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 →

Coronavirus and Rhino Horn

Since news broke about the spread of the latest coronavirus, or COVID-19, there has been a great deal of misinformation across the internet. After it was announced that the virus originated at a wildlife trade market, people have increasingly commented on possible links between the coronavirus and rhino horn, despite there being no evidence of... Continue Reading →

Made in Africa with Love and Perfect For YOUR Love

Ku-Humelela felt rhinos are handcrafted by artisans in a rural village in South Africa that neighbors conservation area home to rhinos. Many of the artisans were unemployed, but with the help of the Africa Foundation, they now have a thriving business and a craft market for tourists. Africa Foundation's Small Business Development Program stimulates the... Continue Reading →

Do You 💝 Rhinos?

This Valentine’s Day share your love of rhinos with your sweetie with a Ku-Humelela felt rhino.  Ku-Humelela felt rhinos are handcrafted by artisans in the village of Dumphries B on the border of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve in Mpumalanga, South Africa. Each rhino features a big heart, and are a perfect way of expressing... Continue Reading →

Looking Forward: IRF's Vision, Mission, and Core Values

More than 30 years ago, intense, organized poaching was decimating Zimbabwe’s black rhino population at an alarming rate. In response, a group of concerned individuals and institutions got together to take immediate action and talk long-term need for rhino protection. Those meetings started in 1989 and by 1991, the International Black Rhino Foundation was incorporated... Continue Reading →

Because of You, Rhinos Can Thrive In The Wild

April Salter believes that saving rhinos is something everyone can do. Salter formed SalterMitchellPR, a public relations firm with offices in Orlando and Tallahassee, Florida, as well as Washington, DC, more than 20 years ago. She has been involved with the International Rhino Foundation (IRF) since 2007. DONATE TODAY As a member of IRF’s Advisory... Continue Reading →

Almost 30 years of fundraising yields $8 million as animal keepers bowl for rhino conservation

The American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) reached a significant milestone this week when the all-time total for its national fundraiser, Bowling for Rhinos, surpassed $8 million dollars, marking 29 years of contributions towards rhino conservation. Since 1990, the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) has supported the rhino conservation efforts of Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya... Continue Reading →

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