At Pulse Africa we believe in conservation and we believe in making a difference where we can. Thus a percentage of each of our bookings goes towards one of our chosen charities; The Local Ocean Trust – Watamu Turtle Watch or The Rhino Art Project.
Here is a round-up of The Rhino Art Project in 2016.
The Rhino Art conservation education campaign achieved a huge milestone this year; over 300,000 children have now been reached – and more than 73,300 youth this year alone!
This year, we welcomed two new regional partners in South Africa – the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre and Divan Grobler from Aquila Game Reserve in the Western Cape – who, along with the energetic volunteer team in the Eastern Cape are doing a tremendous job of using Rhino Art as a Call to Action again rhino poaching and all forms of wildlife crime in their communities.
Thanks to your support, we’ve enhanced the educational element of the school visits, launched a new lesson-on-a-page Rhino Art Template and now have a Google Earth Rhino Art Schools Map, which you can visit online to see the reach of Rhino Art throughout South Africa; this is constantly updated, so be sure to check back often.
Perhaps the biggest highlight of the year for us is that Rhino Art Winners now get to see rhinos in the wild, via 4-day Wildlife Kids Camps, hosted in KZN by our partners Wildlife ACT and WESSA and participating game reserves in other parts of South Africa. These educational experiences are proving their worth in building the all-important sense of empathy for rhinos, as well as a greater understanding of the value of conservation and protecting wildlife in general.
It’s been a tremendously busy year and big plans are in place for next year! Thank you for being a key player in the Rhino Art conservation education campaign.
‘Siyabathanda Obhejane – we love our rhinos – let our voices be heard!’
A big thank you to our clients for contributing towards this very worthy cause.