HiP is currently trying to fundraise for R40,000 South African Rand (£2,860)
This would allow rangers to extend their patrols along the corridors, with winter approaching in South Africa the grass is shorter and so riding is much easier. The pictures above shows the state that all of the stables and equipment are currently in. It is particularly important as poaching levels begin to rise again over the holiday period.
The money raised would buy the following:-
- New grooming tools
- Saddle equipment
- Fixing the stables
Please donate today to HiP to help the rangers better protect their rhinos over this difficult period.
Funding needs / budget etc
The budget from Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife funding for HiP has been frozen for three years, and central funding mainly covers salaries, weapons and vehicle fuel. Vehicle tyres, monitoring and field equipment are under-funded.