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BlackBerry to aid fight against rhino poaching

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BlackBerry is aiding the fight to protect Southern Africa’s endangered rhino population through its support of a new Stop Rhino Poaching internship programme.

The internship is an initiative of the international Young Presidents Organization and World Presidents Organization (YPO/WPO) and takes place in South Africa and Botswana from June 26 to August 23. The programme aims to help conservation interns learn the ropes around safeguarding endangered animals threatened by poachers.

Stop Rhino Poaching is an NGO that focuses on raising funds for the fight against rhino poaching and driving awareness about rhino poaching.

BlackBerry is supporting the internship programme in the following way:

· Donate 5 BlackBerry Z10 smartphones to help the interns stay in touch wherever they are

· Arrange data and voice connectivity for the interns to use over the next two months

Says Alexandra Zagury, managing director for South and Southern Africa at BlackBerry: ‚”The Department of Environmental Affairs estimate that around 430 rhinos have been poached in South Africa this year alone. The poaching of rhinos for their horns remains one of South Africa’s most concerning environmental issues.

‚”BlackBerry is extremely committed to support this cause, hence our engagement in this programme. We believe that the fight against rhino poaching can be won through the efforts of dedicated people and organisations, and we will provide them with help where we can.‚”

To show your support for South Africa’s endangered rhinos, please visit and like the Stop Rhino Poaching Internship Program on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/StopRhinoPoaching1?ref=stream. Also, please share rhino news on Twitter and encourage friends to donate to Stop Rhino Poaching using @rhinoypointerns.

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