BENEFITING: SAVE THE RHINO INTERNATIONAL INC
EVENT DATE: Aug 24, 2015
Hello, I'm helping raise money to help the rhino population due to several important reasons. I hope you will consider making a donation. In return I ran the Rock N' Roll half marathon on July 19th. Since 1970, the rhino population has declined by 90%, therefore impacting other species that rely on them. Without the rhinos the ecosystem is altered therefore impacting birds, plants, insects, and other mammals. African landscapes become very different places if rhinos aren't there to diversify plant life and create grazing spots. The money will be used to facilitate rhino protection units which involve monitoring threatened rhinos, deactivating traps and snares, identifying and apprehending illegal intruders including poachers, and investigating crime scenes. Also, money will be used to raise awareness and establish nursery areas; collecting seeds of rhino food plant and introducing them to areas where animals graze. Please consider making a donation to help these over 50 million year old animals. Humans have led to their decline in population and now we need to stand up for them and increase their population.