BIHL helps conserve rhinos through arts

Rhino sculptor from BIHL handed to FCC to raise awareness of rhino conservation. PIC: KEOAGILE BONANG
Rhino sculptor from BIHL handed to FCC to raise awareness of rhino conservation. PIC: KEOAGILE BONANG

FRANCISTOWN: Botswana Insurance Holdings Limited (BIHL) Trust in collaboration with Thapong Visual Arts Centre unveiled a life-sized sculpture of a rhino in an effort to conserve the endangered animal.

The unveiling of the fiberglass sculpture of a white rhino was held at the Francistown Civic Centre yesterday where it will be on display. The initiative called ‘Rhinos in the City’ comes as part of the trust’s nationwide project aimed at increasing awareness around rhino conservation efforts against poaching.

According to BIHL Trust Chairperson, Bakwena Oitsile, poaching is one of the major concerns that continue to threaten the tourism sector in Botswana, which is among those that thrive in the economy of Botswana. He said that as BIHL they came up with this initiative so that rhinos do not go extinct due to poaching.

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