The number of rhino in South Africa have dwindled because of poaching. While we all want to protect these magnificent animals, most of us feel helpless as we keep reading more and more reports on how many rhino are dying.
There is good news, however. There are organisations that are willing to step up to the plate and lend a hand – or a rand – in fighting rhino poaching. Rhino Art Eastern Cape is one of these, focusing their efforts on community education.
Legacy Hotels & Resorts has come together with Rhino Art Eastern Cape to host an auction, the proceeds of which will go to Rhino Art. “Rhino Art is an essential part of our youth’s education and while many local communities remain silent regarding rhino poaching, the project aims to give a voice to the youth in these communities in order to raise public support to end rhino poaching and other wildlife crimes,” states Catharina de Lange, General Manager at Kuzuko Lodge.
Five South African artists have created artworks especially for the auction. Kuzuko Lodge, which is situated in Addo Elephant Park, is going to host the event over three days between 5 and 7 May.
Legacy is dedicated to conservation and are proudly supporting the cause to end Rhino poaching in South Africa. With education and greater awareness, communities can come together to assist in ending poaching as well. And we can, too.