Miro & Makauri partner up with ‘Project Rhino’ to help fund dog-food & veterinary supplies for anti-poaching K-9 unit
Miro & Makauri have been very fortunate to grow as a business through the last 18 months, but with continued growth, owner Scott Heinemann also wanted to ensure increased responsibility and sustainability where possible.
Following our successful ‘plant-based- dog treats, UN affiliated tree planting scheme in Uganda and our ongoing single-plastic reduction drive, Miro & Makauri wanted to support a conservation & wildlife charity that used and supported dogs in their work.
After initially making contact in early autumn 2021, Miro & Makauri have set up a funding partnership with conservation award winning ‘Project Rhino’ an association of leading conservation agencies, state and anti-poaching specialists working together to conserve South Africa’s wildlife.
Project Rhino was launched on World Rhino Day, 22 September 2011 with the common aim of fighting wildlife crime and Together with South Africa’s Kruger National Park are collectively responsible for the protection of the world’s largest rhino populations well as the most genetically diverse population of white rhino’s.
A K9 unit was then established by Project Rhino in 2017 - ‘Project Rhino’ co-ordinator Chris Galliers explains “Dogs have proved to be an essential tool to fight wildlife crime by tracking down poachers, detecting wildlife products and recovering illegal weapons and ammunition”
To watch a short video on the K9 Unit follow the link: