The Australian Rhino Project

The Black and White Rhinoceros of Africa are under severe threat and potentially on the verge of extinction in their wild habitat due to excessive poaching, driven by a burgeoning market for rhinoceros horn in China and Vietnam. Despite continued efforts from the South African government and other in situ conservation attempts in African nations, the situation continues to deteriorate, with a current estimate of one rhino being poached every eight hours in South Africa. Rhinoceros poaching has escalated in recent years, and experts believe the current wave will this year reach the highest levels for two decades - driven by demand from Vietnam for 'medicinal' rhinoceros horn and as a status symbol amongst a new generation of users.

It is in light of these dire circumstances that The Australian Rhino Project (TARP) was born. The ultimate goal of The Australian Rhino Project is to ensure the survival of these majestic species. 

In 2016, Ray Dearlove, Founder of TARP, will escort a safari to South Africa with the focus being on the plight of the Rhino.   For further details refer to -  The Australia Rhino Project - Safari

 For further information click here - The Australian Rhino Project. 

"I dream of an Africa which is in peace with itself... I dream of the realization of the unity of Africa, whereby its leaders combine in their efforts to solve the problems of this continent. I dream of our vast deserts, of our forests, of all our great wildernesses. We must never forget that it is our duty to protect this environment"
Nelson Mandela (1918 - 2013)