Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Cycling for a worthy cause

Gregg Brill, our senior researcher and writer, travelled to Namibia from the 1st to the 9th of July 2011 to cycle through Damaraland, raising funds to support conservation initiatives for the desert-adapted black rhino. Challenge4ACause, a South African-based non-profit organisation runs this annual event for individuals who wish to make a difference, while experiencing and exploring the unspoilt wilderness of Namibia.

Why rhinos? Since 2008, rhino poaching has increased in a big way, with more animals being killed annually than was seen throughout the past decade! Without adequate protection, this species will become extinct within the next 10 years. Rhino horn is used in Asia as a traditional medicine, believed to cure a variety of ailments, although the product contains no medicinal value.

Support Challenge4ACause or Save the Rhino Trust by clicking on the links and making a donation. Or perhaps get actively involved with the organisations by cycling through one of Africa's most beautiful countries in aid of the rhinos.

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