FLYING FOR RHINOS & CONSERVATION
Flying for Rhino and Conservation is a non-profit organisation (NPO) that was started by a group of dedicated pilots and conservationists who realised that our wildlife is under siege due to the increase in demand for animal parts such as rhino horn, elephant tusks, lion and leopard bones as well as numerous varieties of flora species. Their experience in the industry enabled them to realise the vital role that aerial surveillance plays in the fight against animal poaching, not only in the location of animals, but also in the tracking and apprehension of poachers. Through the use of a Bat Hawk (Light Sport Aircraft), Flying for Rhino and Conservation are able to patrol over key areas for between four to five hours a day, giving a very workable solution to the high running cost of traditional aeroplanes and helicopters. Over the past two years and the thousands of hours in flying time, we have had great success using the proudly South African built Bat Hawk to protect wildlife from above.
Flying for Rhino and Conservation relies heavily on donor funding to provide free air support to anti-poaching and conservation units. 100% of your donation goes to helping Flying for Rhino and Conservation in providing aerial support over conservation areas that need protection, including, flying and maintenance of these aircraft that are being used for conservation and animal protection.