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2,000 rhinos to be released in Africa

Words by Abi Scaife

A non-profit will be releasing 2,000 white rhinos from captivity in Africa.

Incredible! What’s the story?

African Parks is a conservation NGO that manages 22 protected areas in partnership with 12 governments across Africa. 

They recently purchased a rhino breeding farm, which currently holds 2,000 southern white rhinos in captivity. 

What’s happening now?

The plan is to reintroduce those rhinos to the wild over the course of 10 years - one of the biggest project of this kind ever undertaken in Africa. The plan is not only to free the rhinos, but also to shield them from poaching, protecting the species long term.

To learn more about the project, you can visit the African Parks website.

Charity check-in 

At Smiley Movement, we like to elevate the work of charities across the world. Here are three charities whose causes align with the themes in this article.

Four Paws UK. This charity is an animal welfare organisation, working globally to help animals in need. Learn more here.

Wildlife Justice Commission. This international foundation works to end animal trafficking around the globe. Find out more here.

Born Free. This is a wildlife conservation charity that’s passionate about wild animal welfare and Compassionate Conservation. Find out more here.

This article aligns with the UN SDG Life on Land.

This article aligns with the following UN SDGs

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