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The Hawaii Rhino Conservancy is an initiative to establish a White rhino population on the Big Island of Hawaii, which is safe from poaching and other threats. The aim is to protect genetic material of this species which is uniquely under threat through poaching. Once the threat of predation is eliminated the rhinos would be repatriated to Southern Africa.
The Hawaii Rhino Conservancy is a collaboration of the following organizations:
The Black Rhino Foundation is a US non-profit organization dedicated to wildlife conservation, and in particular the protection of Black and White rhinoceros. The foundation has been established in 2011 by Jelle Boersma. Over the years the foundation has supported a number of conservation projects. Now the main focus is on establishing safe living spaces for rhinos.
DUCK is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization focused on solving global problems with innovative solutions that protect and heal mother nature. DUCK's mission is to enable a sustainable future for countless generations of animals by (1) protecting wildlife in its natural environment, (2) educating the world about the increasing threat of species loss, and (3) setting aside large tracts of protected land (free from the threat of poaching and/or habitat loss) to be used as forever sanctuaries for endangered species.
Ann Goody PhD is the Executive Director of Three Ring Ranch (3RR) in Kona Hawaii. www.threeringranch.org 3RR is Hawaii's only accredited animal sanctuary and home to over 120 exotic residents. 3RR residents are either owner surrender or placements by state or Federal agencies. Ann is passionately dedicated to conservation as a wildlife rehabilitator, humane educator, animal advocate for the past 40 years. Ann believes that the creation of the Hawaii Rhino Conservancy, (HRC) is a requirement to be implemented now. That if we as a species plan on leaving a world where rhino still exist for future generations we cannot wait any longer. Halting the current trend towards extinction requires bold moves and HRC is so important that Ann is channeling a great deal of time and effort to this cause.
The white rhinoceros or square-lipped rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) is the largest extant species of rhinoceros. It has a wide mouth used for grazing and is the most social of all rhino species. Wikipedia..