Hats off to Thanda Private Game Reserve
for supporting this worthy cause.
Thanda Private Game Reserve in KwaZulu Natal is giving a portion of all bookings made from September to December 2012 to Project Rhino, of which Thanda is one of the founding members, in recognition of World Rhino Day.
Project Rhino is an association of like-minded organisations allowing collective co-ordination of rhino conservation interventions, which are aimed at eliminating rhino poaching and securing the rhino population in KwaZulu Natal.
From the Project Rhino facebook page:
"As a result of the ever-increasing numbers of black and white rhinos being poached in South Africa, the need to pool resources and co-ordinate activities has resulted in KwaZulu-Natal’s leading conservation agencies joining forces to fast-track urgently needed anti-poaching and conservation interventions.
This association of like-minded organisations, collectively known as Project Rhino, allows for over-arching co-ordination of rhino conservation interventions aimed at eliminating rhino poaching and securing the rhino populations in KZN.
The members of Project Rhino also recognise that the work in conserving and protecting rhinos from poaching is symbolic of the threat faced by all wildlife, which will benefit from actions taken by Project Rhino. Furthermore it is noted that the poaching of rhino is indicative of the larger environmental crisis that South Africa is facing.
Project Rhino brings together organisations with a common vision and goal; identifies synergies through an integrated, common approach, and collectively, is a representative body which carries powerful leverage ability
This provincial initiative has the full endorsement of Dr Ian Player, one of the world’s foremost conservationists, founder of the Wilderness Foundation and co-founder of the Magqubu Ntombela Trust, and widely credited with saving the White Rhino from extinction in the 1960’s."
It's great to see these organisations pooling their resources and ideas under Project Rhino's umbrella.
And well done to Thanda for putting their money where their mouth is.
(Image via Project Rhino)
Stay at Thanda
Thanda is a spectacular private game reserve set in 14 000 hectares of Big 5 indigenous bush, 23 km north of Hluhluwe in northern Zululand. Thanda, meaning ‘love’ in Zulu, is a celebration of the Zulu people, their rich culture and wildlife. Built under thatch, and based on the traditional Zulu design, the spacious Main Lodge has sweeping views of bush and mountains. Rich textures, colours and fabrics have been stylishly blended to reflect the moods of Africa.