We're Fighting for their survival.

Since 1989, the International Rhino Foundation has championed the survival of the world’s rhinos through conservation and research. We do what it takes to ensure that rhinos survive for future generations.

Based in the U.S., we operate on-the-ground programs in all areas of the world where rhinos live in the wild. In five countries across two continents, we support viable populations of the five remaining rhino species and the communities that coexist with them.

We have contributed more than $20 million to worldwide rhino conservation over the past decade. Through grants and field programs, we have funded rhino conservation efforts in 10 countries, focusing on scientific research, anti-poaching, habitat conservation, captive breeding, environmental education, and demand reduction.

Founded in response to intense poaching of Zimbabwe’s black rhinos in the early ‘90s, IRF helped to virtually eliminate the threat and stabilize the population. To this day, we support conservation programs in Zimbabwe that have secured 90% of the country’s rhinos.

We prioritize collaboration. Through a network of hundreds of conservation organizations, private foundations, corporations, government agencies and individuals all over the world, we reach common goals for rhinos together.

In local communities, we work to ensure that people living close to rhinos — who often are struggling as a result of poverty and environmental degradation — will serve as active partners in wildlife protection and reap direct benefits from conservation efforts.

We are building a united front to save rhinos by engaging and activating rhino lovers around the world. Our global team of rhino conservationists is calling for an end to rhino poaching and sharing the plight of the rhino with others.

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  • Black Rhino Births in Zimbabwe Happy News After Poaching Crisis

    Posted May 28, 2020

    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… More >

  • Recovering Habitat in Sumatra

    Posted May 27, 2020

    The dense, steamy rainforests of Indonesia’s Way Kambas National Park shelter some of the world’s most unique and threatened mammal species, including Sumatran elephants, tigers, and rhinos.  The Sumatran rhino… More >

  • Happy Birthday Delilah! They Grow Up So Fast

    Posted May 12, 2020

    Little Delilah is not so little anymore. Today, she turned four years old and earlier this year she left her mother, Ratu, and moved into an enclosure all her own… More >

It’s Not Too Late.
Together, We Can Save Rhinos.

In 1989, the International Black Rhino Foundation was launched in response to a poaching crisis that many experts thought could wipe out Zimbabwe’s rhinos. Together with other conservation organizations, we were able to nearly eliminate poaching and stabilize the black rhino population in Zimbabwe. In 1993, we expanded our efforts to conserve the world’s five rhino species, all of which continue to face severe threats. Now, with programs in Africa, Indonesia and India, we are committed to ensuring that all five rhino species survive for future generations.

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