Vicky & Vanessa Wiesenmaier: BUY NO RHINO!

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Vicky & Vanessa Wiesenmaier: BUY NO RHINO!

We are 2 sisters from Cape Town starting a cycling adventure from Hong Kong to Singapore in April 2015 to create awareness of the rhino poaching issues.
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We will be travelling through Vietnam, China and Thailand, the main consumer markets driving the demand for rhino horn.Especially in these countries we want to reach the people! Even if we cannot change a whole culture, we will sow a seed of change.We love the powerful message from Wildaid ‘Once the buying stops, the killing can too!
Website http://www.buynorhino.co.za/
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Buy-No-Rhino/1399979173629575
We are 2 sisters, Vicky and Ness, born in Cape Town, South Africa, but of German origin. The idea to cycle through South East Asia for the rhinos first came about in 2014. We both love the bush and spent 3 weeks together in Kenya in 2012. The severity of the rhino situation already hit us then.
Vicky is a financial controller based in Germany and Ness works as a fashion buyer in Cape Town. Through many skype conversations this trip was conceived and planned.f9683d_350d1f3065e4430484c5c161a9605294.jpg_srz_p_800_476_75_22_0.50_1.20_0.00_jpg_srzTHE ROUTE: Hong Kong to SingaporeOur cycle tour starts in bustling Hong Kong, leading us through seven South East Asian countries to Singapore. We will be travelling through the southern part of China, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore.
Vietnam, China and Thailand are the main consumer markets driving the demand for rhino horn. Especially in these countries we want to reach the people!
Even if we cannot change a whole culture, we will sow a seed of change.


OUR GOALS

“When the buying stops, the killing can too!”

The slogan of Wild-Aid says it all. Only with demand reduction will the rhino have a chance of survival.

The two African rhino species – the black rhino and the white rhino  – are threatened by poaching. If the development of the past years continues it is expected that the rhino will become extinct in the near future! The war against rhino poaching will be won in Asia, not in Africa.

We want to travel through the key consumer markets and call for a change. The demand for rhino horn has to be reduced. Our efforts will concentrate especially on Vietnam, China and Thailand.

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