Leading decking and paving support system specialists Ryno has taken a walk on the wild side and adopted two rhinos to help protect the endangered mammals.
The company has adopted Lankeu, an African black rhino in Nairobi National Park, Kenya through the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF).
It has also adopted Ratu, a Sumatran rhino in the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary in Way Kambas National Park, Indonesia through the International Rhino Foundation (IRF).
Both species of rhino are classed as critically endangered and face threats including illegal poaching and habitat changes.
The African black rhino was declared extinct by International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in 2011 and none remain in the wild in West Africa.
There are thought to be fewer than 300 Sumatran rhinos left in the wild in Southeast Asia.
Based in Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Ryno provides intelligent decking and paving solutions to architects, developers, merchants and contractors throughout the UK and around the world.
The company is one of many adopters of the rhinos and their support funds vital work to train and equip anti-poaching teams, restore fragile rhino habitats and create and extend protected areas. It also supports projects to tackle the illegal trade in wildlife in areas around the world.
Director Caleb White, said: “We’re proud to play our part to help endangered species by supporting two international wildlife charities. The rhino is an important symbol for us as it inspired our name and logo which helps us stand out from the crowd.
“We follow the updates we receive on Lankeu and Ratu from the World Wildlife Fund for Nature and the International Rhino Foundation very closely and have been pleased to hear positive news about their health and happiness in recent weeks.
“Although wildlife is not directly connected to what we do as a business we have global links and are happy to support two very important international causes to support these endangered animals.”
The company’s RynoDeck and RynoPave ranges feature pedestals, cradles and support systems ideal for use wherever decking and paving is required.
Quick to install and easy to adjust, the products have won praise for their versatility and have been designed to stand the test of time.
Primarily serving the decking and paving industries, Ryno’s roots began more than 25 years ago. The company leads the way in innovative, sensible and long-lasting solutions for supporting external raised surfaces, including gardens, patios, roof areas, terraces or balconies.