2012 Waterberg Training Class

Operation: Stop Poaching Now – Special Training & Equipment

Operation: Stop Poaching Now Over the next few weeks, We will be sharing 10 Ways to Fight Rhino Poaching — detailing diverse solutions you can support to address the poaching crisis. 2. Special Training & Equipment Highly-trained and well-equipped rangers are key to winning the war against poaching. Rangers face heavily armed, highly organized and…

“Dzeliwe,” Swaziland’s first rhino poached in 20 years, was shot and killed on June 3, 2011. 
The young cow’s orphaned calf subsequently died.

Portrait of a Rhino Poacher, Part II

As the International Rhino Foundation re-launches Operation: STOP POACHING NOW, we have carefully considered how to tell the story of the unspeakable fate met daily by poached rhinos. While we don’t usually show graphic content, we believe that you as our supporter deserve to see, once in a while, what and whom we’re up against.…

Kingpin and mastermind of the Songimvelo Gang is allegedly responsible for the deaths and woundings of at least 15 rhinos in Mpumalanga and three in Swaziland, including orphaned calves.

Portrait of a Rhino Poacher, Part I

As the International Rhino Foundation re-launches Operation: STOP POACHING NOW, we have carefully considered how to tell the story of the unspeakable fate met daily by poached rhinos. While we don’t usually show graphic content, we believe that you as our supporter deserve to see, once in a while, what and whom we’re up against.…