DEF­CON III Rhino Project

The DEF­CON III team applied inno­va­tion through con­ser­va­tion and this has resulted in a fan­tas­tic idea !

If you are ask­ing your­selves – “What on earth do rhi­nos and paint­ball have in common?”…well, they can both be a challenge !!

On a seri­ous note, while paint­ball is a fun sport, we are also inter­ested in giv­ing back to our environment.

There­fore, we have been in dis­cus­sions with the devel­op­ers and man­u­fac­tur­ers of the 3D-​IC Sight Sys­tems located in South Africa to fur­ther our con­ser­va­tion idea.

A full review and addi­tional infor­ma­tion of the 3D-​IC Sight is avail­able on our tech-​blog.

As I am sure you’ve seen in the news – they updated us on the grav­ity of the Rhino sit­u­a­tion. Front­line wildlife rangers are at extreme risk due to armed, dan­ger­ous poach­ers that are preva­lent in their areas. In sup­port of the vital work done by the rangers 3D-​IC will donate sights in approved areas, increas­ing their capa­bil­ity to defend themselves.

As the sever­ity of the Rhino sit­u­a­tion has esca­lated rapidly, we decided to take a big step into aid­ing the con­ser­va­tion of this mag­nif­i­cent ani­mal. Through our nego­ti­a­tions with 3D-​IC, they pro­vided dif­fer­ent ver­sions of new sights for an addi­tional series of testing.

So, what hap­pens when you add DEF­CON III to the Rhino con­ser­va­tion game ?


Tar­get #1

We can now give you the chance to try out this inno­v­a­tive sight sys­tem your­self when attend­ing the same events!

DEF­CON III will ‘rent’ out the sights for the day at a small fee of which 100% will be donated to The Pilanes­berg Wildlife Trust and their Rhino Pro­tec­tion Project. This trust was estab­lished in 1999 to pro­vide a medium through which con­tri­bu­tions can be made to fur­ther con­ser­va­tion and social uplift­ment. The PWT is a non-​profit organ­i­sa­tion and is reg­is­tered with the South African Insti­tute of Fundrais­ing. It does a tremen­dous amount to pro­tect wildlife against poach­ers in Africa.

* Please con­tact our team­mate Rakarth at events to secure your sight for the day !


Tar­get #2

We will col­lect and donate 100% of that from within the DEF­CON III Team and our friends as well.

As a notice­able result our team­mate Rakarth has been in South Africa vis­it­ing the Pilanes­berg Game Reserve in Sep­tem­ber 2017. There he has been able to give an amount of 500 € directly to the PR-​manager of the Pilanes­berg Wildlife Trust. In our blog we share his live expe­ri­ences in the park and with one of the Rhino pro­tec­tion units in a lit­tle report.

This is the link to the report: http://​bit​.ly/​2​y​X​y​U​T​u


For addi­tional infor­ma­tion regard­ing The Pilanes­berg Wildlife Trust, we have pro­vided the fol­low­ing link:

http://​pilanes​berg​wildlifetrust​.co​.za/


Dona­tion Counter (as at 10.07.2018):
500 € handed over in 092017

1,000 € sent in 052018

150 € col­lected since 052018

1,650 € Total Donations

‘small things are big
huge things are small
tiny acts have huge effects
every­thing counts
nothing’s lost’

(Band: Project Pitch­fork, Song: Alpha & Omega)


Now it’s up to you.

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