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Rhino Conservation Charity At Emerald Headingley This Friday

11th September 2018 | 12:06 pm

By Phil Daly

Photo: Mikkel Beisner

Leeds Rhinos have teamed up with rhino conversation charity, Save The Rhino, for this Friday’s Super 8s Qualifiers clash against Salford Red Devils at Emerald Headingley, kick off 7.45pm.

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Leeds Rhinos have teamed up with rhino conversation charity, Save The Rhino, for this Friday’s Super 8s Qualifiers clash against Salford Red Devils at Emerald Headingley, kick off 7.45pm.

The registered charity, based in London, began fundraising for in situ rhino conservation projects in 1992, taking their unique rhino costumes to events all over the world to raise money for rhino conservation. Save The Rhino’s work helps to raise awareness of the current threats to rhinos in the wild and educate the public on how their fundraising projects help protect the endangered species.

Rhino poaching has reached crisis point with more than 7235 African rhinos lost to poaching in just over a decade. Save The Rhino are working to reduce the consumer demand for rhino horn, working tirelessly in Vietnam, China and South East Asia where rhino horn is desirable to address consumer behaviour and prevent the sale of rhino horn to combat poaching and trafficking in the wild.

Across the globe rhino habitat is shrinking with human development chopping up landscapes where rhinos live, leading to small, isolated populations that cannot get together to breed. Save The Rhino continuously work to save existing rhinos in an effort to grow the global population. Through the funds they raise, they are able to contribute towards kit for rangers, planned and emergency veterinary interventions, transmitters and radio frequency tags to help track rhinos in the wild and supplements for rhino calves being hand-reared in enclosures or bred in the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary.

Look out for the charity around the ground on Friday and please give generously to support the vital work that they do. You can find out more about Save The Rhino at www.savetherhino.org, find them on Facebook at @savetherhinointernational, follow them on Twitter @savetherhino and search on Instagram @savetherhinointernational.

Match tickets for Friday’s game are available to pruchase with advance tickets in the standing terraces priced £10 for juniors, £13 for concessions and £20 for adults. Buy online at tickets.therhinos.co.uk, call the Ticket Office on 0371 423 1315 or buy in person from the Club Shop at Emerald Headingley Stadium. Please note that advance prices are valid until this Thursday and prices increase on match day by £2.

Junior = 16 & under. Concession = seniors 65 & over, students, under 21s and disabled on production of valid ID.

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