Invest in and join the fight to protect elephant and rhino for future generations
My name is Henry Bezuidenhout. I am a Johannesburg-based photographer and photo-artist with an insatiable appetite for exploring and capturing images associated with the beauty and fascinating charm of the fauna and flora to be found in South Africa’s national parks and other wilderness areas in our beautiful country.
This passion has inspired me to initiate this fund-raising project designed to help preserve this natural heritage for future generations. The project is intended to generate a sustainable flow of funds that are so critically needed to support anti-poaching initiatives designed to combat the wholesale slaughter of elephants and rhino in the country.
Statistics just released by the South African Department of Environmental Affairs reveals that a total of 71 elephants were poached in the Kruger National Park between 1 January and 31 December 2018. One elephant was also killed in KwaZulu-Natal, which brings the total for the year to 72. This represents and increase of four over the previous year.
In the same period 769 rhino were killed by poachers - 421 in the Kruger National Park, one in the Marakele National Park and the rest in other conservation areas around the country.
Based on wide range of high-quality ceramic tableware that feature my photos of elephant, rhino, wild dog, zebra, lion and baobab trees, I am looking for financial support to set up an e-commerce web site that will be focused on generating income from the sale of these products. The products are already being successfully sold through carefully selected retail outlets in various national parks and are guaranteed to be scratch resistant and dishwasher and microwave safe.
A contribution based on a guaranteed percentage of all sales will flow through from all web-based sales to the appropriate anti-poaching units. Funding income received, sales and all donations made to anti-poaching initiatives will be subject to independent audit verification.