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 →

Cinco de Rhino Takes the Party Online

For the last several years, May 5th has been celebrated as Cinco de Rhino, a day when Team Rhino would gather their friends and families for a party while raising funds for rhino conservation. In this time of social distancing, we invite you to continue this tradition with a slight twist… In one week, we... 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 →

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 →

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 →

New Strategic Partners Join the Effort to Save Sumatran Rhinos

Last World Rhino Day we announced the launch of Sumatran Rhino Rescue, a groundbreaking collaboration between five of the world’s leading conservation groups to support the Government of Indonesia’s Emergency Action Plan to save the Sumatran rhino. Today on Endangered Species Day, we are pleased to welcome three new strategic partners to the Sumatran Rhino... Continue Reading →

Rhino Populations At the Tipping Point

Rhino populations are at the tipping point, barely keeping up with devastating losses from poaching. In Africa, criminals killed more than 1,100 rhinos 2017. Black rhinos in particular have undergone an observed decline of more than 80% in recent generations, which is a serious cause for concern. IRF’s success in saving rhino populations around the... Continue Reading →

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