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

Written by Stacy Strother, IRF Communications Intern For 20 years, the International Rhino Keeper Association (IRKA) has been hosting bi-annual conferences where discussions about rhino management and conservation are at the forefront. IRF has long partnered with this impassioned group of rhino advocates and we were honored to have been invited to attend last month’s... Continue Reading →

Spotlight on Bowling For Rhinos

  For over 25 years, the American Association of Zookeepers has been raising money for rhino conservation through their grassroots fundraiser, Bowling For Rhinos. Last year they passed the $7 million mark! Organizing these events is no easy task- and that’s why IRF wants to recognize everyone who has participated in a Bowling For Rhinos... Continue Reading →

July Rhino Champions: The Bowlers

Throughout the years we have talked about the great work that the American Association of Zookeepers (AAZK) has done through their Bowling For Rhinos fundraisers. For over 25 years they have been raising money for rhino conservation and last year they passed the $7 million mark! Organizing these events is no easy task- and that’s... Continue Reading →

IRF RESPONSE TO RHINO POACHING AT THOIRY ZOO IN FRANCE

The international rhino poaching crisis has now reached Europe. Conservation groups across the world are saddened to hear of the tragic killing of a young male rhino at the Thoiry Zoo just outside of Paris. “Rhino poaching has historically targeted wild populations,” said Dr. Susie Ellis, Executive Director of the International Rhino Foundation. “This is... Continue Reading →

15th International Elephant & Rhino Conservation and Research Symposium

15th International Elephant & Rhino Conservation and Research Symposium Singapore Zoo, November 14-18, 2016 Presented by: International Elephant Foundation and International Rhino Foundation Hosted: Widlife Reserves Singapore Pressures on wild populations of elephants and rhinos are increasing at an alarming rate, with poachers killing both species at unsustainable levels. Wildlife habitat continues to shrink while... Continue Reading →

IRF Staff Attends 41st Annual AAZK Conference in Orlando, Fl

IRF Program Officer Bill Konstant attended the 41st Annual National Conference of the American Association of Zoo Keepers, hosted by the AAZK Greater Orlando Chapter at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund generously supports IRF rhino conservation projects in Africa and Asia, and two species – white rhinos and black rhinos – are... Continue Reading →

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