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You Can Save Rhinos With A Fun Activity This Month

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World Rhino Day is September 22. Are you up for a bit of fun?

  • Did you know a rhino is slaughtered for its horn every eight hours?
  • Did you know South Africa is experiencing its worst poaching crisis in history?
  • Did you know that unless we do something to stem the tide, this iconic gentle animal will be extinct in 10 to 15 years time?
  • Did you know that public apathy is playing a major part in their demise?

Are you going to be part of the solution or are you going to be a part of the problem?

Photo: Nir Vana

The challenge!

The challenge is very simple and works as follows:Either you donate $5 to a rhino conservation fund or you paint your nose red and publicly challenge five friends to do the same. They then have 48 hours to respond. If they accept, they must either donate $5 or paint their noses red and challenge another five people. Photo (Top row; left to right): Anton van der Spuy, Belinda Follmer (nee Myburgh), Nir Vana, Sose Sargsyan, Jane Halevy
(Bottom row; left to right): Christopher Glisson, Annique Ferreira, Pat Dickens, Nun Khachatryan, Yelena Solovyova, Didi TaylorWow! This is a really great idea! How can I find out more?Easy! Simply head over to the Facebook event. There you will find all the latest challenges, the weirdest pics, the coolest Youtube vids and more!We are also posting links to petitions, breaking news items, supporting pages and groups and on Sep. 22 (World Rhino Day) we will be hosting a Tweet storm of note!Count me in! What can I do to help save the rhino?Glad you asked! Here are 10 simple ways!Challenge, challenge and challenge!Join the Facebook event and please invite your friendsPost this Dodo article everywhere!Contact local news media. Post it on news pages. Post it on public and electronic notice boards Inform your local radio stations. Challenge them to participate. Post your challenge and this Dodo article on their Facebook pagesParents: get your kids involved! Challenge schools to raise $2,015 and get classes to compete against each other. Let's see those red noses people!Do you belong to a club or a society? Bring them on board and challenge rival clubs! Businesses, here is your chance to green your corporate image! Grow your goodwill by challenging your rivals!Do you own a printing company? Contact the organizers via the event page. We need sponsors who can donate T-shirts to give away as prizes. Use Twitter with hashtags; get social people!Be a part of the solution because apathy is part of the problem!Photo: Eyal DegabliLet's make this the next "bucket challenge."

World Rhino Day
World Rhino Day

The challenge is very simple and works as follows:

Either you donate $5 to a rhino conservation fund or you paint your nose red and publicly challenge five friends to do the same. They then have 48 hours to respond. If they accept, they must either donate $5 or paint their noses red and challenge another five people.

Wow! This is a really great idea! How can I find out more?

Easy! Simply head over to the Facebook event. There you will find all the latest challenges, the weirdest pics, the coolest Youtube vids and more!

We are also posting links to petitions, breaking news items, supporting pages and groups and on Sep. 22 (World Rhino Day) we will be hosting a Tweet storm of note!

Count me in! What can I do to help save the rhino?

Glad you asked! Here are 10 simple ways!

Be a part of the solution because apathy is part of the problem!

World Rhino Day
Photo: Eyal Degabli

Let's make this the next "bucket challenge."

Photo: Nir Vana / Jane Halevy