Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Listen to the Young Voices

A couple of months back I was visiting friends and sat making playdough rhinos with their 6 year old son, Frankie. We talked about the northern white rhinos and the fact that there are only 3 left in the world. Some weeks later Frankie’s mum got in touch to say that it had been on his mind and he wanted to do something to help. In his words, he wanted to help "make a baby rhino". So he came up with the ‘Rhinos UP’ project to try and raise funds for the Ol Pejeta Conservancy’s ‘Most Eligible Bachelor’ campaign.

Frankie's vision is to build a huge flowerbed in one of their local parks, designed in the shape of Sudan - the last male northern white rhino on earth. The proposal to his council in Cambridge involves planting native bee-friendly flowers and he is currently out knocking on doors in the community to gather support for his idea.

I am backing Frankie on this project because the only positive result for rhinos relies on the next generation taking up the mantle and being the wildlife guardians of the future. Witnessing such passion and understanding in someone so young must only be encouraged. Frankie is my Young Wildlife Champion of the Year

Watch this space for more about #RhinosUP and ways to get involved.

Frankie’s petition letter to the public:

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