Happy Mother’s Day to Rhino Mom, Ratu

Happy Mother’s Day! We're celebrating all moms today, but especially Sumatran rhino mom, Ratu. Please enjoy this video from our Virtual Cinco de Rhino event where we did a live reading of the book “One Special Rhino: The Story of Andatu.” This book about Andatu and his mom Ratu was written and illustrated by students... Continue Reading →

Thank You, Susie

As you may already know, IRF's Executive Director of 13 years, Dr. Susie Ellis, has retired. Dr. Ellis has fiercely advocated for rhinos, has grown this organization, and led it through trying times. She has truly made an immeasurable difference for the world's rhinos - even in her retirement she's launched a Facebook fundraiser for... Continue Reading →

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 →

A Letter to You From Dr. Susie Ellis

Dear IRF Family, After 13 years of productive and fulfilling work at IRF, I am retiring as IRF’s Executive Director.  I have been honored to work with our field teams, US staff, Board, partners, and donors, and have been blessed with a network of friends and colleagues all over the world. IRF is extraordinary in... 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 →

Dr. Susie Ellis Receives Award for Innovation in Conservation

IRF's Executive Director, Dr. Susie Ellis, was recently honored as the 2019 Ulysses S. Seal Award Winner for Innovation in Conservation. This prestigious award from IUCN's Conservation Specialist Planning Group honors Susie's former boss at CSPG, Ulie Seal, and is given every other year to acknowledge and celebrate a scientist who has effectively applied science to solve some of the... Continue Reading →

We’re Hiring! Digital Fundraising Officer

The International Rhino Foundation (IRF), a vibrant, global, wildlife conservation organization based in Strasburg, Virginia seeks a dynamic and innovative individual to serve as Digital Fundraising Officer. In the face of the ongoing poaching crisis, IRF seeks to increase its conservation programming in Africa and Asia, requiring the need to boost fundraising efforts. In order... Continue Reading →

A Day at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary

If you've been following our blog, then you've heard us talking about the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary (SRS). For our new readers, the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary, located in the heart of Way Kambas National Park on the island of Sumatra, is home to the only reproductively viable captive Sumatran rhinos in the world. Created in 1996,... Continue Reading →

IRF Team Attends 20th Anniversary of IRKA’s Rhino Keeper Workshop

IRF Deputy Director, CeCe Sieffert and IRF Indonesia Coordinator, Inov Sectionov with IRKA's Board of Directors (and Safari Mickey!) at the 20th Anniversary Rhino Keeper Workshop at Disney's Animal Kingdom. Photo courtesy of IRKA.For 20 years, the International Rhino Keeper Association (IRKA) has been hosting bi-annual conferences where discussions about rhino management and conservation are at... Continue Reading →

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