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SAVE OUR IMFOLOZI WILDERNESS

Rhino Target'As citizens from across South Africa, we are appalled by the possibility of a coal mine being developed right on the borders of the spectacular Hluhluwe-iMfolozi park. This mine will threaten the world’s greatest rhino sanctuary at a time when South Africa is losing a bloody war against rhino poachers. It will also wreck the wilderness and undermine local people’s rights. As the Minister of Mineral Resources, you can stop this dirty coal mine in its tracks. We call on you to scrap this project and forbid all future mining around the park.'

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Project Rhino KZN was launched on World Rhino Day, 22 September 2011. It is a province-wide rhino-focussed association that brings together a provincial government conservation body, private and community-owned reserves, rhino owners, leading conservation NGOs and anti-poaching security specialists.

Darting & micro-chipping a rhinoFounding Statement

“Project Rhino KZN is an association of like-minded organisations facilitating rhino conservation interventions aimed at eliminating rhino poaching and securing the white and black rhino populations of KwaZulu-Natal.  The members of Project Rhino KZN recognise that the work in conserving and protecting rhinos from the threat of poaching is symbolic of the broader threat faced by all wildlife, and that all wildlife will benefit from actions taken by Project Rhino KZN.  The association is also aware that the poaching of rhino is symptomatic of the overall, bigger environmental crises facing South Africa and its neighbours.”

Vision

What motivates us daily is the dream of both White and Black rhino species thriving in KwaZulu-Natal and far beyond – forever free, forever secure from poaching, well managed and protected.  Today we strive to protect the world’s last remaining African rhino species, so that tomorrow they will still continue to play their vital role in our continent’s irreplaceable and beautiful ecosystems, contributing to an ever-growing realization of our fundamental reliance on the natural environment (and ALL its elements) for our very basic needs. We honour their uniqueness as one of the primary icons of Africa’s great wilderness areas.

Goal

Zero Tolerance to Rhino Poaching: continually decrease the rate of poaching every year in KwaZulu-Natal

Priorities 2014 – 2015

Project Rhino KZN’s collective approach to rhino anti-poaching is both proactive and reactive. Download our 2014 Profile

  1. Security
  2. Community Engagement, Education & Awareness
  3. Legislation & Judiciary
  4. Lobbying & Strategic Relationships
  5. Fundraising & Publicity

Project Rhino KZN’s members, individually, have a wide range of rhino conservation and anti-poaching strategies, with each member focussing on their specific areas of expertise. 

Collectively, Project Rhino KZN has received over R2million in donations and is grateful for the support of schools, businesses, trusts, foundations and the public in KZN, nationally and internationally.  Please continue to support our efforts and help us save a species.

Contact information for Project Rhino KZN can be found in the footer below.