Engaging against extinction

Rhino Rescue UK

 

 

 

The Fate of Africa’s Rhino Grows Ever more Serious

WHO ARE WE?

Rhino Rescue UK (formerly known as Rhino Revolution UK) has a proud history of supporting rhino conservation since we started in 2017. All of your donation goes directly, without deductions, to our projects. As a result we can do a lot with every single donation we receive. We may be small, but we are also most definitely not a “black hole charity” – in fact, we pride ourselves in always being fully transparent and keen to give feedback and answer your questions.

We are now branching out into new areas within Southern Africa and new projects that need our support, so watch this space. Together, we are making good things happen.

HOW WE HAVE HELPED

  • Building of a TB quarantine facility and anti- poaching dog kennels
  • Funding The Lucky Five orphaned rhinos back into the wild to breed
  • Funding extra anti poaching guards
  • Purchasing and training an anti- poaching dog
  • Multiple dehornings & rhino vet procedures
  • Rhino relocations & supplementary rhino feeding
  • Presentations in UK schools and universities
  • Multiple fund raising events
  • Conservation staff training courses
  • Security cameras and gps trackers
  • Educational community lessons, books and trips 
  • Pangolin and wild dog rescues and treatment

Not bad but we are just getting started!

Rhino having horn trimmed

MEET SOME OF THOSE WE HAVE HELPED

White rhino calf

Ubuntu

Ubuntu was the first calf to arrive at the Orphanage, just three weeks after it opened. He was approximately 4 months old on arrival.

His mother was poached at 6pm and at sunrise her carcass was found, along with Ubuntu.

Ubuntu has inspired the book, necklace and the toy that are named after him.

Chipoko

Chipoko means Ghost in the local Tsonga language. It took 5 long, hot days, in 40 degrees’ heat, to find her.

After finding her mother’s body, rangers knew that there was a calf somewhere, as the udders were full of milk, so the search began. Chipoko was eventually found 12km away, as she had run and hidden. Although only 3 months old, so still reliant on her mother’s milk, she had been trying to eat dried grass and mud.

 

ringo

Ringo arrived 48 hours after Ubuntu. His mother was poached on a neighbouring farm when he was six months old. His mother was killed, but his father survived, with bullet wounds through his shoulders.

As the eldest in the crash of orphans, he always acted as big brother”.

His rehabilitation costs were largely funded by Emirates Cabin Crew, who selected his name in a ballot.

Nkonzo

His name means tracks” in Shangaan, as it is thanks to a great many rescuers who worked tirelessly day and night following his tracks to find him and get him safely to the Rhino Revolution Orphanage. 

Nkonzo had been attacked by lions, whilst guarding his mothers body.

We can only imagine the horrors and trauma he experienced. However Nkonzo has been blessed with plenty of rhinotude” and despite him being the youngest, he was well able to hold his own on reintroduction to the wild.

Masingitta

Masingitta (Meaning: Miracle” in Tsonga) was named by the Black Mamba anti-poaching team. Her mothers carcass was found by tracking blood spattered drag marks in the sand. Masingitta was found 24 hours later and  transferred to the facility by helicopter. She was only 3 months old and terrified of the dark. In order to gain her trust, her carers realised that she needed to be kept out of the dark for several weeks.

 

Orphaned white rhino calf, Mimi

MIMI

Following the poaching of two rhinos on Sibuya Game Reserve recently, a one-year-old calf named Mimi was left orphaned!

When we see rhinos suffering barbaric poaching again, despite good peoples very best efforts to prevent it, we feel compelled to offer help.

We funded Mimi’s initial medical costs and continue to work with Sibuya Game Reserve to ensure her long term survival.

If you are interested in the progress of these rhinos,

Please go to our BLOG

Get Involved

Think that there is nothing you can do to help with rhino conservation because you live in the UK?

WRONG! YOU CAN!

You too can become a champion for rhinos.

Rhino poaching is a global problem and its tentacles reach out to every part of our planet through poaching, smuggling routes, laundering of the proceeds, and the facilitators who allow the criminal syndicates to flourish. To tackle this scourge, people across all continents and countries need to take a stand.

Everyone has a role to play, whatever your age or background.

Join us and be part of the solution.

Kids Club

Children are engaging in the problems of the planet that they have inherited from our generation, but are frankly overwhelmed. Their future requires us to empower them so that they can be proactive about conservation.

 Here at Rhino Rescue UK we have worked with children from the age of 3 up to university level. We have also created out own books that are both age appropriate and relevant in the throughout the world. They are available in our merchandies store.

Do you know a 5-14 year old who cares?

Point them to our educational portal, which is kidsafe.

 

Anti poaching dog on patrol
Baby rhino being treated for a gunshot wound

OUR MISSION

Rhino Rescue UK makes grants and raises awareness to promote, sustain and increase knowledge and understanding of endangered and threatened species.

Together, wherever your home may be and whatever your age, we can fight against the extinction of these magnificent and iconic animals. What we do today will preserve them for future generations.

We believe that free access to education, that both clearly explains the very real risk of losing rhinos from our planet, and the intrinsic wonder of the species, is an imperative for all young people. By raising children all over the world to care and feel responsible for conservation, our continued quest to secure rhinos for the next generation will be in safer hands.

Map of Southern Africa, with a rhino fitting into South Africa. Digital art image by Imelda Bell

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