2019 State of the Rhino Report: 10-Year Improvement in World Rhino Populations Offers Cautious Hope

The International Rhino Foundation (IRF) has released the 2019 State of the Rhino Report. The report details the impacts on the conservation of the world’s five species of rhinoceros: Remarkable recoveries have been seen over the past ten years for several species, including the black rhino in Africa and the greater one-horned rhino in India... Continue Reading →

Strides in Assisted Reproductive Techniques for Rhinoceros: What do they Signify?

This post has been updated as of January 15, 2020. There is no easy answer for ensuring the survival of critically endangered rhinoceros species.  The International Rhino Foundation (IRF) believes we need to maximize options and minimize regrets, tackling the myriad of challenges facing rhinos using multi-faceted approaches.  Some will fail, but some will succeed.... 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 →

The Rhiny Awards: Can You Guess the Winners?

    Welcome to the First Annual Rhiny Awards! With award season in full-swing we thought there are a few species that also deserve recognition for their outstanding performances this year.  Spoiler alert: all five species of rhino are winners to us BUT, can you guess which species wins which award? Check out the nominees and categories... Continue Reading →

Team Rhino Spotlight: The Rhino Ninja

Vaughn Stevens is a 4th grader that plays basketball, loves cheeseburgers, and has a big passion for rhinos. Sounds pretty typical for a 10 year old except that he's also a NINJA! Vaughn has spent the last several years practicing his ninja skills, has been coached by professional ninjas, and even competed on the television show... 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 →

White Rhinos: The Most Social Rhinoceros

Besides mating and raising calves, most rhinos are solitary animals with limited tolerance for others- the exception being the White rhino. While not unusual to see a lone white rhino male or a single female and calf, they are the most gregarious of the 5 rhino species and can often be seen in groups of... Continue Reading →

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