On the global 'black market' Rhino horn, per ounce, is worth more than gold and diamonds. Rhino's are destroyed solely for their horn believed to have medical use. It has none. It is Keratin like your hair and fingernails.
With rhinos potentially becoming extinct in our lifetime due to intense poaching, Son Safaris supports the rhino reserves in Zululand, South Africa. We equip and train rangers with the tools to fight back, and we ensure they have safe, reliable, and functional uniforms, boots and equipment to do this in.
We fund various dehorning and anti poaching programs of both black and white rhinos. Dehorning is an additive strategy to the many existing layers of rhino protection, removing the incentive to kill the rhino for its horn. The horn is made of hair and will grow back.
Our partner conservancy, Ukuwela, as part of our habitat protection program will also in the longer-term provide additional habitat for rhinos in South Africa.