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 →

Facing Down A Crisis

Rhinos are in Crisis Two-thirds of the world’s five rhino species could be lost in our lifetime. Rampant poaching by organized criminal networks, habitat loss, and factors ranging from inbreeding to invasive species are driving rhinos to the brink of extinction. Rhino populations are at the tipping point, barely keeping up with devastating losses from... Continue Reading →

#RallyForRangers – Dogs With Jobs

When you donate to IRF’s Rally for Rangers campaign, you’ll help fund equipment and training for K9 units working to stop poachers in southern Africa.  Thank you for helping rangers keep the planet safe for wildlife.    

China’s Legalization of Rhino Horn: A Detriment to Wild Rhino Populations

Statement on China’s Legalization of Domestic Trade in Rhino Horn and Tiger Bone   China’s decision to legalize the use of rhino horn and tiger bone in traditional medicine is cause for great concern for rhinos and tigers and also for the international collaborations actively working to save these species from extinction.   The International... Continue Reading →

Rhino Protection Units in Indonesia Celebrate their 23rd Anniversary

by Sectionov, IRF Indonesia Coordinator Twenty-three years ago today, Rhino Protection Units (RPUs) began protecting Indonesia’s two most critically endangered species – Sumatran and Javan rhinos. Funded by the International Rhino Foundation, RPUs are part of a long running partnership with Yayasan Badak Indonesia (YABI). Due to the incredible success of having RPUs in the... Continue Reading →

Portrait of a Rhino Poacher, Part III

While we don’t usually show graphic content, we believe that you as our supporter deserve to see, once in a while, what and whom we’re up against. We’ve invited our colleague Mick Reilly, Head of Conservation and Security from Big Game Parks in the Kingdom of Swaziland, to share his first-hand experience with the poaching... Continue Reading →

Portrait of a Rhino Poacher, Part II

We have carefully considered how to tell the story of the unspeakable fate met daily by poached rhinos. While we don’t usually show graphic content, we believe that you as our supporter deserve to see, once in a while, what and whom we’re up against. We’ve invited our colleague Mick Reilly, Head of Conservation and... Continue Reading →

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