Join Together for World Rhino Day, September 22

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World Rhino Day is September 22nd – how will you show your support for these precious pachyderms?

UPDATE: Please see the WORLD RHINO DAY 2011 page for current information! This post refers to World Rhino Day 2010.

On September 22nd, people all over the world will take a stand against rhino poaching and the illegal trade in rhino horn in recognition of “World Rhino Day”.

Rhinos are under siege, due to the demand for illegal rhino horn in traditional medicines – despite the fact that rhino horn has been scientifically tested and proven to have no medicinal value.

According to WWF, more than 600 rhinos have been gunned down since 2005, and the wildlife trade monitoring network TRAFFIC found that rhino horn from southern Africa is destined for consumer markets in China and Vietnam.

Make noise for rhinos!

World Rhino Day, a global campaign initiated by WWF, calls on all concerned citizens of the world to dust off their vuvuzelas, toot their horns, blow their didgeridoos and make as much noise as possible at 1:00 PM Central Africa Time (CAT), as a symbolic act to send a powerful message to leaders that the time to take serious and effective action against rhino poaching is now.

Attend a virtual event presented by Africam

If you wish to attend a virtual event (perhaps due to time zone differences), Africam will present a tribute to the rhino beginning at 12:30 PM CAT, followed by the blowing of the vuvuzela at 1:00 PM CAT.

Use the World Time Clock converter to see what time to tune in.

The event will be shown on the Nkorho Cam on Africam – check out the details here.

Social networking on World Rhino Day

Celebrate World Rhino Day on Facebook® by joining these pages and events:

Spread the word, invite your friends and show your support for rhinos on World Rhino Day!


Image: Saving Rhinos LLC

Rhishja Cota-Larson

I am the founder of Annamiticus, an educational nonprofit organization which provides news and information about wildlife crime and endangered species. I am the Editor of Rhino Horn is Not Medicine and Project Pangolin, author of the book Murder, Myths & Medicine, a writer for the environmental news blog Planetsave, the host of Behind the Schemes, and Producer for the upcoming documentary The Price. When I'm not blogging about the illegal wildlife trade, I enjoy gardening, reading, designing, and rocking out to live music.

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  1. Thanks for posting this. In support of WOrld Rhino Day, Wild! Art will be posting an original photo of one of the many rhinos I have been blessed to observe in South Africa and Kenya. Starting at 7Am EST, 1PM CET, I will post one photo an hour for 12 hours. The insanity has to stop and more people need to understand what is happening.

    Please come by tomorrow to :
    http://njwight.tumblr.com

    thanks again for blowing this horn.

    NJWight

  2. Constant conservation is necessary in this day and time. We are finding out that Nat’l. Parks and preserves cannot protect these magnificient creatures from the ignorant, profit of poaching. Rhino preservation is in the hands of the sanctuarial preservationists. Without these far-sighted individuals providing safe haven, rhinos, and all other wildlife would be gone. Private sanctuaries are truly the last bastion of salvation for endangered species. Bravo! for World Rhino Day, and Viva! for the sanctuaries like Fossil Rim and White Oak that work to propagate and save.