Tuesday, 22 September 2015

How To Support World Rhino Day

Today is World Rhino Day. World Rhino Day was first announced by WWF-South Africa in 2010. Everyone knows about the fact that elephants are killed every day for their tusks. According to National Geographic over 100,000 elephants have been killed in the last three years, but rhinos are killed too for their tusks, which some cultures believe have medicinal properties.


Of the two types of rhino in Africa, the black rhino and white rhino -  there are only 20,000 remaining of the white rhino and only a handful of the even rarer northern white rhino. The black rhino is even more endangered being on the critically endangered list with a population of only approximately 5,000. As you can see these magnificent creatures are under major threat.

The very real risks of both elephants and rhinos face in Africa will be around for as long as there is demand for their products. Rhino horn is used in some traditional Asian medicines for a variety of conditions from a high fever to blood disorders and even as a hangover cure whilst in Vietnam where some people believe rhino horn cures cancer. It is important to note that there are no scientific basis for these claims.


Organisations that focus on saving these beautiful creatures should in my opinion be applauded. Tusk is one such charity that funds conservation and community development in Africa. Tusk has set up important surveillance projects to monitor the black rhino population, and protect them from poachers. 

So what can we do in the UK on a simple level? We can donate to Tusk through their website and also through initiatives where companies donate their profits of a product to this worthwhile charity.

One such company is Asimi Silver. Asimi Silver feel so strongly about the cause that they have pledged 100% of the profits from both their silver elephant necklace and their silver rhino necklace to Tusk.


These beautiful pendants are full of character and very unique like the animals themselves and come complete with sterling silver chains, beautifully presented in a lovely Asimi presentation box, and tied with a bow. Inside is a silver care card as well as a note confirming your support of these animals through the charity Tusk.

These gifts are perfect for animal lovers everywhere, jewellery lovers and lovers of the diverse African continent. The hand finished pendants are different and special and make a perfect Christmas gift.

Asimi Silver also have other animal pendants for sale, including a very cute hummingbird, hippo, giraffe and whale pendant.


Let me know what you think of these pendants. Did you know about rhinos being endangered? Have you been to Africa and seen these beautiful creatures in the wild?
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20 comments

  1. What a great idea, I love that their profits go to help animals.

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  2. I've never seen one up close but I would really love to one day.

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  3. I love the elephant charm. I've only ever seen these animals in a zoo but would love to see them in the wild.

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  4. Love these charms, it makes me so sad to see such beautiful animals suffering, I really hope they can put an end to it x

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    1. It is sad Cathy I agree. Tusk does excellent work.

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  5. They are gorgeous animals and the charms really are lovely. Thanks for helping to raise awareness.

    Claire
    x

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  6. I've never heard of this before. it does look like a really good cause x

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  7. The little chairs are gorgeous! It's such an amazing idea as a way to support!

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  8. I love those pendants. It's so sad to hear about the rhinos. :( x

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  9. That's so lovely that all they're profits go towards this great cause. I was aware that rhinos are also endangered, it's so sad that these magnificent creatures are targeted this way!

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    1. It is Sarah. I really didn't realise how endangered these animals are until I wrote this post.

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  10. Gorgeous animals and I can't believe that these creatures are still being slaughtered. Thank you for keeping awareness of the cruelty and promoting such a great cause x

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    1. I know and the need for Rhino horn isn't even based in scientific fact.

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  11. What a lovely thing for a company to do and donate their profits. These pendants are beautiful and I'm sure would make a lovely gift for any animal lovers out there x

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    1. I think they would make a great gift too.

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  12. These charms are beautiful! This is a great post raising awareness for a good cause. No animal deserves to be hunter or slaughtered :( x

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  13. So many beautiful species out there that are threatened by the human race, it's so sad to see and hear about. Those pendants are beautiful though and for such a good cause as well. Might have to invest in some in the future.

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  14. Such a brilliant idea, they're so elegant, just like the creatures themselves, glad to see it's all going to a great cause.

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