Tag Archives: Rhinoprotect

As the year winds to a close, we look back on devastating statistics in rhino poaching. In 2010, 333 rhinos were killed in South Africa alone. In 2012 that number has almost doubled – currently standing at 588. Propelled by mythic beliefs pertaining to the value of the rhino horn’s use, there has been an […]

A SURFER muscled in, literally, to raise funds for rhino conservation. Dene Botha, a surfer, actor and entrepreneur, helped raise R 11 337.00 for RhinoProtect. RhinoProtect is an organisation dedicated to the protection and preservation of rhinos in this country. Botha raised the money through the Operation Man Cave promotion at the Decorex exhibition where […]

The French fiming crew from Ushuaïa followed the Inverdoorn team in their desperate attempt to save their three rhino. Witness the RhinoProtect process and the ray of hope this innovative treatment brought to an entire country. You can watch the teaser of this documentary here : http://www.cargoculte.fr/fr/nos-realisations/89/l-ange-gardien-du-karoo

Rhino poaching carries on unabated in South Africa. Diminishing rhinos, covert operations, gunfire in the bush and, most recently, the spectacular arrest of an alleged poaching syndicate, make the entire situation read like the plot of a Hollywood action thriller – and as far as these go, good usually triumphs. We can only hope that […]

#worldrhinoday#fivespeciesforever#iam4rhinos World Rhino Day takes place on 22 September. Despite the title, the crisis is largely confined to South Africa, as home to the majority of the planet’s rhinos. However, supply, demand and transit is linked to various nations and, on the opposing side, conservationists, governments and citizens all over the world have taken up […]

The staff at Inverdoorn hail from various parts of South Africa, and even other parts of the world. As a result they all have very different and diverse backgrounds, but are connected by their passion for wildlife and conservation. Christo Viljoen, the manager of RhinoProtect and farm supervisor at Inverdoorn, was born in Cape Town, […]

When you first hear the lovingly pathetic, high-pitched trumpeting sound emanating around the enclosure, it is impossible to believe that the noise is being made by such a large, thick-skinned, tough looking mammal. But it is feeding time, and Bundu and Lavinia, the two baby rhinos at Inverdoorn, are letting everyone around know that they […]

10 REALISTIC WAYS TO SAVE THE RHINO It saddens one to think that the rhino is being hunted down for the value that its horn provides to dealers from Asian countries such as Taiwan, South Korea and China, where they would use it in traditional medicines. Middle Eastern countries like Oman and Yemen use it […]

Rhinos of South Africa are the unfortunate victims of the horn trafficking meeting the demand of the Asian market using horns in some traditional remedies. According to the last updated statistics, dated 17 July 2012 of the Department of Environmental Affairs, last year has resulted in the slaughter of 448 rhinos, which means 115 more […]

A RHINO’S TALE. © A poem by Caroline Street. I was born at midday, Under the shady Umbrella Tree. Filtered sunlight, like warm hay Brought life to a newly born me. The soft green grass, Was my cushion of welcome. That first sweet taste Of mother’s milk, Brought strength to a frail young me. A […]