In response to the global crisis in conservation, the International Rhino Foundation, established about 30 years ago, protects particularly threatened rhino populations in the wild, while also supporting applied research that can help to improve the chances for long-term survival of all rhino species. They have already made great strides in preventing further declines of these magnificent animals and turning rhino population trends around in the areas in which we work.
IRF puts its limited resources towards field programs in Asia and Africa targeting the rhino species most in need of and most appropriate for intensive protection and management.
Find out more about them on their website.
Some of their projects
Zimbabwe Lowveld Rhino Program
Protecting and growing Zimbabwe’s largest population of black rhinos through monitoring and anti-poaching efforts, combined with treating, rehabilitating and translocating rhinos as needed.
Indian Rhino Vision 2020
An effort to attain a wild population of at least 3,000 greater one-horned rhinos spread over seven protected areas in the Indian state of Assam by the year 2020.
Operation: Stop poaching now program in southern Africa
IRF is raising awareness about the poaching epidemic and providing funding and support for a variety of urgently-needed anti-poaching interventions across the region.
The International Rhino Foundation is dedicated to the survival of the world’s rhino species through conservation and research. At the heart of IRF’s vision is the belief that these magnificent species should endure for future generations, and that protecting rhinos ensures that many other species that share their habitat also survive, including people.