How To Be A Rhino Conservation Volunteer!

How To Be A Rhino Conservation Volunteer!

Posted by Michael Starbuck on 25th Jul 2016

In the wilds of Africa, few animals are as recognisable or mysterious as the rhino, but despite their global fame, they are also one of the most endangered species on Earth. Both white and black rhinos are threatened, and if this trend isn’t stopped, rhinos might be driven to total extinction. However, if you choose to be a rhino conservation volunteer, you can support the important efforts being done on the front lines of this battle of man vs. nature.

In the past decade alone, rhinoceros populations have decreased dramatically, largely due to the massive increase in the demand and price for rhino horns. It is estimated that roughly 1,000 rhinos are killed each year, but with a global population of roughly 30,000, that is a frightening rate. With three other species of rhinos nearly extinct in parts of Asia, conservation efforts have turned to Africa, where white and black rhinos could still be saved. To be a rhino conservation volunteer, you don’t need extensive experience, time or knowledge – simply the desire to help and the willingness to learn. Within the wild national parks of Zimbabwe, you will have the opportunity to observe and interact with rhinos in their natural habitat, and directly contribute to the prevention of poaching and other threats. Population tracking and interaction with local communities to discourage poor conservation practices is also a unique chance to learn about new cultures!

Within the stunning landscape of Zimbabwe, you can mix travel with altruism, donating your time and energy to a species that is truly on the edge of extinction. If you want to preserve these majestic beasts for future generations, then why not be a rhino conservation volunteer! To learn about the opportunities for rhino conservation programs in Africa, visit the project page!


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