Saving the Rhino, One Horn at a Time
RhinoProtect was founded by Damian Vergnaud, owner of Inverdoorn Game Reserve and Iziba Safari Lodge, as a vital step in saving the rhino. A demand based on the mythical notions of the purpose and relevance of the rhino’s horn has led to an astronomical increase in rhino poaching and the illegal trade of its horn. The time has come to take a stand and find a solution in order to protect and save the rhino.
Heated debate has ensued about ways in which the senseless slaughter of rhinos can be prevented. Amongst the proposed solutions are legalisation of horn trading and dehorning the rhino. The former presents contentious issues in terms of control and further perpetuating existing myths; while the former causes stress and behavioural changes in the rhino. RhinoProtect has come up with a solution that avoids both problems. Developing a treatment that is injected into the rhino’s horn, it becomes poisoned, coloured and x-ray detectable – without affecting the rhino or altering the appearance of the horn from the outside. The rhinos at Inverdoorn have been spared as a result of this treatment and through RhinoProtect it will hopefully help combat the war against rhino poaching and save these innocent creatures.
PO BOX 304 SEA POINT 8060
CAPE TOWN SOUTH AFRICA