Celebrating the People Protecting Rhinos

Today is World Ranger Day. IRF is celebrating the men and women who protect rhinos starting today and throughout August which is the 25th Anniversary of the Indonesian Rhino Protection Units (RPUs). Tune in for stories, shoutouts from the field and other content all month long. One day just doesn't seem enough. Every day, rangers... Continue Reading →

Protecting Rhinos in the Face of a Pandemic

The crisis was building. COVID-19 had brought tourism to a halt and game reserves that depend on that income to protect rhinos from poaching were facing difficult decisions that could put them at even greater risk. Responding to urgent requests from game reserves and parks facing severe budget shortfalls in southern Africa, the International Rhino... Continue Reading →

Black Rhino Births in Zimbabwe Happy News After Poaching Crisis

Over 50 rhinos were killed by poachers in Bubye Valley Conservancy (BVC) in early 2019. This heavy poaching pressure resulted in population declines for both black and white rhino populations there. Responding to the increased threat, Bubye Valley Conservancy dramatically increased its anti-poaching efforts. At the same time IRF’s partner, Lowveld Rhino Trust (LRT), also... Continue Reading →

Conservation Is Not Cancelled

It has been an incredibly strange and sometimes scary few weeks with a lot of uncertainty, but we’ve been working very hard to ensure that all the members of our IRF family - our staff and partners around the world - are healthy and safe, and that they can continue to keep rhinos safe, even... 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 →

The Plan to Save Sumatran Rhinos: Capture

If we don’t act now, the Sumatran rhino could be extinct in our lifetime. There is still a chance to save the Sumatran rhino. It takes a lot to save a species: vision, a plan, persistence...and your support.

Rhino Populations At the Tipping Point

Rhino populations are at the tipping point, barely keeping up with devastating losses from poaching. In Africa, criminals killed more than 1,100 rhinos 2017. Black rhinos in particular have undergone an observed decline of more than 80% in recent generations, which is a serious cause for concern. IRF’s success in saving rhino populations around the... Continue Reading →

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