Black Rhino Wheels was borne of a South African heritage, and is named after the tough and mighty Black Rhino, an icon of the African bush. Black Rhino Wheels is passionate about supporting conservation efforts that will help to protect the Rhino from extinction. We have partnered with Save the Rhino International to support their vision for all five rhino species to thrive in the wild for future generations.
In 2016 Black Rhino Wheels raised $25,298 for rhino conservation, with 100% of the donation going to protect black and white rhinos in Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park. Black Rhino Wheels donations have helped the dedicated ranger teams in Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park on their anti-poaching and monitoring activities, especially as they go on extended patrols to monitor and protect rhinos across the Park. Black Rhino Wheels donations have also helped enhance the capacity of the Park’s rangers to respond to poaching incidents. Donations from Black Rhino Wheels have directly purchased the following essential equipment for the rangers:
Rangers work tirelessly in the field to setup and maintain anti-poaching operations. We received a letter recently from one of the rangers in Hluhluwe National Park that Black Rhino Wheels supports. Read article here.
One rhino is killed every seven hours. In South Africa alone, the number of rhinos killed for their horn has increased almost 9000% since 2007 and poaching for their horns is the biggest threat to the rhino’s survival.
It is estimated that if the poaching crisis continues on its current trend, rhinos could be extinct as early as 2020, a mere four years from now. So the need to protect this precious population is dire.
Black Rhino Wheels collaborates with Save the Rhino International to support endangered rhinos in Africa and Asia by donating a portion of sales of every one of Black Rhino truck wheels that are sold. “Black Rhino Wheels is passionate about helping to protect these majestic animals from the horrors of Rhino poaching,” says Terence Scheckter, President of Black Rhino Wheels.
You can read more about the collaboration between Black Rhino Wheels and Save the Rhino International here.
This video shows some of the ways Save the Rhino International is helping to protect the world’s rapidly diminishing rhino populations.
To find out more about the work of Save the Rhino International, please visit www.savetherhino.org