Only very few rhinos survive outside national parks and reserves today as a result of relentless poaching and habitat loss (https://www.worldwildlife.org/species/rhino). A sub-species of Asian rhino, Javan, became extinct in Vietnam in 2011 and, in Africa, the northern white rhino and western black rhino have recently gone extinct in the wild (https://worldnewsforlife.wordpress.com/2011/10/25/javan-rhino-now-extinct-in-vietnam-last-one-killed-by-poachers/).
Conservation efforts working alongside rural communities are helping, but education is key to their survival (https://www.awf.org/wildlife-conservation). As a conservation artist who creates art with my little daughter whilst teaching her about the importance of conservation, I now also Teach Children Conservation Through Art in nursery schools too.
Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots is a truly incredible organisation that helps facilitate the education of children in conservation, and this is why a donation of ten percent of all profits made from the sale of these baby rhino Christmas cards will go there to help with funding.
To view our jolly Christmas cards, please check out our store https://www.doodleswithmydaughter.co.uk/shop.
Please visit Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots https://www.rootsnshoots.org.uk for more info.