GKEPF is delighted to receive emergency grant funding from the International Rhino Foundation through StopRhinoPoaching.com during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Since 1991, the International Rhino Foundation has championed the survival of the world’s rhinos through conservation and research for future generations. Based in the United States, they operate on-the-ground programs in all areas of the world where rhinos live in the wild. In five countries across two continents, they support viable populations of the five remaining rhino species and the communities that coexist with them.
StopRhinoPoaching.com is actively involved in the fight against rhino poaching with a national footprint for strategic funding of security initiatives and ranger support on the frontlines. They support significant rhino populations in selected reserves (national, provincial and private) as well as regional security and investigations activities within established security hubs where arrests are likely to be effected.
Helping rhino reserves to enhance their efficiency and optimise their security capabilities – both proactively and reactively – ensures that rhino lives are saved. A fundamental component of rhino security lies with the rangers themselves, the thin green line who stand between a rhino and a poacher. Making sure that rangers are well trained, properly equipped and motivated goes a long way to ensuring herd safety on a reserve.
GKEPF extends their gratutide for this valuable contribution to our continued efforts to save these fabulous animals.