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 →

2019 State of the Rhino Report: 10-Year Improvement in World Rhino Populations Offers Cautious Hope

The International Rhino Foundation (IRF) has released the 2019 State of the Rhino Report. The report details the impacts on the conservation of the world’s five species of rhinoceros: Remarkable recoveries have been seen over the past ten years for several species, including the black rhino in Africa and the greater one-horned rhino in India... Continue Reading →

Tsunami update from Indonesia

Dear IRF family, Yesterday, word came in from Indonesia that there had been a tsunami in the Sunda Straights, the sea between Java and Sumatra. We very much appreciate the emails and Facebook messages from those of you who are worried about the YABI teams. We are very relieved to report that all RPUs and... Continue Reading →

Death of the Last Male Northern White Rhino

The International Rhino Foundation is deeply saddened by the loss of the last male northern white rhino, Sudan, on Monday at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya. The death of this animal also has larger implications for rhinos and other wildlife species across the globe, and brings a tragic reminder that systematic poaching that led to... Continue Reading →

Regarding Sudan, the last Male Northern White Rhino

STATEMENT FROM DR. SUSIE ELLIS Executive Director, International Rhino Foundation Regarding Sudan, the last Male Northern White Rhino “The International Rhino Foundation offers our deepest condolences to the Ol Pejeta team on the loss of this important animal", says Susie Ellis, Executive Director of the International Rhino Foundation. “Systematic poaching is decimating the world’s rhino... Continue Reading →

International Rhino Foundation Earns Coveted 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

The International Rhino Foundation's strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. Since 2002, using objective analysis, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations a 4-star rating. In 2011, Charity Navigator added 17 metrics, focused on governance... Continue Reading →

International Rhino Foundation Announces Generous Bequest from Mark Hopkins Schell

The International Rhino Foundation (IRF) is pleased to announce a recent, generous bequest of $300,000 from the estate of Mark Hopkins Schell to benefit rhino conservation and applied conservation research. Mark Hopkins Schell was a model, actor, successful business owner, and philanthropist, who hoped that his gift for rhinos would inspire others to support animal... Continue Reading →

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