To create a shift in awareness about the interrelationship of man and nature and consequently the urge to care about the natural world we live in. To inspire and connect a diversity of people and organizations that are active in protection and conservation of precious biospheres based on a unified man-nature vision.
WEEK ACTIVITIES RHINOWEEK
Isn’t it bizarre that every rhino, whether in the wild, in a zoo or in a museum, dead or alive, is endangered? The horn, made of creatine, just like our nails and hair, is heavily sought after in Asia as a symbol of status and wealth. It is used for making jewellery and very often as a stimulant for human consumption.
Can you imagine… A kilo of rhino horn is worth more than a kilo of gold or even cocaine. Grind it into powder, put a sticker on it that reads ‘Cookie Ingredients’ and add some cinnamon. Scanners and drug dogs will not be able to stop you and you can easily pass customs with a big smile on your face! So how do we stop these criminals, these gangs? How do we stop this complete idiots to extinct primordial animal species without scruples?
WNF RANGERS DAY
During the RhinoWeek 2017 in Amsterdam there is a special program for the World Wildlife Fund’s Rangers on Wednesday 11th October. At 10:00 hours and 14:00 hours three special guests will give a presentation. Ian McCallum, Voice for the Voiceless, Jan Kees Link of SensingClues and South African Jessica Babich from the Rhinos of the Waterberg project.
The Alliance for Precious Biospheres has the ANBI status (public benefit organisation) and registered as RSIN 8577.64.445.
The Dutch abbreviation ANBI means ‘Algemeen Nut Beogende Instellingen’ (Institution Aimed at the Common Good) and refers to charitable, religious, humanistic, cultural and scientific institutions whose mission and operations are deemed by the Tax Service overwhelmingly to serve the Common Good.
The Dutch government implements a fiscal policy that encourages the donation of funds to causes that advance the Common Good. Apart from granting tax advantages, ANBI status also favors Sponsors, Contributors and Patrons in countries that grant tax concessions to foreign registered charities, as well as those based in the Netherlands. Sponsors, Contributors and Patrons who have made a donation to our foundation may be able to deduct the amount from taxable income. For more information: https://anbi.nl/
Members of the board of the Alliance and the board of Recommendation will not receive financial compensation, remuneration for the work done for the Alliance Precious Biospheres. The organisation solely depends on volunteers.
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