Made in Africa with Love and Perfect For YOUR Love

Ku-Humelela felt rhinos are handcrafted by artisans in a rural village in South Africa that neighbors conservation area home to rhinos. Many of the artisans were unemployed, but with the help of the Africa Foundation, they now have a thriving business and a craft market for tourists. Africa Foundation's Small Business Development Program stimulates the... Continue Reading →

New Rhino Shop Items!

Just in time for holiday shopping, check out these brand new items in our rhino shop - there's a little something for everyone! VISIT THE RHINO SHOP Ku-Humelela Felt Rhinos These handcrafted rhinos are part of Africa Foundation's Small Business Development initiative and are made by artisans in the village of Dumphries B on the border of... Continue Reading →

Where Do Rhinos Stand After CITES CoP 18?

RHINO RECAP  Spirited and sometimes heated discussions wrapped up last week at the 18th Conference of the Parties (CoP) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, or CITES. Representatives from nearly every country on Earth gathered in Geneva, Switzerland to discuss trade issues pertaining not only to charismatic megavertebrates like rhinos... Continue Reading →

Tried and True Methods – Collaboration

Conservation is collaborative. There is more work to do to save rhinos than one person or organization can ever accomplish in a lifetime. We know how to recover the species – but it can’t be accomplished alone. Over the course of our our organization’s history, we have supported and managed rhino conservation projects in Africa... Continue Reading →

#RallyForRangers – Choosing and Training the Perfect Rhino Dog

Interview with Johan van Straaten, Dog Master: K9 Protected Area Integrity, Southern African Wildlife College, and Elise Serfontein, Founder, How do you choose a dog for training? Johan: We like dogs with prey drive. Prey drive is when a dog likes to chase moving objects. It’s also important that the dog must have confidence.... Continue Reading →

August Rhino Champion: Conservation Scientist Dr. Michele Miller

We are continuing with our Year of Rhino Champions!  This month, we introduce you to Dr. Michele Miller – a conservation scientist working with wild rhinos in South Africa. Michele received her MS and PhD in Immunology, and DVM from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Masters’ in Public Health (MPH) at the University of Florida-Gainesville. She is also... Continue Reading →

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