International Rhino Foundation Names Executive Director

The International Rhino Foundation has selected Nina Fascione as its new executive director following the retirement of Dr. Susie Ellis, who led the organization for the past 13 years. Fascione has been a wildlife conservation professional for more than 30 years. She previously served as vice president of philanthropy at Defenders of Wildlife in Washington,... Continue Reading →

A Letter to You From Dr. Susie Ellis

Dear IRF Family, After 13 years of productive and fulfilling work at IRF, I am retiring as IRF’s Executive Director.  I have been honored to work with our field teams, US staff, Board, partners, and donors, and have been blessed with a network of friends and colleagues all over the world. IRF is extraordinary in... Continue Reading →

What it Means to be Critically Endangered

Black rhino The IUCN has just issued a Red List update for African rhinos. Black rhino numbers have steadily been increasing since 1995, so why are they still considered Critically Endangered? Of the five living rhino species, three – the black, Sumatran and Javan rhinos – are classified as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red... Continue Reading →

Conservation Is Not Cancelled

It has been an incredibly strange and sometimes scary few weeks with a lot of uncertainty, but we’ve been working very hard to ensure that all the members of our IRF family - our staff and partners around the world - are healthy and safe, and that they can continue to keep rhinos safe, even... Continue Reading →

Two More Rhinos Arrive at Manas National Park in India

Over the weekend, two sub-adult female greater one-horned rhinos were transported from Kazaringa National Park and released in Manas National Park in Assam, India under the supervision of the Translocation Core Committee, which includes veterinary and security personnel. In a wild-to-wild translocation under IRV2020, two female greater one-horned rhinos were moved from Kaziranga NP and... Continue Reading →

Marine Rhino Protection Unit Now Patrols the Waters Around Ujung Kulon National Park

The Marine Protection Unit launched in January, patrolling the waters around Ujung Kulon National Park (UKNP) in Java, Indonesia, home to the last remaining population of Javan rhinos. UKNP staff have estimated that around 50% of people committing illegal activities in the park are now entering from the coast, pulling up on the same beaches... Continue Reading →

Open Letter Calls for Stronger Wildlife Trade Enforcement in Vietnam

Demand-reduction for rhino horn is one of the many intervention strategies in the fight against rhino poaching. IRF supports demand-reduction via Education for Nature - Vietnam, Vietnam’s first non-governmental organization focused on the conservation of nature and the protection of the environment. Established in 2000, ENV combats the illegal wildlife trade and creates awareness among... Continue Reading →

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