IRF is always looking for unique ways to raise money for rhino conservation and to spread the word about the importance of protecting rhinos and other threatened species. So we were very excited when Rhinocarhire.com approached us with a terrific new idea to raise money and awareness through an online/Facebook campaign.
Rhinocarhire.com, a car rental company offering low cost car rental from major international destinations, has already “adopted” the five Critically Endangered Sumatran rhinos at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary in Way Kambas National Park, Indonesia. But this adoption is just the first phase of a long-term project the company has planned.
Rhinocarhire.com also intends, along with the help of the public, to support IRF’s rhino conservation programs by providing 20 rhino rangers with a month’s food rations, employing 10 members of anti-poaching units for a month, and providing radio collars and immobilization drugs for rhino translocations, among other initiatives. The company is encouraging people to visit the conservation site at http://www.rhinocarhire.com/conservation.aspx , to see how quickly the challenge is moving forward and also to offer support by becoming a fan of the project on Facebook.
Each time Rhinocarhire.com reaches one of their Facebook fan targets, they will make an additional donation to IRF! All you have to do is visit http://www.facebook.com/rhinocarhirecom/rhinocarhire today and become a fan, and you too can help raise money for vital rhino conservation programs.
The conservation site set up by Rhinocarhire.com, also aims to keep fans up to date on happenings at the sanctuary, as well as educate those eager to learn about the species. And, as more individuals and organizations link to the site, even more funding will be generated for conservation activities.
So thanks to our friends at Rhinocarhire.com, and to everyone else helping to support this great project! And if you have any creative ideas of your own about how to raise awareness and funding for rhino conservation, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. After all, rhinos need all the help they can get.