Protecting Rhinos in the Face of a Pandemic

The crisis was building. COVID-19 had brought tourism to a halt and game reserves that depend on that income to protect rhinos from poaching were facing difficult decisions that could put them at even greater risk. Responding to urgent requests from game reserves and parks facing severe budget shortfalls in southern Africa, the International Rhino... Continue Reading →

Black Rhino Births in Zimbabwe Happy News After Poaching Crisis

Over 50 rhinos were killed by poachers in Bubye Valley Conservancy (BVC) in early 2019. This heavy poaching pressure resulted in population declines for both black and white rhino populations there. Responding to the increased threat, Bubye Valley Conservancy dramatically increased its anti-poaching efforts. At the same time IRF’s partner, Lowveld Rhino Trust (LRT), also... Continue Reading →

Reserve Relief Fund to Provide COVID-19 Emergency Support for Rhino Protection

Cinco de Rhino has always been about celebrating conservation victories for rhinos while raising awareness and funds for their continued protection. This year, in the middle of a global crisis, Cinco de Rhino is a virtual party with an urgent purpose. In Africa, protection and conservation efforts are often funded by tourism income in reserves.... 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 →

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 →

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