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“Crockett” the first Southern Black Rhino born in a private breeding facility in North America

“Crockett” is the first southern black rhino born at a private breeding facility in North America since IRF launched the Southern Black Rhino Sustainability program in 2012. The program involves well-coordinated breeding efforts between North American, South American and Australian institutions, the pairings designed to establish a viable, managed population that could eventually provide animals…

Black Rhino Friday

The day after the American Thanksgiving holiday has come to be known as Black Friday. Although its name has a rather ominous sound, it marks the beginning of the Christmas shopping season and has a very positive commercial context. Black Friday is regarded by many as the day that businesses begin to show a profit…

Give a Hand for Rhinos

Through the end of the year, the International Rhino Foundation will be sharing the latest information on the status of each of the five rhino species, including a wish list for helping to turn the population crisis around for that species. There are five species of rhinos, and it is our wish that all five…

New Attention Towards Recent Rhino Extinctions: Western Black Rhino

The emerging debate around the recent announcement of the Dallas Safari Club’s plans to auction a trophy hunt for a critically endangered black rhino in Namibia has touched off a firestorm of comments from concerned individuals and organizations around the world.  The International Rhino Foundation’s (IRF) commentary on this auction can be found on our…

Comments on the Dallas Safari Club Auction of a Permit to Hunt a Black Rhino

International Rhino Foundation Comments on Dallas Safari Club Auction of a Permit to Hunt a Black Rhino 29 October 2013 Much media attention has been directed this past week to the Dallas Safari Club’s intention to auction off a permit to hunt a black rhino in Namibia, the proceeds to go towards preserving this magnificent…

African Rhino Conservation Highlighted at this year’s WCN Expo

The Wildlife Conservation Network (WCN) held its annual public Expo at San Francisco’s Mission Bay Conference Center last Saturday, featuring field biologists and conservation organizations from five continents.  Presentations featured a wide variety of threatened species, including African elephants, whale sharks, cheetah, lions, snow leopards, zebras, African wild dogs, Ethiopian wolves, okapi, cotton-top tamarins, Andean…