Canvas Ante Up 2013 Award Winner - Sabi Sand Wildtuin
Each year, Canvas chooses one not-for-profit subscriber to honor as its "Ante Up Of The Year" organization. This year, Canvas is awarding the honor to a team of conservationists who are on the front lines of the war against rhinoceros poachers in South Africa at Sabi Sand Wildtuin. On June 25, Michael Grover, pictured below, will fly to Washington D.C. to accept this award.
Rhinos are on the brink of extinction due to terrorist-funded poachers who sneak onto game reserves to cut off the rhino's horns, often leaving the animals to bleed to death.
The street value of rhino horn exceeds that of gold...a single horn can fetch over $100,000 US when sold on the black market because it has become a status symbol in Asia. At the current rate of slaughter, these majestic animals could be extinct within the next decade.
Though Canvas is a small company halfway around the world from the epicenter of wildlife trafficking, we are doing our part to aid in the fight against poaching by donating mobile devices, pro bono access to Canvas data collection apps and by providing field training to the conservation teams in South Africa.
Watch former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's keynote address on why Americans should care about wildlife trafficking in Africa
Get a sneak peak at the anti-poaching documentary starring Asian superstar Yao Ming
Watch the Rhino Rescue Project trailer illustrating how anti-poachers are injecting horns with dye to make them less valuable
Recent press highlighting Canvas' work with Sabi Sand Wildtuin to combat poaching:Can A Paperless Office App Save Africa's Rhinos from Extinction? Bloomberg Businessweek
South Africa Fight Over Rhino Poaching Escalates, Huffington Post
Deriving Profit from Nonprofit Work, Washington Post Would you like your organization to be considered for the Canvas Ante Up program?
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