Our work wouldn’t be possible without the generous and ongoing support of the following individuals & organisations. (Click for more info)
Corporate & Trust Partners
Mr Price Sport is a long-term partner of Project Rhino and the retailer has created beautiful custom rhino print t-shirts, that are available in stores. 10% of each t-shirt sale is donated to Project Rhino to help protect SA’s rhinos.
The Rhino Recovery Fund (RRF), managed and administered by the Wildlife Conservation Network (WCN), generously supported our K9, ZAP-Wing and coordination efforts in 2020/2021 which were severely impacted by the current COVID-19 crisis.
WCN protects endangered wildlife by supporting conservationists who ensure wildlife and people co-exist and thrive, whilst the RRF has a mission to invest in the most effective organizations and projects dedicated to defending our remaining rhinos and supporting their recovery.
The Tusk Trust is currently supporting our rangers through the Wildlife Ranger Challenge Fund.
The 2020 Wildlife Ranger Challenge was a race with one goal: to raise money to support thousands of rangers and protect iconic African wildlife such as elephants, pangolins, rhinos and lions.
The Project Rhino K9-Unit joined 50 ranger teams from across Africa in a series of weekly High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) Challenges in the lead up to the Wildlife Challenge on 3 October – an epic 21km race (with backpacks) as well as tasks to put their ranger knowledge to the test. The Challenge is supported by the Scheinberg Covid-19 relief fund, enabling at least 10 000 rangers to get back in the field in at least 30 protected areas.
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, all fundraising events came to a dead halt and a significant portion of Project Rhino’s operating budget was depleted. Funding provided by the Great Plains Foundation’s Project Ranger initiative has helped maintain the equine units in Spioenkop Game Reserve and Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park.
The horse units play an essential role in the war against wildlife crime, allowing mounted rangers to patrol a larger area and get closer to wildlife for monitoring purposes. Project Ranger is helping to ensure that the work of these mounted units continues, despite the pandemic.
Tanglewood Foundation NZ, previously the iMake A Difference Trust, provides funding for various conservation & education projects around the world, focusing on Wildlife Conservation Projects in Southern Africa as well as New Zealand.
The Foundation, under Peter Eastwood, is a long term partner of Project Rhino, sponsoring our Rhino Art vehicle, “The Rhino Rig” in 2020 as well as supporting our ZAP-Wing and Rhino Art projects over the years.
Rexx is one of South Africa’s leading Screen and Digital Suppliers, in the traditional screen printing market (industrial, graphic and textile segments) as well as in the digital printing market segments. Project Rhino has been their nominated charity at the FESPA Africa exhibition since 2018 where they design and print beautiful wildlife inspired T-shirts to demonstrate to clients, and then give us all the printed shirts to sell for fundraising.
Oneplan Insurance are currently sponsoring the Pet and Health Insurance of our K9’s and handlers – this is so important given the dangerous conditions they work in.
The Oneplan team also frequently feature the K9-Unit in the blogs on their website – highlighting their daily activities and achievements. Please follow the Project Rhino and Oneplan social media pages for updates.
Naviganti Financial Planning offers bespoke financial planning solutions and is fully accredited with leading financial institutions. Naviganti is helping to spread awareness on Project Rhino’s projects & initiatives, including sponsoring promotional material.
GoRhino Insurance Division is giving 2% of its ongoing revenue to Project Rhino. They are also assisting the project through direct marketing.
Salty Mermaid, designers of unique swimwear in the US, are donating $10 of every full price bikini purchase in their Africa Range to Project Rhino.
Pasichigare is a company assisting rural artists who create artwork sculptures. They are donating 20% of all of their rhino inspired work to Project Rhino as their contribution to help fight this war against rhino poaching. Should you want to support the Pasichigare artists, you can visit their website at www.pasichigare.com.
Project Partners & Ambassadors
The Kingsley Holgate Foundation is a long-term partner in both the Rhino Art Project and World Youth Wildlife Summits, as well as the Feeding Wildlife Communities initiative. Kingsley Holgate is a renowned explorer and humanitarian involved in initiatives such as malaria prevention, water purification and Rite-to-Sight projects.
The Uthingo Foundation is a foundation that assists the Project Rhino, Rhino Art Programme with expanding and increasing our impact in local communities to achieve connectivity and reduce wildlife conflict.
Global Conservation Force is an international organisation dedicated to saving wildlife from extinction through education, anti-poaching and conservation efforts. GCF continue to support Project Rhino’s conservation efforts, particularly in the establishment of Horse Units to provide ongoing patrol protection.
Hailing from Empangeni in the heart of Zululand, Qadasi and Maqhinga are an acoustic duo on a quest to revive the powerful sounds of traditional Maskandi music. The duo have been recognised with numerous awards & accolades and have served as Project Rhino ambassadors for a number of years. Read more about Qadasi and Maqhinga
Roving Reporters is a journalism training agency focused on environmental, social and justice issues, often highlighting the work of Project Rhino and partners. Mlu Mdletshe, a journalism graduate from DUT, also covered the World Youth Wildlife Summit in 2019.
Founded by Mike Kendrick in 2015, Wild Shots Outreach (WSO) aims to engage young people from local communities in wildlife and conservation through photography. An exceptional group of four photographers documented the 2019 World Youth Wildlife Summit (Wisani Ngwenya, Neville Ngomane, Vusi Mathe, Rifumo Mathebula), and their work continues to inspire conservation youth.