On the 22nd of September 2018 Rhino Coin celebrated its first World Rhino Day. World Rhino Day, which is celebrated annually, is a special day that commemorates and celebrates both African and Asian rhino species.
As you are well aware, rhinos are considered to be one of the most spectacular animals on the planet. Yet, they are also one of the most threatened and endangered mammal species due to illegal poaching.
World Rhino Day was first announced by WWF South Africa in 2010, in an effort to help save the world’s remaining rhinos. In 2011, World Rhino Day grew to become an international success, encompassing all five species of rhino: Black, White, Greater One-Horned, Sumatran, and Javan rhinos, all thanks to the determined efforts of two extraordinary women.
Where World Rhino Day all began…
In the middle of the year 2011, Lisa Jane Campbell from Chishakwe Ranch in Zimbabwe started to do online research to find ideas and seek potential collaborators. In her research, Lisa came across Rhishja Larson’s blog, which lead Lisa Jane to send Rhishja an email. The two women discovered that they shared a common goal of making World Rhino Day a day of celebration and awareness for all five species of rhino. In the months that followed, they worked together to make World Rhino Day 2011 an online and offline international success. World Rhino Day has since grown to become a global phenomenon, uniting NGOs, cause-related organisations, businesses, and concerned members of the public from nearly every corner of the world!
In honour of World Rhino Day, Rhino Coin hosted a Word Rhino Day social media campaign which entailed a series of Facebook and Twitter posts to create awareness around the plight of rhinoceros in our modern world, and what can be done to help save those that remain. We were so impressed by the number of rhino advocates that are out there, and how many people share the desire to make a real difference. In saying this, we are so proud to announce that since the World Rhino Day Facebook campaign launched, the Rhino Coin Facebook audience doubled… THANK YOU! You are part of Rhino Coin history.
Well-done to the winners of the World Rhino Day competition: Andries Minnaar, Andre Coetzer, and Carel Gerhardus Swartz. These participants were the lucky winners of Rhino Coins, but most importantly they were part of Rhino Coin’s first World Rhino Day competition in celebration of this wondrous species! We hope that we were able to inspire them to continue trading on CornuEx in support of our rhino!
Although World Rhino Day has passed for another year, we hope you, the rhino guardians, continue to support the rhino through Rhino Coin and be part of the fight to protect a species that has been around for millions of years, and plays a crucial role in the ecosystem, which helps shape the African landscape.
In a world full of poachers and non-supporters, be a Lisa Jane or a Rhishja Larson, and continue to make a difference in the lives of a species that is a symbol of strength, resilience, and tenacity.
As a dedicated Rhino Coin custodian we hope that you can encourage those around you to also become an active Rhino Coin supporter.
Remember for every Rhino Coin you purchase… YOU are helping to save a species.
If you liked this article, then you may also like to read ‘Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained’ here. Or maybe you’d just like to pop us a comment below on what has inspired you to be a ‘Rhino guardian’.