African wildlife initiative
Rhinos Last Stand
New technological solutions and fresh thinking can save this iconic species from the brink of extinction so that future generations can see this magnificent creature in its natural habitat. If we delay for two years – it will be too late. Initially we aim to treat 2500 rhinos, which is probably enough to save the species.
The biggest threats to this endangered great ape's survival come from political instability, human encroachment, and forest degradation. Only about 1,000 of these great apes remain in the wild, according to the most recent census. Their sanctuary in Virunga National Park is fertile and rich in biodiversity making it one of the most populated regions in Africa. As people move closer to these endangered apes, they also bring the risk of human diseases such as the flu, pneumonia, and even Ebola. Increasing human populations and continued encroachment pose serious threats to this great ape's habitat.