Double Your Impact on #GivingTuesday

Tomorrow, November 28th, IRF will celebrate #GivingTuesday, a national day of generosity. This year, we’re delighted to announce that your gift will go twice as far on #GivingTuesday, making a big impact for rhinos and other species that share their habitat. A very generous IRF donor has agreed to match every contribution you make, up…

Conservation is Collaborative

Conservation is collaborative. There is more work to do to save rhinos than one person or organization can ever accomplish in a lifetime. IRF partners with like-minded people and truly exceptional organizations around the world to save rhinos. Visit rhinos.org to learn more.

Together we can do GREAT things!

Deep in the jungle of Way Kambas National Park in Sumatra, Indonesia, a team of park rangers and IRF-funded Rhino Protection Units searched the forest and apprehended nine illegal loggers operating in the park, destroying precious habitat for rhinos, tigers, elephants, and tapirs. Meanwhile, half a world away, in Zimbabwe’s Lowveld region, another IRF-funded team…

Community Member Turns Over Weapon to Rhino Protection Unit

  The population of Sun Bear (Helarctos malayanus) is being threatened by illegal hunting in Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park (BBSNP). Rhino protection units (RPUs) started patrolling the area which have allowed for the sun bear to safely begin re-inhabiting the forest. RPUs also began raising awareness in the local communities about illegal hunting and it’s…

IRF RESPONSE TO RHINO POACHING AT THOIRY ZOO IN FRANCE

The international rhino poaching crisis has now reached Europe. Conservation groups across the world are saddened to hear of the tragic killing of a young male rhino at the Thoiry Zoo just outside of Paris. “Rhino poaching has historically targeted wild populations,” said Dr. Susie Ellis, Executive Director of the International Rhino Foundation. “This is…

RPUs Catch Forest Encroachers at Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park

Reported by Heri Pasiman, Summarized by Hanif Muhammad An integral part of our work in Sumatra is gatehring intelligence to assist detection and prevention of illegal activity in the park. The Intelligence and Law Enforcement Unit (ILEU) supports the Rhino Protection Units (RPUs) collect critical information from local communities about illegal activity in the area…