• Every 8 hours, another rhino is killed for their horn.

    Help us help them

Nobody needs a rhino horn but a rhino

 

The future of one of the planet's most noble creatures is under threat. Rhinos are being killed due to the false belief that their horns contain medicinal properties that can treat cancer, fever and gout, and the only people that benefit from them are the poachers that make a profit from the illicit trade. 

In 2014, over 1,215 rhinos were brutally slaughtered for their horns in South Africa, making it the worst poaching year on record.


Thankfully, the 2015 rhino poaching statistics saw a slight decline, taking the number down to 1,175.

Although this is a positive first step, if we continue to do nothing to help fight this illegal trade, we risk losing the rhino population forever. 

Our Commitment

There are people out there who are dedicated to protecting the future of the rhino. But these rangers who are working on the ground can’t do it alone – that’s why we’re supporting the Wilderness Foundation in their quest to protect wild rhinos.

We have committed our passion and resources to help stop crimes against wild animals and their environment. As part of our commitment, we have partnered with Dr William Fowlds – once an employed member of the Medivet family – through the Wilderness Foundation, to develop, implement and support the rhino protection initiative in South Africa.

We need your help to fund lifesaving projects. By harnessing our collective passion for animals, we are directing our fundraising towards projects that will have a positive impact on the rhino poaching crisis.

Our Initiatives

The work on the ground is only a small part of the fight to save the rhino. That’s why, through our Medivet Saving the Rhino campaign, we are raising funds to support a number of ongoing initiatives. These include:

  • Dog detection and protection
  • Rhino rescue and rehabilitation
  • Public education and awareness campaigns
  • Stricter laws and ethics

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