Alternative Gift Giving Guide
In addition to making a donation to the International Rhino Foundation (IRF) this year, you can shop our alternative gift guide. The alternative (rhino) gift guide is filled with items that don’t require any shipping at all, guaranteeing you will have what you need – whenever you need it. You can adopt a rhino for a loved one, replant a tree in Indonesia for a Sumatran rhino, fill a ranger’s backpack with essential items, or purchase an investigative kit for forest guards in India.
With each of the below alternative gifts, you will receive an immediate email that has a link to a digital package you can then forward to your gift recipient or download and print to give them.
You can help provide care and protect rhinos by symbolically adopting a rhino either in your own name, or as a gift for a relative or friend who supports wildlife conservation. Choose from a black rhino, greater one-horned rhino, or K9 ranger dog that protects rhinos from poachers. When you adopt a rhino, you’re protecting an imperiled rhino species and its habitat. Your rhino adoption funds IRF’s conservation programs for that species and ensures they can thrive in the wild.
$50 supports IRF’s important conservation work in Zimbabwe, South Africa, India and Nepal.
Each adoption donation comes with a digital certificate and shareables for you and your gift recipient.
This gift will help ‘Fill a Ranger’s Backpack’ and provide the essential supplies needed by Rhino Protection Units as they keep critically endangered Sumatran and Javan rhinos safe from poachers.
$300 fills a Ranger’s backpack for three weeks.
Each backpack donation comes with a digital certificate and shareables for you and your gift recipient.
You can help ensure that wildlife criminals will be found, arrested and prosecuted by purchasing an Investigative Kit for forest guards in India. Each kit costs $500 and includes all the equipment officers need to investigate a wildlife crime scene and collect evidence that will be legally admissible in a court case.
The Investigative Kits will provide all the necessary equipment and forms officers need to put the lessons they’ve learned into practice and follow legal procedures for crime scene investigation, evidence collection, and preparation of cases, including:
- Surgical gloves, scalpel blades, collection tubes and forceps for handling and preserving biological evidence to avoid contamination.
- GPS, measuring tape and compass for mapping the crime scene.
- Forms to prepare seizure lists and arrest memos (must be fully completed on the spot or the case can be rejected by the court).
- Evidence sealing and marking materials.
- Crime scene investigation training.
$500 will purchase an entire kit needed by field teams.
Each investigative kit donation comes with a digital certificate and shareables for you and your gift recipient.
$1 plants a tree in Sumatran rhino habitat
This gift will help IRF replant native trees in the Indonesian rainforest of Way Kambas National Park, Sumatra. The park is home to endangered Sumatran rhinos as well as tigers, elephants and a variety of other wildlife. Habitat restoration is critical for their survival. With every $1,000 donated, IRF and its partners will replant an entire acre – ensuring adequate habitat for rhinos and the many species that share their home.
Each reforestation donation comes with a digital certificate and shareables for you and your gift recipient.