01 September 2015

Namibia Impressions Fund Raising 30 paintings in 30 days

After spending some time in the Desert Rhino Camp earlier this year, I have a fondness for the desert-adapted black rhino. They live in a desolate area in the North-west of Namibia and are monitored and protected by the rangers of the Save the Rhino Trust. They are highly endangered and face a constant threat of extinction due poaching. The Save the Rhino Trust does a great job with minimum resources.

To help raise awareness and raise funds for the hard working rangers I will be participating in Leslie Saeta's 30 paintings in 30 days starting on the 1st September. Each day for the next 30 days, I will post a painting. Half of all sales will go to the trust and I hope to raise a minimum of US$2000 - So please spread the word and help the cause. In a world where many of our animals are disappearing, every bit of help is an advance.

From the Save the Rhino Trust website

"SRT protecting Namibia's rhinos for more than 30 years

Save the Rhino Trust Namibia has worked tirelessly to protect the desert-adapted black rhino of the Kunene and Erongo regions.From the point of near extinction, the rhino population has rebounded, and SRT is proud to be part of this success.

SRT operates in a remote, rugged area of more than a million hectares, with few fences, no national park status and no controls over who goes in or out.  Working closely with the Ministry of Environment and Tourism, local communities and NGOs, our dedicated teams of trackers go out on daily patrols to monitor this last truly free-ranging population of black rhino in the world.

But there is no time for complacency. Organized crime syndicates are here, acting with military precision and targeting our rhinos, and we are intensifying our efforts in the face of this grave threat."