This fundraiser is to purchase a surveillance drone for Endangered Species Protection Fund. (www.espfund.org)
Throughout most of sub-Saharan Africa, elephants are now being killed faster than they can reproduce, with 2012 the bloodiest year in decades. This unprecedented increase reflects a change of scale in the way poaching is conducted: it is now no longer done in a ‘traditional way’ but is conducted by heavily armed groups with a lot of equipment, determined to sell their spoils to the highest bidder in the global market--which is fueled by soaring prices and demand for ivory and rhino horn, primarily in Asia.
Let's make a difference and give the rangers the equipment they need to fight the organized crime that is taking these beautiful animals away from us all. Don't let corrupt officials, criminals, and human vanity erase elephants and rhinos from our plant forever. It's happening, and happening fast. Let's stop it now.
An unarmed security drone can greatly augment the abilities of ranger patrols and give them a fighting chance. Join the fight. Make a real difference. Each dollar of each donation goes straight to the purchase of a drone.