Campaign for Rhinos

Thursday 10th June 2021

Welcome to the world, little one

Allow me to introduce Lobaru – a handsome four-legged fellow who’s just been born in one of Kenya’s last remaining rhino havens run by one of our partners.

He’s a black rhino – one of the most endangered mammals on Earth.

If he lives a long life, over the next 30 years he will witness the turning point in rhino conservation. He will either watch his species be rescued from the very brink of extinction, or see it poached beyond the point of no return.

But for now, this is purely good news – one more baby black rhino on the planet.

It’s good news that could not have come at a better time. The events that 2020 thrust on Kenyan conservation were brutal beyond measure – locust swarms devastated the country, the pandemic halted ecotourism and torrential rains caused death, landslides and widespread flooding.

But with the help of donations from people like you, Sera Community Conservancy (where Lobaru was born) was able to hold on. Lobaru’s mother was kept safe, and this is our reward.

If we can achieve success now, amid all of those challenges, it is crystal-clear proof that conservation can work. Through your support, we can save these creatures and save their struggling species.

Please help this happen more and more and more and more. If everyone reading this donates just £3, you could help roll out this same solid protection to hundreds of other rhinos – saving their lives and safeguarding their future generations.

Jonathan Downes
Cryptozoologist, naturalist, musician, singer, composer, poet, novelist and Director of the Centre for Fortean Zoology since 1992. Jon was born in Portsmouth in 1959 and spent his infancy in Nigeria and his childhood in Hong Kong. His wife Corinna died of cancer in 2020, leaving him with two stepdaughters and a six year old granddaughter called Evelyn.