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DEADLINE FOR ANTI RHINO POACHING SUGGESTIONS IS 7 FEBRUARY...

The deadline for submitting anti rhino poaching suggestions is on Friday 7 February. Organisations that want to help fight rhino poaching need to submit their suggestions  on anti-poaching strategies in time.  The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) has urged all its partners to review South Africa’s current strategy after 86 of the endangered animals were killed in January alone.  Last year was the worst on record, with 1 004 rhinos killed.  “The aim of this review process is to identify priority areas that require additional assistance and gaps that must be addressed,” said DEA spokesperson Albi Modise.  He said the department also hoped to identify opportunities to collaborate, cooperate or consolidate existing projects and initiatives with its partners that include  include NGOs, non-profit organisations, fund raisers, rhino conservation and anti-poaching service providers plus donors involved in rhino-related projects.  Modise said 21 suspected poachers have already been arrested this year in connection with the 86 rhinos that were poached since the beginning of January. Last year, 343 suspects were arrested.  Like last year, most of the rhinos killed so far this year (63) were killed in the Kruger National Park. Eight were poached in KwaZulu-Natal, six in Limpopo, four in the Free State, three in Mpumalanga and two in the North West....

A blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year to all the Rhino Buddies out there!...

  A blessed Christmas and a Happy new year to all the Rhino Buddies out there! Thank you Dr. Jack Swanepoel for this picture from the & Beyond collection. Posted from WordPress for Black...

White Rhino, mother love!

Our future rhino depends on babies to grow up and have babies of their own! Like what we see now of the mother and calf in a rhino sanctuary! On this forum we would welcome suggestions and ideas how to ensure the survival of this species! Please share your idea, even if you might think it to be to stupid to share! It might just be the breakthrough we need or plant the seed with somebody else in order to save our rhino from...

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With the on-going devastation of poaching on existing southern African, rhino populations and other ecological crimes. A group of professional formed rhino Buddies in 2012. Rhino Buddies aims to create public awareness and funding for the preservation of wildlife. This will be achieved in the following ways: • Technology • Counter poaching initiatives • Education • Awareness campaigns • Community development in and around wildlife preserves throughout southern Africa • Visibility at major events • Sales of branded merchandise • Corporate sponsorship • Public donations • Social media networks awareness campaigns • Online promotions and advertising • A rehabilitation centre One of the most important aspects of our drive is to assist small entities who perhaps are not receiving the bulk of the current funding due to their profile such as: • Provincial Parks • Regional Parks • Community Projects The work that Rhino Buddies does is helping to preserve our wildlife; not just for today, but for our children and their children. Please become a Rhino Buddy and help us make a difference....

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Run 4 Rhino Potjiekos Kompetisie Reels / Competition Rules...

Potjiekos Kompetisie Reëls / Competition Rules 1. 4 Mense per span / 4 Persons per team . 2. Alle voorbereiding (sny van groente, marinering van vleis, ens) moet op die terrein gedoen word. /All preparations (cutting of vegetables, marinating of meat, etc.) must be done on the terrain. 3. ‘n Lys van bestandele en die resepmetode moet beskikbaar wees vir die beoordelaars se inspeksie. / A list of ingredients as well as recipe must be there for the judges to inspect. 4. Deelnemers moet hulle eie #3 of #4 potte en bestandele voorsien. / Participants must provide their own #3 or #4 pots. 5. Deelnemers moet verkieslik gas gebruik en indien u vuur gebruik moet bo op beskerm vir gras gemaak word. Geen vure op grond. / Participants should preferably make use of gas as heat source and should you prefer to make a fire it must be done in such a manner that the lawn is not damaged in any way what so ever. No open fires on the ground. 6. Elke span is verantwoordelik vir die opslaan van hulle eie kamp. (Sambrele, gazebo’s, baniere, stoel ens) Die groote van elke kamp sal 4x3meter wees. / Each team is responsible for the erecting of own camp as well as supply of umbrellas, gazebo’s banners chairs, tables and cutlery! 7. Beoordeelaars se besluit is finaal en bindend. / Judges decision will be final and binding. 8. Deelnemers kan vanaf 08h00 hulle voorbereiding begin doen. / Participants can commence preparations from 08h00. 9. Beoordeling sal 13h00 gedoen word / Judging the pots will commence at 13h00. Deelnemers sal beoordeel word volgens die volgende beginsels: / Participants will be judged on the following: 1. Algemene voorkoms van die span en hulle kamp. / General appearance of team and their camp. 2. Aanbieding van die finale produk – m.a.w. Is daar wyn saam met die pot, hoe is die kos uitgetal op die bord, is daar eetgerei, ens. Elke span moet twee borde voorsit vir die beoordeelaars om te proe. / Final presentation of product – in other words are there complimenting wine served with meal, how is it dished up and presented with cutlery. Two judges will sit down for a setting. 3. Tegniek: Is die pot in lae gepak? Is die bestandele vars? Is die bestandele op die terrein voorberei? Toestand van die pot? Beheer van die hitte. / Technique: is the pot layered? Are the ingredients fresh? Is everything prepared on the terrain? State of the pot and heat control? 4. Resep: Is dit uniek of tradisioneel? Is dit beproef?...

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