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 →
IRF is committed to doing what it takes to ensure that rhinos survive for future generations. In 2019, because of our donors' generosity, we saw the possibilities for the next generation of both rhinos and people. Will you join us this year, and help educate the next generation of rhino conservationists? Poaching remains a serious threat, with... Continue Reading →
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 →
In Zimbabwe’s private Lowveld conservancies, teams of local rhino monitors, hired from neighboring communities, work tirelessly every day of the year to identify every single black and white rhino living in the area. By keeping close track of each individual rhino, they can detect and respond to poaching. When rhinos wander into insecure, farming areas,... Continue Reading →
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.
Ear-notching is one of several different methods that trackers use to identify individual rhinos in Zimbabwe’s Lowveld region. In combination with wireless transmitters, numbered ID tags and distinct physical markings, these tools help biologists monitor the movements, interactions, health and safety of all individuals within key populations.
Zimbabwe’s Lowveld Conservancies are home to 90% of the country’s black rhinos -- and this genetically diverse and growing population is one of the most important Critically Endangered black rhino populations in Africa. With your support, our teams in the Lowveld have had tremendous success protecting black and white rhinos, but poaching remains a major... Continue Reading →
Mabuya has survived. Cats might have nine lives, but Mabuya the black rhino is giving them a run for their money. Natasha Anderson, IRF's Zimbabwe Rhino Monitoring Coordinator, first met Mabuya in 2005 while moving rhinos from an area overrun with poachers to a safer area in the Bubye Valley. At the time, Mabuya had... Continue Reading →
Operation: Stop Poaching Now We’re counting down and almost to number 1. We’re sharing 10 Ways to Fight Rhino Poaching — detailing diverse solutions you can support to address the poaching crisis. Holding an H-bar radio antenna in front of him at chest height, Freedom Ncube walks softly along the narrow trail that... Continue Reading →