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The Boucher Legacy

WILDCON has been privileged enough to be involved with the THE BOUCHER LEGACY since its inception and it is something we truly believe will assist greatly in the current war we are ALL facing on rhino poaching.

Ex-Proteas cricket legend, now conservationist - Mark Boucher is one of the most dedicated people one could ever wish for to have supporting wildlife conservation. His passion is unswerving / his commitment is genuine / his morals and objectives are worthy and true to the bone – just like us. To top it off, he’s not a bad bloke either!

 

 

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Using the Rhino DNA Index System project, The Boucher Legacy wants to DNA profile every individual rhino in South Africa. This will provide a powerful disincentive to poachers as every horn can be traced back to its source. This technology has already been used to put poachers behind bars and they want to extend this protection to all South African rhinos and, hopefully, beyond South Africa’s borders.

WHATS TO BE DONE?

The Boucher Legacy comprises of three key pillars:

PROSECUTION

The Boucher Legacy is aiming to get every living rhino onto a DNA database housed at the University of Pretoria’s Onderstepoort campus. The DNA of over 50% of all living rhinos has been loaded onto the DNA database thus far. However, over 10 000 samples still need to be collected. It costs approximately $1090.00 to collect a DNA sample from a single rhino. This cost includes helicopters, vets and specialised skills and equipment needed to collect DNA samples. Thanks to samples collected thus far, convicted rhino poachers are currently serving a total of 300 years behind bars.

CONSERVATION

Along with its DNA database efforts, The Boucher Legacy is partnering with Dr Sam Ferreira and the South African National Parks’ Veterinary Services to track rhino in certain focus areas. This will help us understand the movement of rhino in areas where poaching is most prevalent.

EDUCATION

Education is key if we have any hope of saving our precious rhino. The Boucher Legacy has achieved high levels of support through media exposure, which has rallied the public as well as sports teams such as The Proteas, South Africa’s national cricket team – which has even dedicated test match days to The Boucher Legacy programme.

 

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

You can …

Follow The Boucher Legacy on social media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheBoucherLegacy

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BoucherLegacy

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theboucherlegacy/

 


Make a contribution directly to the The Boucher Legacy to help protect the rhino and contribute towards getting every rhino on the DNA database system.

Banking Details

To make an EFT payment for your donation please use the below details:

Account Details

Account Holder: THE DIRECTORS THE BOUCHER RHINO LEGACY NPC
Account Number: 27 337 767 1
Branch name: CASTLE WALK BRC
Bank name: STANDARD BANK
Branch code: 4645
Account type: CURRENT
Swift code: SBZAZAJJ

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