August 2014

Save, Ancient Heritage and Save the Rhino International partner for rhinos

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Save the Rhino International (SRI) is pleased to announce a new partnership with Save, Ancient Heritage. Save, Ancient Heritage is a South African NPC (Non-Profit Company) that aims to raise £20,000 for SRI, by donating 55% of net profits from the sale of stickers and artwork through its website, and a further 70% of net profits from an auction event. Save, Ancient Heritage’s activities will not only raise awareness of the rapid decline of rhino populations, it will also help SRI provide much needed support for conservation activities for all five rhino species across 17 field programmes in Africa and Asia.

SRI is a small and vibrant UK based charity which endeavours to protect all five rhino species in Africa and Asia and support the communities that share their habitat. By funding anti-poaching and monitoring patrols, environmental education, community conservation and demand reduction activities, SRI’s goal is to deliver long-lasting and widespread benefits to rhinos, ecosystems and local communities.

SRI’s Corporate Relations Manager, Josephine Gibson says “We are really looking forward to developing our relationship with Save, Ancient Heritage as they fundraise for rhino conservation. Sadly, three rhinos have been killed per day on average so far this year in South Africa alone (with 658 rhinos poached in the country by 14 August 2014). If poaching continues at the present rate, rhinos could be extinct in the wild by 2026. This year is therefore an important time that Save, Ancient Heritage can help support our field programmes that are working to protect rhinos from poaching by ruthless criminal syndicates”.

Rhinos are of particular importance to Save, Ancient Heritage. They believe the decline of rhinos symbolises irreversible deterioration in society and biodiversity. Poaching for their horns is the biggest threat to the rhino’s survival, with the number of rhinos killed increasing 7,600% since 2007 in South Africa alone. Wildlife trafficking (the third largest illegal trade after drugs and arms) destroys wildlife, threatens global security and affects employment of poorer local communities. Save Ancient Heritage’s Director Louis Le Grange says “By joining hands and showing our labours together we can make a difference, to remember our duties as creatures made by the Creator”.

To find out more about Save, Ancient Heritage, you can visit www.saveancientheritage.com

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Issued by Save the Rhino International (Registered Charity No. 1035072)

T: 0044 20 7357 7474

E: corporate@savetherhino.org

About Save the Rhino International

Save the Rhino International (SRI) works to conserve viable populations of critically endangered rhinos in Africa and Asia. By funding field projects and through education, its goal is to deliver material, long-lasting and widespread benefits to rhinos and other endangered species, ecosystems and to the people living in these areas. It aims to increase the number of rhinos in genetically viable populations in the wild; enhance the integrity of ecosystems and to ensure that local communities benefit from conservation activities.

www.savetherhino.org

About Save, Ancient Heritage

Save, Ancient Heritage is an independent NPC (Non-Profit Company), run by Brethren in South Africa, with a vision and mission to help and assist other organisations with resources generated through our fundraising events. Ultimately they would like to build their own Foundation in order to start a field program. In a parallel situation, Freemasonry around the first world has also experienced a decline in numbers which makes the RHINO symbolical of the Brotherhood. Save, Ancient Heritage believe that this common demise is an opportunity to show the world that they care and that their mission is to preserve the irreplaceable good in both mankind and the animal kingdom.

Save, Ancient Heritage will donate to SRI 55% of net profits from the sale of stickers and artwork through its website, and a further 70% of net profits from an auction event. Save, Ancient Heritage will donate the remaining 25% of profits to Anti-Poaching Unit OVI Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute and the remaining 20% will go to a rhino nursery or Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, South Africa.

Save, Ancient Heritage’s main goal is to become the pillar in South Africa to Save the Rhino international. The World’s greatest resource is under your hat and standing in your shoes. Remember: It’s not what you have; it’s what you do with what you have that makes all the difference.

www.saveancientheritage.com