Rhino Conservation to Be an Ongoing Priority for Goway Travel

Company extends conservation campaign after raising over $5000 in four months.

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The world rhino population has fallen by more than 90% in the past 30 years.

Goway’s founder and President Bruce Hodge has instilled at all levels of the company a commitment to preserving the world’s unique wildlife.

Glendale, CA (PRWEB) December 04, 2013

Goway Travel has extended its Save the Rhino campaign after raising SAR53,236 for Wildlands Conservation Trust.

Committed to supporting biodiversity in South Africa, the Trust accepted the cheque at an event last month in Durban, on South Africa’s east coast. Goway donated $20 for each booking made with one of its private game lodge partners. By its end, the four month campaign had raised the equivalent of USD5325.

Not content to be just another provider of South Africa tours, Goway’s founder and President Bruce Hodge has instilled at all levels of the company a commitment to preserving the world’s unique wildlife. Inspired by this most recent success, Goway has committed to continuing support for the Wildlands Conservation Trust by extending its campaign on an ongoing basis, also thanking its Africa globetrotters for their support.

The world rhino population has fallen by more than 90% in the past 30 years. Fewer than 5,000 Black Rhinos are believed to remain in the wild and one subspecies, the Western Black Rhino was declared extinct in 2011. Rhino poaching in South Africa has reached epidemic proportions thanks to a dramatic increase in demand for rhino horn in the East for medicinal and cultural reasons.

Goway’s contributions will go towards:

  • Equipment for anti-poaching units (APU).
  • Funding to upgrade the skills of APU teams and reserve staff.
  • Funding to maintain informant networks that play a vital role in stopping poaching before it happens.
  • Education and awareness programs in schools and communities.
  • Funding for monitoring work, which is a 24/7 job.
  • Involving local communities in anti-poaching projects.

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