IRF Statement on Acquistion of World’s Largest Rhino FarmSeptember 5, 2023
Nina Fascione, Executive Director of the International Rhino Foundation (IRF)
Regarding African Parks’ Acquisition of Significant Rhino Population
“The International Rhino Foundation is highly encouraged that African Parks and their funders have negotiated such a promising arrangement for Platinum Rhino Project’s 2,000 rhinos. This plan prioritizes multinational conservation for restocking and repatriation of white rhinos throughout Africa, bolsters the global population and will increase the genetic diversity and long-term vigor of this species.
It is no easy feat to move one rhino, let alone 300, per year but it’s a commendable goal and we’re grateful to African Parks for negotiating this outcome. IRF looks forward to this next chapter in Africa’s rhino conservation efforts and supporting these initiatives to see black and white rhinos thrive in the wild.”
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