horn can cure all kinds of diseases. The horn can fetch more per ounce than the price of gold, with larger horns commanding over a million dollars. Arrests of the illegal poachers has remained static, conservationists are losing the battle, and at the current rate, without a drastic change, the animal will be extinct in the wild within our lifetime.
#JustOneRhino is a campaign to raise money for relocation of the endangered rhino from South Africa to the less populated Botswana where they can be translocated to safe havens. Over 125 of the world’s influential travel bloggers have joined together along with Travelers Building Change, Green Travel Media and the Great Plains Foundation to raise $45,000, the cost to move one rhino. Spearheaded by Dereck and Beverly Jooubert, well known wildlife photographers who often partner with National Geographic. Rhinos Without Borders is committed to moving 100 rhinos at a cost of over 8 million dollars.
We’ve really made it easy for you. Feel free to save and print the certificate below for your stocking stuffers. It’s a great opportunity to have a discussion about this tragic situation in your household, make a donation and get a last minute gift checked off your holiday. $20.00 will give you 10 chances to win, $30.00 – 20 chances and so on. 100% of the proceeds raised will go to #JustOneRhino. Last minute gift giving made easy.
Here is downloadable coupon that you can save, print+ wrap for your loved one.
More than 20 Sponsors have donated over $30,000 in prizes including tours and resort stays in 11 countries all over the world. Take a look at these fabulous prizes you could win:
PLATINUM SPONSOR PRIZES
10-day Galapagos Voyage for one. Value $5,298
Full Trip Details found here.
South Africa Big Five Safari: Kruger & KwaZulu-Natal + Swag Bag for 2 people. Value $5000
Full Trip Details found here.
Seven nights bed and breakfast in a Garden View suite. Value $5,187
10 nights’ stay & wellness package for two people at Yemaya Island Hideaway and Spa on Little Corn Island, Nicaragua. Value $5,241
- • eBag Luggage
- • WeWOOD Watches
- • Dinner/Brunch Cruises
- • 2 nights in an Italian Villa
- 2 Tours in India From Mumbai Magic and Delhi Magic
- • ExOfficio Gift Certificate
- • 2 nights Renaissance Asheville
- • Travel Blog Success Lifetime Membership
- • African Elephant Photo Pack
- • HDR Timelapse Video Camera w/Lens
- • Blogger Mentorship Package from Green Global Travel