WE NEED YOUR HELP TO SAVE ONGUMA'S RHINOS

Onguma's Rhinos are on the edge of darkness. The Anti-Poaching Unit on Onguma Nature Reserve is wholly dependent on the gracious contributions of our guests to finance their operations. With the current COVID-19 Global Crisis, guests cannot visit us and the unit is not receiving any funding and we need your help!


The success of our crowd funding campaign will allow the Anti-Poaching Unit to continue with their essential task of looking after our endangered Black Rhinos and other wildlife species on Onguma until guests return. 

Please take a moment to watch our campaign video above and follow the link below should you wish to help create awareness by sharing our campaign far & wide!

I thank you very much for your support in keeping our Rhinos alive.

Sincerely Yours,
Fritz Vorster


ONGUMA'S ANTI-POACHING UNIT
The biggest threat our wildlife currently faces, is poaching. This is due to the high value of rhino horn, ivory and many other animal products, making focused conservation efforts an even more vital necessity .

Rhino poaching activity in Namibia has increased dramatically during the last 4 years.  Five years ago we hardly had any cases of poaching on Onguma and within the last 2 years we have lost an estimate of 15 Black Rhino. During these last  two years, we have seen a great increase in the sophistication of the methods used to poach rhino and other wildlife.

We are up against highly progressive criminal networks and have therefore reacted with radical counter poaching initiatives to combat the poaching crisis. As a result, we now have a well-trained, fully equipped Anti-Poaching Unit patrolling our 91,500 acre private Nature Reserve day and night. Every day.

In order to keep our rangers safe and to allow them to do the best job possible at tracking down and apprehending poachers, they also need to be equipped with the best tools and technology for the job.

Since the APU has been on Onguma, we have seen a drastic decrease in poaching instances. Due to our conservation initiatives we have successfully apprehended poachers on multiple occasions and continue to collect evidence to assist in successful prosecution.
We firmly believe this is as a result of our team's passion, hard work & constant presence on the ground.

As the custodians of this unique nature reserve, it is our duty to help and protect the wildlife within for the survival of the species. Not only Rhino, but all animals. Without our input and protection, wildlife will go extinct very soon as greed and power dictate demand. 

HOW YOU CAN HELP NOW

The Anti-Poaching Units on Onguma are wholly dependent on tourism to finance their anti-poaching operations. With the COVID Crisis, Tourists cannot travel and the unit is not receiving any funding.

It costs US$4000 per month to keep the anti-poaching unit operational and to protect our Rhinos.  Funds raised will be used exclusively to support the salaries, wages, fuel and rations of our rangers, enabling them to keep up their wildlife protection duty and services.

The impact of raising funds to help this anti-poaching unit will be monumental in the fight against rhino and elephant poaching. Due to COVID-19, poaching pressure is increasing and without any funding from tourists, this anti-poaching unit cannot fulfill its mandate to protect the wildlife on Onguma.  Many rhinos and other game will die at the hand of poachers as a result of a lack of anti-poaching activities. 

This crowdfunding campaign will assist the unit to continue with their essential task of looking after endangered Black rhino and other game within the Onguma Private Nature Reserve until guests start returning to Onguma again. We aim to raise USD $50,000 by February 2021.

If you would like to make a difference, please support our Anti- Poaching Unit to help protect our Rhinos!




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