International Rhino Foundation Names Executive Director

The International Rhino Foundation has selected Nina Fascione as its new executive director following the retirement of Dr. Susie Ellis, who led the organization for the past 13 years. Fascione has been a wildlife conservation professional for more than 30 years. She previously served as vice president of philanthropy at Defenders of Wildlife in Washington,... 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 →

Conservation Is Not Cancelled

It has been an incredibly strange and sometimes scary few weeks with a lot of uncertainty, but we’ve been working very hard to ensure that all the members of our IRF family - our staff and partners around the world - are healthy and safe, and that they can continue to keep rhinos safe, even... Continue Reading →

Two More Rhinos Arrive at Manas National Park in India

Over the weekend, two sub-adult female greater one-horned rhinos were transported from Kazaringa National Park and released in Manas National Park in Assam, India under the supervision of the Translocation Core Committee, which includes veterinary and security personnel. In a wild-to-wild translocation under IRV2020, two female greater one-horned rhinos were moved from Kaziranga NP and... 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 →

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 →

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 →

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