The Rhino Recovery Fund launched in 2020 with this goal: to protect rhinos from wildlife crime and restore their landscapes, improving the health of rhino populations and benefiting local people.
Investing in Resilience
The RRF strongly focuses on improving resilience for rhinos and for the conservationists that protect them.
To achieve our goal, we fund projects that focus on:
We invest directly in the projects of conservationists working in the field. They go to great lengths, often at even greater risk, on the front lines to protect rhinos and gather essential data that allows us to measure the effectiveness of our shared efforts.
The RRF and its partners work to shut down the criminal syndicates illegally trafficking rhino horns, delivering a clear message to those who would kill rhinos and those who drive this unconscionable trade.
The RRF supports campaigns aimed at eliminating the demand for rhino horn that drives poaching and the illegal trade.
The RRF aims to strengthen and provide conservation planning for key rhino habitat based on population size and distribution. Management of these protected spaces will also be bolstered to ensure the security of all rhinos found there.
Working with local communities that share rhino habitat is vital to protecting the species. By supporting programs that help local people unlock the value and significance of rhinos, we will improve livelihoods while inspiring and empowering the next generation of rhino defenders.
The RRF also acts as a convener for like-minded organizations to develop best practices and strategies to protect rhinos and revitalize their presence in the wild. Collaborating with initiatives of all sizes will help them expand their rhino recovery efforts more successfully.