Rhino poaching is, tragically, a growth
industry. And when each rhino horn is worth more than a living rhino, this is unlikely to change unless we act to change it.
That is why the Castle Lager Boucher Legacy wants everyone to come together to place every
rhino in safe hands.
Using the Rhino DNA Index System project, run by the VGL lab based in Onderstepoort,
we want to DNA profile every individual rhino in South Africa. This will
provide a powerful disincentive to poachers as every horn can be traced back to
its source. This technology has already been used to put poachers behind bars,
with the system being used in cases of rhino poaching already. We
have already tagged 616 rhino and we want to extend this protection to all
South African rhinos and, hopefully, beyond South Africa’s borders.
Finding, tagging and profiling a rhino costs on average R10 000 ($1000) per rhino, so we cannot hope to achieve this goal without your help.
This World Rhino Day, the 22nd of
September, come together to add your voice to the call for donations. Because
together, we can place all our rhino in safe hands.
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To find out even more, visit The Castle Lager Boucher Legacy