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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Challenge For A Cause - Rhinos, Literacy and Londolozi

One of our partners, Londolozi - owned and run by the Varty family, is a unique and special place in the Sabi Sands, South Africa. Much of the preservation today in southern Africa and beyond is a result of Dave Varty's tremendous insight and efforts in conservation. Still there is great risk...
  • The population of the African elephant, has declined by more than 99% since the 1930s, when as many as 10 million of the great creatures roamed free there.
  • Only 10,000 Rhinos exist around the world, down 85 percent since just 1970.
  • The continent’s lion population has fallen off by half since the early 1950s when there were an estimated 40,000 “kings of the jungle”.
"Londolozi’ means Protector of all living things. True to our values, we present to you our conservation event for 2010. Five individuals from Londolozi have come together with a mission to raise R500 000 for an endangered species and for literacy. Ultimately, for us, Africa is about the fusion of people and animals and about reconnecting the human spirit back to the wilderness." Londolozi
...and so Shan, Bronwyn & Boyd (Varty), Rich Laburn and Brett Roux are embarking on a grueling challenge to raise funds and continue this relentless endeavor; a 7-day 330km bicycle ride through the northern Namibian desert. Donations will go to Save the Rhino and The Good Work Foundation.
Any donation would be greatly appreciated and anyone who can
donate $600 or more stands a chance to win a 2 night stay at Londolozi’s Private Granite Suites worth $40,000!
To Donate, click here and scroll down:
Please refence your donation with 'C4AC' and then 'your name'.
For more information:
Contact Boyd Varty:
Tel: +27 (0)13 735 5653
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