Living in the area that we do, it is impossible for us not to be effected daily by the well documented scourge of Rhino Poaching. Therefore, Hoedspruit Rotary has decided to add in their support and contribution to this abomination and to create an event that can take us closer to both the region and the victims of this crime as well as to “put our money where our mouths are” and to contribute ourselves to those directly in the firing line and directly involved with the protection of this national heritage on a daily basis.
Rhino Poaching Stats are on an alarming increase year on year.
In 2010, the number of rhino poached was only 333;
In 2011, the number of rhino poached increased to 448
In 2012, the number of rhino poached further increased to 668
In 2013, it then then shot over the 1000 mark with a total of 1004
In 2014, it then increased further to 1215
And to date -
To date there are about 150 different organisations involved in addressing this problem, some are exceptionally effective and others swallow up monies in bureaucracy and admin heavy processes. As a result, Hoedspruit Rotary has decided to give the money directly to those on the ground and specifically to the anti-
The cost of a properly trained tracker dog along can cost R80 -
The profits obtained from this event will be distributed as follows: