Bad News: Each day, on average, three African rhinos are killed for their horns.
The Good News: Despite the slaughter, rhino numbers worldwide are actually increasing ÔÇª thanks to the International Rhino Foundation and its partners in countries like Zimbabwe, Botswana, South Africa, India and Indonesia.
Here’s how you can help us save rhinos from extinction.
Support our Stop Poaching Now! campaign. Train and equip rhino rangers in South Africa and Zimbabwe, empower legal professionals to prosecute wildlife crime, and employ specially-trained Horn Dogs’ to track rhino horn poachers and smugglers.
Funds are needed to move rhinos threatened by poachers to more secure areas in Zimbabwe’s Lowveld region and for our project to reintroduce the black rhino to Botswana by translocating animals from South Africa.
Greater One-horned Rhinos
Re-establish rhino populations in India’s Manas National Park and Laokhowa Wildlife Sanctuary. Help us increase the number of rhinos in Assam to 3,000 animals by the year 2020.
Employ Rhino Protection Units in Indonesia’s Bukit Barisan Selatan and Way Kambas National Parks, home to two-thirds of the world’s Sumatran rhinos, of which only about 100 are believed to remain. Support our breeding efforts at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary.
Employ Rhino Protection Units in Indonesia’s Ujung Kulon National Park, the final stronghold for the Javan rhino. Less than 50 remain. If this population disappears, the species will be gone forever.
ÔÇó Have your own World Rhino Day event!
ÔÇó Join the conversation online by using the #worldrhinoday hashtag
ÔÇó Send us your World Rhino Day photos and videos!
ÔÇó Purchase a 2015 Rhino Conservation Calendar. Proceeds go towards supporting the Sumatran rhino conservation.