Eton College Rhino Ambassadors Programme

In the summer of 2017 a group of boys from Eton College will be travelling to South Africa to support our rhino protection initiative

The rhino poaching crisis (as well as other wildlife crime) is of international significance and affects all levels of society. Since 2008 poachers have killed at least 5,940 African rhinos

“The Wilderness Foundation, and the Wilderness Leadership School have a key role to play. We need to take people back 2,000 years to reconnect with nature, and restore a respect for nature which society has lost.” – Dr. Ian Player DMS, Co-founder WF-UK

During the summer of 2017, the Wilderness Foundation UK and Wilderness Leadership School will be undertaking a rhino conservtion project in the Pilanesburg Game Reserve.

The rhino protection programme is being supported by boys from Eton College through the Wilderness Foundation/Eton College “Rhino Ambassadors” Programme.

The group of 15 boys will first undertake a primitive Wilderness Trail in the pristine iMfolozi Wilderness Reserve, where they will spend five days and four nights experiencing life in the wild, in the best traditions of the wilderness journeys conceived by our late Founder, Dr. Ian Player DMS.   The group will also spend time at the Wilderness Leadership School, also founded by Ian, before travelling on to the Pilanesburg where they will make a practical and positive contribution to the fight against rhino poaching.

“Every 8 hours, another rhino is killed in South Africa…and the number is growing”

Between now and the date of depature, the boys will be working to raise the funding needed to undertake the rhino conservation project – in the region of £2,000.

All funds raised through this appeal will directly contribute to the welfare and protection of rhino in South Africa.

To contribute to Rhino Ambassadors please use the following link:

http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/etonrhinoambassadors

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