Project Peril Rhino Recovery Fund
Scientific Name: Diceros Bicornis
The black rhino is the most well known species of rhino, largely because it has experienced the most dramatic decline of all rhino species. It is thought that there were around 850,000 black rhinos throughout the 20th century, yet relentless poaching has caused a dramatic 98% collapse in population. The high price paid for rhino horn on the black market has attracted international criminal gangs, and rhinos die a horrific death. Instability and war in the regions where the black rhino resides makes conservation efforts even more difficult.
Scientific Name: Dicerorhinus sumatrensis
Also known as the Asian Two-Horned Rhinoceros, the Sumatran rhino is the most endangered of all rhinoceros species. Poaching has decimated the population by more than 70% over the last 20 years. Declared extinct in Malaysia in 2015, the only remaining Sumatran rhinos live within protected areas in Indonesia.
Our Projects (2017)
Illegal Wildlife Trade in Indonesia
International Rhino Foundation is working to patrol key areas within Indonesia’s national parks where the few remaining Sumatran Rhinos Live by forming anti-poaching Rhino Protection Units. The RPUs monitor threatened wildlife, de-activate traps and snares, identify and apprehend illegal intruders, and investigate crime scenes, thus preventing or reducing the loss of wildlife.
Illegal Wildlife Trade in Kenya
The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy maintains a security team of over 114 men to ensure zero poaching of rhinos on Lewa, and ensure all daily sightings of rhinos are reported and monitored.
Illegal Wildlife Trade in Kenya
Save the Rhino International is working with the Association of Private Land Rhino Sanctuaries (APLRS) in Kenya to provide emergency funding for rhinos requiring veterinary treatment, whether removing bullets or snares and dressing the wounds, or hand-rearing calves orphaned by poachers.
The International Rhino Foundation (IRF) is dedicated to the survival of the world’s rhino species through conservation and research. Their programs include the Zimbabwe Lowveld Rhino Program, the Sumatran Rhino Conservation Program, the Javan Rhino Conservation Program, Indian Rhino Vision 2020, and the Southern Africa Rhino Conservation Program. At the heart of our vision is the belief that these magnificent species should endure for future generations.
Save the Rhino International’s vision is for all five rhino species to thrive in the wild for future generations. They collaborate with partners to support rhinos in Africa and Asia. Save the Rhino International’s Association of Private Land Rhino Sanctuaries (APLRS) Emergency Fund Initiative enables member conservancies to respond to poaching threats or emergencies for rhinos. The Emergency Fund covers 50% of the cost of an emergency response for black rhino in an APLRS member conservancy.
The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy works as a model and catalyst for the conservation of wildlife and its habitat. It does this through the protection and management of species, the initiation and support of community conservation and development programs, and educating communities in the value of wildlife.