We currently support two projects, namely Project Rhino and The Rhino Orphanage, both of which are based in South Africa.
Project Rhino takes a unique approach towards the betterment of both the human and animal communities of South Africa's Eastern Cape, engaging a region comprised of over 30 separate game reserves. Each reserve operates under its own auspices on a daily basis, but in cases of crisis, bands with others as a unit. This model of operation has been proven successful, though it leaves day-to-day anti-poaching operations isolated and costly.
WAF has chosen Project Rhino as a primary beneficiary because of their record of commitments to rhino security, community engagement, strategic governmental relationships, and financial accountability. To learn more about Project Rhino, please visit www.projectrhinokzn.org.
The Rhino Orphanage is the first facility dedicated solely to the safekeeping, care, and love of orphaned baby rhinos. Working closely with trained veterinary professionals and selfless volunteers, the staff at The Rhino Orphanage aims to prepare each rhino as he or she grows for a safe return to their natural environment.
WAF has chosen The Rhino Orphanage as a primary beneficiary because of their dedication to the non-commercial rehabilitation of these orphans, and their passion for serving the most defenceless victims of the poaching epidemic. To learn more about The Rhino Orphanage, please visit www.therhinoorphanage.co.za.