A Utah-based effort to save rhinos in South Africa is using digital art to help the species.
SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — More conservation efforts are turning to cryptocurrency to further their cause; a Utah-based effort to save rhinos in South Africa is using digital art to help the species.
Wade Hill is the founder of Warriors 4 Rhinos, a non-profit that benefits a rhino sanctuary in South Africa, where he continues his work. Hill immigrated from the country when he was 16 and moved to Utah, where he now lives.
“We’ve lost two species in our lifetime of rhino,” Hill said.
Hill said more are on their way to extinction due to poaching.
We’ve had several rhinos shot on our farm, one fairly recently,” he said. “Most of the time they’re alive when they cut their horn off. And they do it with a chainsaw.”
Rhino horns can bring in a lot of money, despite being made of what our fingernails are made of.
“Average rhino horn, $200 to $250,000,” Hill said.