BlackBerry supports rhino fight

2013-07-12 11:02
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Cape Town - A mobile phone manufacturer has thrown its weight behind the fight to save the rhino from poachers.

BlackBerry announced on Thursday that it was supporting a Stop Rhino Poaching internship programme.

The programme is designed to help conservation interns learn how to protect rhino and runs until 23 August.

BlackBerry announced that it is donating BlackBerry Z10 smartphones as well as data for the participants.

"BlackBerry is extremely committed to support this cause, hence our engagement in this programme. We believe that the fight against rhino poaching can be won through the efforts of dedicated people and organisations, and we will provide them with help where we can," said Alexandra Zagury, managing director for South and Southern Africa at BlackBerry.

According to, 446 rhino have been poached in SA in 2013 and some have argued that at the current rate, rhino will become extinct in Africa within decades.

The Stop Rhino Poaching internship programme is an initiative of the Young Presidents Organisation and World Presidents Organisation and you can show support on the Facebook page.

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