ThreatQuotient, invites the cyber security industry to celebrate World Rhino Day 2021.
Less than 30,000 rhinos remain in the world, and the poaching crisis is not slowing down.
To help bring awareness to rhino conservation efforts and to raise money for initiatives that will ensure their protection, ThreatQuotient has been an official partner of Helping Rhinos, a charity organisation focused on providing a sustainable future for rhinos, since 2019.
ThreatQuotient celebrates World Rhino Day
ThreatQuotient’s ongoing support for Helping Rhinos includes sponsoring Nocry, a member of South Africa’s first all-female anti-poaching unit, Black Mambas.
They took part in the first ever World Female Ranger Day in June 2021, highlighting the unique skills that female rangers bring to conservation and the incredible progress they are making.
The rangers protect wildlife on the frontline and are great role models in the community.
ThreatQuotient’s sponsorship has contributed to vehicle, administrative, patrol and equipment costs, as well as the new Black Mambas operations center, providing a headquarters complete with computers, radios, grid maps and nature conservation books.
“On World Rhino Day, am proud that ThreatQuotient is in a cause bigger than cybersecurity.”
“Our love for the rhino species can be felt in every corner of ThreatQuotient, from our mascot and office space to the rhino adoptions we have made on behalf of every region of the world where we have customers,” said John Czupak, Chief Executive Officer of ThreatQuotient.
“We recognise there are many causes that deserve worldwide attention. Today, we call on our industry peers to join us in raising awareness of rhino conservation.”
“We tip our hat to Helping Rhinos for their tireless work, and my team for building a culture at ThreatQuotient that actively looks for ways to make an impact on the world around us.”
Loss of habitat is an increasing threat to the rhinos’ future on our planet.
South Africa is home to 80% of Africa’s rhino population and the region’s human population growth is forecast to rise putting pressure on wild spaces and the wildlife that survive on them.
To support rhinos that are displaced, ThreatQuotient also maintains four rhino adoptions Mthetho, Makhosi, Mpilo and Bhanoyi, growing and thriving at the Zululand Rhino Orphanage.
Helping Rhinos applauds ThreatQuotient’s initiative
Simon Jones, Chief Executive Officer of Helping Rhinos applauded the initiative.
“Helping Rhinos applauds the collaborative global efforts with the law enforcement agencies in South Africa, though we still have a long road ahead to overcome the poaching crisis.”
“In the first half of 2021, poaching was 50% higher than in the same period in 2020.”
“With the support of dedicated partnering organisations like ThreatQuotient, we shall continue to find creative and innovative ways to protect the world’s rhino population.”
“Helping Rhinos is grateful for ThreatQuotient’s unwavering support and efforts as we look forward to welcoming other supporters into our Rhino conservation community as a result.”
In commemoration, Help Rhinos’ latest initiative is the Rhino Strongholds Protect project, aimed at improving the efficiency and effectiveness of anti-poaching operations.
Radio tracking collaring is a proven deterrent against poaching. By fitting 40 radio tracking collars, Helping Rhinos will be able to track rhinos across eight different reserves.
These collars help rangers watch the rhinos from a distance, saving time and resources.
To get involved and contribute to Helping Rhinos’ goals, attend the Global Gala for Rhinos.
The gala showcases work being done to create and strengthen Rhino Strongholds that are essential to ensure the long-term survival of black and white rhino on Ol Pejeta Conservancy.