How You Can Help Rhinos
No matter what your budget, how much time you have, or what you like to do, there is an opportunity for everyone to help rhinos by sharing this urgent message: Rhino horn is NOT medicine.
Help educate others and raise awareness about the rhino crisis
In 2012, Saving Rhinos became a project of the nonprofit organization Annamiticus, organized and operated for educational purposes within the meaning of the Internal Revenue Service Code section 501(c)(3). If you would like to support our work, you can make a donation securely online or send a check to our mailing address.
You can help spread the word by sharing the posters, articles, and videos - or buy a rhino t-shirt to help support our work!
- Learn more about My Horn is Not Medicine
- Learn more about Bust the Myth - Save the Species
- Learn more about This, Not This"
- Learn more about Partnership for Rhino Conservation, Nepal (PARC/Nepal)
- Learm more about JAIL NOT BAIL: Justice for Rhinos
- Learn more about World Rhino Day 2011
Help rhinos with social media
You can share information about the illegal rhino horn trade using social media tools such as a blogs, Twitter, Facebook®, and more. Saving Rhinos publishes articles, web content, and printable communication materials that are easy to share across a variety of social media platforms.
- Spread the word about the rhino poaching crisis. Rhishja has written the world's first blog about the illegal rhino horn trade and we encourage you to read and share the information.
- Become a fan of Saving Rhinos on Facebook® - and invite your friends!
- Buy a t-shirt from Saving Rhinos and help support our work!
- Follow Saving Rhinos on Twitter
Contribute funds to reputable organizations
Sadly, the rhino crisis has attracted various scam artists who are fraudulently "raising money for rhinos".
Many of them are no more than a "Facebook group" and are not charities or businesses of any kind. Others have turned out to be private rhino owners capitalizing on the rhino crisis by masquerading as charities and collecting donations, so please do your research.
If you would like to contribute funds to help protect rhinos and other endangered wildlife, here are a few reputable organizations that we recommend:
- Education for Nature-Vietnam
- International Rhino Foundation
- Asian Rhino Project
- Environmental Investigation Agency
- Save the Rhino International
Get the FACTS! Read Rhino Horn: All myth, no medicine on National Geographic's NatGeo News Watch
Rhino horn has the same medicinal effect as chewing one's own fingernails. In other words, rhino horn has no medicinal value whatsoever. Watch this video of Dr. Raj Amin at the Zoological Society of London explain more about scientific analysis of rhino horn:
Needed: Accurate reporting on the rhino crisis by mainstream media
Instead of simply noting that "rhino horn is used in Chinese medicine", we believe a more accurate statement would help educate the public and should be universal:
Although rhino horn has no medicinal effects on humans, myths and superstitions about rhino horn still persist. In China and Vietnam, rhino horn is unfortunately promoted as a "remedy" for nearly everything, from fever to cancer - and even devil possession. The cultural myths surrounding rhino horn are why rhinos are slaughtered illegally - and why wild rhino populations in Africa and Asia remain under threat.
We are pleased to report that social media and content sharing campaigns are helping to educate the public.