What Does the Future Hold for Rhinos?

Next month, on May 14th, the International Rhino Foundation (IRF) will celebrate our 30th anniversary. IRF was born when several concerned individuals came together in response to the black rhino poaching crisis in Zimbabwe in the early 1990s. 

A few years later, IRF expanded our focus to include all five species of rhinos around the world. And for 30 years, we have been steadfast in our vision of saving rhinos from extinction. Over this time, we have  learned from and collaborated with many smart and dedicated individuals, including researchers, folks working on the ground and knowledgeable community members. And, of course, our dedicated members.

As we reflect on our past, we are also looking towards the future to achieve our vision of a world where rhinos thrive in the wild. We can’t achieve this without you.

IRF invites you to share your special moments from our history as well as your vision for the future of rhinos below in the comments.

Thank you for your continued support as we Keep the Five Alive.

4 thoughts on “What Does the Future Hold for Rhinos?

  1. Good morning from chilly BC, Canada. I am 61 with multiple health issues but I will go down swinging and yelling in defense of rhinos everywhere, and all animals, facing torture and death at the hands of my fellow humans. I gave my dear friend Ratu for Christmas and she was ‘honoured’ to get her. She had no idea of their status – I feel good that I helped educate one more person about rhinos. Honoured to be a part of this group!

  2. I have a soft spot for all animals particularly rhinos, elephants and giraffes. My husband and I visited Kenya a few years ago and were able to see rhinos and giraffes in the wild and all 3 species in a protected preserve. My favorite trip ever and one I plan to repeat! I have hope for the future of rhinos but there certainly are challenges ahead. Environmental education, changing cultural beliefs, passing and implementing legislation and promoting appreciation of these amazing animals in their natural habitat are all needed. Lots to do and well worth the effort!

  3. Hi Jennifer. Thanks so much for being an advocate for rhinos, we really appreciate your passion! We’re glad your friend liked her Ratu gift adoption and even more glad to hear it helped inform about how rare Sumatran rhinos are. We are honored to have you (and your friend) on Team Rhino!

  4. Hi Dianne, thanks so much for sharing! You’re very right there is still a lot to do, but we are inspired everyday by our supporters and partners around the world who are just as dedicated to rhinos. Well worth it indeed!

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