IRF Conservation Committee members don their Team Rhino t-shirts and hoodies

IRF Communications Team Plans for 2014 and Beyond

The White Oak Conservation Center, located in northern Florida, recently hosted the International Rhino Foundation’s Communication Committee for a two-day strategic planning meeting. Between planning sessions, the team was given a special tour of the facility, which maintains three rhino species – black, white and Indian – as well as several distant rhino relatives that…

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund advisory panel, staff and board members

IRF Staff attends the Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund Meeting in Abu Dhabi

Advisors to the Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund met recently in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, to review proposals for wildlife conservation projects around the world. Among them were several rhino conservation projects in Africa and Asia. Since 2009, IRF has received support for efforts to save critically endangered black rhinos in Zimbabwe’s Lowveld…

IRF program officer Bill Konstant with board members John Lukas and Rick Barongi

IRF Team participates in Strategic Planning Conservation Workshop

Four members of the IRF team, board members John Lukas and Rick Barongi, advisory board member Steve Shurter, and program officer Bill Konstant, recently participated in a strategic planning conservation workshop at Florida’s Jacksonville Zoo.  The four were among 26 specialists whose expertise was drawn upon to help the zoo in develop a program best…

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…

Spotlight on: 40th Annual Conference of the American Association of Zookeepers

IRF Program Officer Bill Konstant is attending the 40th annual conference of the American Association of Zookeepers (AAZK) this week in Greensboro, North Carolina. AAZK chapters host Bowling for Rhinos events each year to support wildlife conservation efforts in Africa and Asia, including Sumatran and Javan Rhino Protection Units (RPUs) in Indonesia.  Last year’s events…

Rhino Experts Weigh in on their Wish for World Rhino Day

In the continuing effort to spread the word about rhino conservation and the current poaching crisis, our friends at Project: African Rhino recently posed a question to several leading rhino experts, charities and organizations including IRF’s own Dr. Susie Ellis. What single thing would you like to see happen in the next 12 months to…