Rhinoark

pp&billThe Foundation's 2003 major fund-raising campaign was linked to Pollyanna's 'Around the World in Eighty Paintings' exhibition and raised a total of £4575.00.

Pollyanna with Bill Jordan

The population of Black Rhinos in Aberdare national Park in Kenya has been brought to the edge of extinction by poachers. The Rhino Ark project is aiming to make the National park a completely safe refuge for the rhino, elephant and other animals by erecting 260 kilometres of electric fence - this has the additional advantage of keeping the rhino's away from the local farmer's crops. Money is still needed to purchase the wire, run the machine that makes the post, and erect the fence. The fence posts, which are 6" thick and 10' tall are made directly from waste plastic, thus recycling an otherwise harmful pollutant, while protecting Kenya's much depleted forests.

International wildlife vet Bill Jordan is a founder trustee of Rhino Ark, and Pollyanna agreed to support the project following his recommendation. Pollyanna is honorary vice president of the Bill Jordan Wildlife Defence Fund.

Shown above right is Foundation representative Andrew Hind presenting the cheque to Rhino Ark Chairman Colin Church and the Chief Warden of Aberdare National Park Daniel Onsembe, on behalf of the Foundation.

They are standing in front of some of the reconstituted environmentally friendly fence posts which our grant will help to purchase.