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Rohit bats for conservation of rhinos, donates INR 2.5 million

Rohit bats for conservation of rhinos, donates INR 2.5 million
Rohit Sharma has been vocal about the wildlife conservation and protection of rhinos. (AP)

New Delhi - Rohit's work on rhino conservation started in 2015 when he first met Sudan - the last male Northern White African rhino



By IANS

Published: Mon 30 Sep 2019, 8:32 PM

Last updated: Mon 30 Sep 2019, 10:34 PM

India's limited-overs vice-captain and Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma recently made a contribution of INR 2.5 million to WWF and Ol Pejeta, the organisations' that are engaged in wildlife conservation.
Rohit is known for supporting the protection and conservation of rhinos and wildlife.
Rohit's work on rhino conservation started in 2015 when he first met Sudan - the last male Northern White African rhino.
He was stunned that the species was near extinction due to poaching, loss of habitat and climate change.
Sudan made such an impact on Rohit that the Indian superstar soon started working on raising awareness against rhino poaching.
Rohit has been vocal about the wildlife conservation and protection of rhinos, working closely with WWF.
Meanwhile, Ol Pejeta even named a baby rhino after Rohit's daughter Samaira.
Among the many campaigns and causes he has actively supported over the years have been the WWF India's Rhino Conservation, Ol Pejeta's Rhino Conservation and Save Our Rhinos Africa India (SORAI) - to stop poaching of animals.
The graceful right-handed batsman, who hit five centuries in the 2019 World Cup, even puts a sticker on his bat to raise awareness against rhino poaching.
 


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