TRUST, COLLABORATION, IMPACT.
HELPING RESERVES TO SAFEGUARD RHINO AND RANGER'S LIVES
StopRhinoPoaching.com has been very fortunate, in that we have incredible partnerships with like-minded individuals and companies who are dedicated to making a difference to the rhino cause.
StopRhinoPoaching.com does not save rhinos lives. In our view, we are merely the channel to get your support to the right role-players and its THEM (with your help) who save rhinos lives. Without the dedicated rangers, reserve managers, security personnel and various law enforcement agencies who are working flat out and do their best, we would most certainly have lost HUNDREDS more rhinos. StopRhinoPoaching.com is making a difference, because the guys we work with on the ground sincerely appreciate our support and its them who are on the frontlines.
We often come across people who believe that their R20 / R50 / R100 / R200 wont make any difference. Never underestimate your contribution. You'd be amazed how funds add up, and how relatively low cost items can make a fundamental difference. Here's an example:
"Med deployed in the bush with survival straws you supplied. Sam says when he drinks via survival straw, its like sparkling water from shop. They are all using it now! Makes us more independent! Light and fast"
- Bruce Leslie, Commander, Special Rangers, Kruger National Park
A survival straw is a water purification device that fits onto a water bladder in a back pack. When equipped with one of these, rangers can fill up at water holes rather than carrying litres of heavy water with them, thereby enhancing mobility and speed. This is essential when in pursuit of poachers. A survival straw costs a mere R500.00......
We have had the most fantastic support from people from all walks of life. If you want to get involved but aren't sure how, look within your circle of influence! There is always a way to make a difference
SOME COMMON QUESTIONS
WE HAVE A COMPANY AND WANT TO DONATE PROCEEDS FROM ONE/SOME OF OUR PRODUCTS.
We welcome this type of partnership. Please send us an email, giving us a brief background on your company and product and how you would like to get involved.
WE WANT TO DONATE FUNDING - HOW MUCH COMES OFF THE TOP FOR ADMINISTRATION / OPERATIONAL COSTS?
Thanks to the generous support of our partner, the International Rhino Foundation (IRF,) we are able to channel 100% of donations to SRP back towards our rhino protection projects. The IRF recognises the importance of sustained capabilities and has awarded SRP grant funding to cover core operating costs. We are indebted for their support.
HOW DO WE KNOW THAT OUR MONEY IS GOING TO THE RHINOS?
Where requested, we will happily forward confirmation of payment/s for what we have purchased with your funding.
HOW DO YOU PLACE FUNDS?
StopRhinoPoaching.com, through Elise, is well placed through her 13 years' experience in the wildlife industry. As a trusted and well known person she has been able to establish projects with private, provincial and national reserves. All projects need to meet SRP.com's qualifying criteria, our various decision makers are consulted for approval and once projects are complete there are follow up visits to look at effectiveness. Rather than spreading our resources far too thinly and helping numerous areas, we prefer to concentrate our efforts on specially selected reserves and build their capacity where needed.
I DON'T HAVE FUNDING BUT WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER TO WORK FOR YOU
Thank you, truly, but due to the complexities of the crisis and because most of our projects are security focused, SRP.com will remain a small NGO. There are no plans to expand. If the work load becomes too much we happily refer people to other rhino groups or colleagues.
I DON'T WANT TO JUST GIVE A CHEQUE
SRP.com encourages personal involvement and as often as possible we'll introduce company donors and recipient reserves. As rhino poaching is a very emotional topic, and because raising funds can be hard work, it's important to us that projects are personal and that you get to meet the people you're helping.
FUN FUNDRAISING IDEAS
- Involve your company or people at work in raising funds. Be it a dinner or golf day or selling pancakes and boerewors rolls.
- If you're into sports, get sponsored to run a marathon / ride a race in support of StopRhinoPoaching.com.
- If you're getting married of celebrating a birthday, your loved ones can donate to us in lieu of gifts.
- We've had heartwarming support for the little ones, from school collections to cup cake sales to selling our rhino bands and stickers.
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HELP WITH BASIC SECOND-HAND EQUIPMENT
- Canvas tents, preferably in traditional camouflage or bush colours (although anything helps)
- Ground sheets
- Gas bottles, cookers, and lights
- Chairs, tables, sleeping bags and blankets
- Water bottles or water containers
- Eating utensils - plates, cutlery, etc.
- Multi-tools Torches
- Communication devices - old cell phones, smart phones, etc.
While we appreciate any contributions, equipment needs to be in working order. We also need to work out the viability of traveling costs or courier fees to Pretoria.