Raising Awareness for Sumatran Rhinos with Emerging Wildlife Conservation Leaders

For the last 18 months, a select group of early career conservationists have been working in partnership with the IRF team through the Emerging Wildlife Conservation Leaders (EWCL) program. Six diverse professionals are committed to supporting our Sumatran rhino program, bringing unique skills and resources to supplement the objectives of the Sumatran Rhino Survival Alliance. A... Continue Reading →

10 Critical Actions for Combating Wildlife Trafficking in Vietnam

The International Rhino Foundation's (IRF) on the ground partner for demand reduction in Vietnam, Education for Nature - Vietnam (ENV), released their annual list of key intervention strategies to combat wildlife trade in the country. The release coincides with a directive issued by Vietnam's Prime Minister to mobilize government agencies to strengthen efforts to eliminate... Continue Reading →

A Record Breaking World Rhino Day

Every year on September 22nd, the International Rhino Foundation recognizes World Rhino Day as day of awareness for the threats facing all five rhino species, and celebrates rhinos and all those around the world who care about them. Despite the challenges of this year, Team Rhino rallied together and broke all kinds of records, making... Continue Reading →

How to Help Rhinos on World Rhino Day

Since 2011, World Rhino Day has been celebrated internationally on September 22nd. The International Rhino Foundation recognizes World Rhino Day as day of awareness for the threats facing all five rhino species, and celebrates rhinos and all those around the world who care about them. Throughout the year and especially around World Rhino Day, we’re... Continue Reading →

2020 State Of The Rhino

The impacts of COVID-19 have been felt across the world. We hope that you and your loved ones are safe and healthy. Our priority remains keeping our staff, field partners and rhinos safe and as such we have put increased protection, monitoring and additional safety protocols in place. In Africa, rhinos have seen a short... Continue Reading →

Happy 19th Birthday Andalas

Happy 19th Birthday Andalas Andalas made history on September 13, 2001 when he was born at the Cincinnati Zoo. He was the first Sumatran rhino born in captivity in more than 100 years. His name is an ancient Indonesian word for the island of Sumatra. Andalas’ parents, Emi and Ipuh, were part of an international... Continue Reading →

How Do You Host a Fundraiser During a Pandemic? Resourceful Zookeepers Are Finding Ways

Every year for the last for 30 years, the American Association of Zookeepers (AAZK) has organized a fundraising and awareness initiative for rhino conservation known as 'Bowling for Rhinos,' or BFR. Photo courtesy of Portland AAZK. “AAZK realized that the animal keepers of the world were extremely conservation oriented and wanted to help save rhinos... Continue Reading →

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