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.
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.
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.
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.
CCI South Africa is the country’s largest international contact centre and a proud Project Rhino supporter. With 15 years’ experience in delivering excellent services, CCI South Africa focuses on delivering effective communication between their client and client’s customers. From handling and resolving day-to-day enquiries to effective problem-solving if things get tough.
It is thanks to the dedication, training and sponsorship of Dogs4Wildlife that the Project Rhino K9-Unit was able to introduce its latest K9 member, Kal, who is already adding huge value. Dogs4Wildlife is a UK based, non-profit organization with a mission to conserve and protect endangered species and prevent against wildlife crime through the training and supply of Anti-Poaching Dogs, alongside effective education.
Sarah Cobden-Ramsey, founder of Rhino Tears Jewellery, was inspired after meeting Thandi – a survivor of a brutal poaching attack at Kariega Game Reserve. 100% of profits from the unique Rhino Tears jewellery range goes to supporting conservation and anti-poaching initiatives – including Project Rhino and Rhino Art. Rhino Tears also assisted in getting our ZAP-Wing back in the air after an engine replacement was needed, which we are exceptionally grateful for.
What is an NFT? An NFT is a Non-Fungible Token. NFT’s are specific digital artforms that have a crypto value placed on them and that can be sold and traded on the internet. (To find out more about what an NFT is, follow this link).
As part of their social responsibility program – and just because these awesome prehistoric animals have such a special place in their hearts – Rhino Hosting have pledged to donate 5% of turnover to Project Rhino.
Sport for Lives uses sport as a bridge to cross the social and economic divides in our country. Individuals and teams play for a greater purpose to activate generosity for non-profit organisations in their community.
Together with our partners, Project Rhino and Sport for Lives will be hosting another Run for Rangers in July 2023 – and look forward to collaborating in other events that activate generosity and make a difference.
Based in the UK, Miro & Makauri are a wholesale pet accessories company who produce high quality dog accessories as well as the Maks’ Patch range of natural vegan dog treats. Miro & Makauri have partnered up with Project Rhino to help fund dog-food & veterinary supplies for our anti-poaching K-9 unit.
Following our successful plant-based- dog treats, UN affiliated tree planting scheme in Uganda and our ongoing single-plastic reduction drive, Miro & Makauri wanted to support a conservation & wildlife charity that used and supported dogs in their work…
Read more on their website.
Aardvark Apparel is a local company which offers standout golf apparel that’s both comfortable and stylish. Aardvark is dedicated to raising money for organisations that are working to secure a better future for endangered wildlife. And, with the aim of supporting the ongoing preservation and protection of endangered species, Aardvark is donating a percentage of all sales of their Rhino caps or polo shirts to Project Rhino.
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.
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.
When done right, travel can play an important and positive role in supporting people, the planet and wildlife. SevenTravel – a new luxury travel company specialising in once-in-a-lifetime trips – is donating £50 per person for every holiday booked to their chosen charities that support education, employment and conservation, including Project Rhino.
From our ethos of staying longer and travelling less often, to our target to be net zero and our Positive Future Fund, we are committed to working hard everyday to redesign travel so we can be part of the solution – not the problem.
Read more on their website.
uBhejane Xtreme MTB Challenge is a registered NPO who hosts an annual 350km non-stop mountain bike ride from Hillcrest through to iSimangaliso Wetland Park. Profits from the event support the rhino conservation work of Project Rhino & Helping Rhinos.
Taking place during the height of KwaZulu-Natal’s summer entailing over 16 hours of non-stop, self-supported mountain biking from Hillcrest to Bonamanzi Game Reserve – the uBhejane Xtreme MTB Challenge is one of South Africa’s toughest cycling events.
DSC Foundationis the non-profit arm of the Dallas Safari Club, supporting the conservation of wildlife around the world. Covid-19 continues to severely impact the conservation sector, as game reserves rely on eco-tourism to fund vital security operations. The DSC Foundation supported Project Rhino’s anti-poaching work over the 2021/2022 season; a critical time when the country saw a peak in poaching levels.
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.
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.
GoRhino Insurance Division is giving 2% of its ongoing revenue to Project Rhino. They are also assisting the project through direct marketing.
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.
Keegan Daniel is an ex-Springbok and Sharks rugby player with a passion for wildlife. Keegan went above and beyond, participating in the 2022 Run for Rangers and clocking some 100 km through Big 5 territory! We are exceptionally grateful to Keagan for all his support in helping to share the Project Rhino message far and wide. Read the full bio here.
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.