Continuing the fight against rhino poaching

Continuing the fight against rhino poaching

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) has extended its rhino protection partnership with the Wilderness Foundation, for another year, with the sponsorship of six new Amarok double cabs. The R2-million sponsorship is VWCV’s contribution to the Forever Wild Rhino Protection Initiative pioneered by the Wilderness Foundation.

Says David Powels, managing director of Volkswagen Group South Africa: “The extension of our partnership reaffirms our commitment to helping the Wilderness Foundation to fight the scourge of rhino poaching in our country. The Forever Wild initiative is in line with Volkswagen’s ‘Think Blue’ philosophy which promotes cooperation with organisations that are environmentally conscious and work towards the sustainability of endangered species, such as rhinos.”

Game reserves in Mpumalanga, North West, Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal can now continue their proactive rhino protection and anti-poaching activities. “We are very grateful to Volkswagen’s continued support with the Amaroks that we have placed in game reserves across the country,” says Matthew Norval, director of conservation at the Wilderness Foundation. “The vehicles are making a significant contribution to our fight against the poaching of rhinos and other wildlife-related crimes.”

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