A very big thank you to those of you who visit our site and keep an active interest in the rhino poaching tragedy. Our rhinos are in very deep trouble, the poaching threat is ever-evolving and increasingly sinister while the challenges and dangers mount against rhino reserves and their brave rangers. Irrespective of how hard this gets we are committed for the long haul, and for our rhinos sake we’re counting on you too……

2015: 987+ (unofficial 31 Oct)
R 5,592,430.00
Pilots against poaching AVIATION AGAINST POACHING  



For monthly breakdowns and totals of funds raised from the sales of our merchandise as well as the Rhino Survival Bracelets please click here





Darryl Rudman
Cheryl Raath's Rhino Bars



Dr Alex Kendziorski ($7 500.00)


and Dr Georg Kraus



Over R20 000.00

Heart for the Wounded
Tobie Reyneke

Over R50 000.00

Cheryl Raath's Rhino Bars

Over R100 000.00


Over R200 000.00



For a list of other corporate donors since 2010, please click here





StopRhinoPoaching.com PROUDLY SUPPORTS

StopRhinoPoaching.com is actively involved in the fight against rhino poaching with a national footprint for strategic funding of security initiatives and ranger support. 
2015 Rhino Conservation Awards Winner in the Category for Best Awareness, Education or Funding.
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Welcome to StopRhinoPoaching.com

South Africa's rhinos are in crisis, and we're doing everything we can to help by channeling public support to selected key reserves and rhino security projects. You will have heard that there is no 'silver bullet' to end rhino poaching and that it's an incredibly complex battle. Never have truer words been spoken. While there are numerous organisations addressing various focus areas, we concentrate on the very basics - keeping rhinos alive and buying them time while diplomatic solutions are found. We're committed for the long haul, and its going to take all of us to win this.
Since the start of the poaching epidemic in 2008 South Africa has lost over 4000 rhinos - a figure that, despite so much effort, increases daily. Coupled with the increasing poaching figure comes the question – why after all this are we still losing more rhino than ever? Sadly, few people realize the challenges facing those on the frontlines – thousands of kilometers to patrol with little to no idea of where the poachers plan to hit next. At this stage the poachers have the upper hand – they know when, they know how, and if need be they’ll just come back another day or hit a softer target. The organised crime syndicates that run poaching gangs are ruthless, often involved in other syndicated crime like vehicle theft and cash-in-transit heists. Rhino horn is just another commodity to them, but with less risk. They have established networks, including insiders within the authorities, and strive to make connections with reserve staff to disclose information on rhino and ranger locations. Corruption, at the end of the day, is our greatest enemy.
Bearing this in mind, intelligence driven operations (knowing the when and the how) are the cornerstone to cracking the level 1 and 2 syndicates (see our Learn More About Poachers page), which is why we’re putting as much available funding into investigations and informant networks as possible while at the same time still focusing on training and special equipment. Winning the hearts and minds of communities living around rhino reserves is paramount to intelligence gathering and many reserves are working closely with their communities in this regard.
There has been a large proliferation of level 1 poaching gangs, with new gangs becoming involved all the time. There is evidence of gangs hiring in guns and/or shooters from other gangs, gangs splitting to form new gangs and some gangs selling horns off to the highest bidder. Mozambique has a lot to answer for when it comes to doing far too little too late to address the poaching situation, though at least towards the end of 2013 this seemed to be changing. Their citizens illegally breach our border, armed with illegal semi-automatic/automatic weapons (on its own an act of terrorism and a matter of National Security) with the intent to kill rhinos in Kruger. Mozambique is upset that South African's are killing their people, yet never mind the threat to our rangers and troop's lives this side. The community upliftment from poaching profits in Mozambique is staggering, poachers openly call themselves 'professional hunters' and have become "Robin Hoods" in their communities...all factors that make up the complex web of challanges that need to be tackled. Although there is great emphasis on Mozambique, the damage being caused by local South African organised crime gangs is of grave concern.
Reflecting back over the last few years since StopRhinoPoaching.com’s launch in June/July 2010, to where South Africa is today, noteworthy progress has been made (though we still lack an influential political champion). Mobilizing a country is no easy task, let alone getting everyone to pull in the same direction, and the synergy that has been forming amongst various stakeholders and role-players in encouraging to see.
The figures are soaring despite so much effort by so many good people. That said, too many rhinos still die because of ineffective systems (especially the SAPS), the lack of political will, empathy and sheer bloody negligence. SRP.com will continue to channel funding towards specific projects, putting as much as we can into areas containing larger rhino populations that are managed by DEDICATED and RESPONSIBLE conservation minded rhino owners/custodians. There are many groups doing their bit in areas where they can make a difference. Our focus is on the rangers, APU's, security and managers - the thin green line that stands between the poachers and the rhinos. Some days are soul destroying, the sheer vastness and cruelty of what we are up against is overwhelming, but no matter how bad it gets we have to keep on trying. No matter what, all of you, please don't give up.
Thank you to individuals within the SAPS Hawks and Stock Theft Units, ECI's, EMI's, prosecutors, investigators, security companies, responsible rhino owners, reserve managers, staff, APU rangers, NGO's, rhino champions and all those who strive day and night to keep rhinos safe. Thank you too to everyone who has supported the cause.
For a review of what StopRhinoPoaching.com has achieved for rhino, please click on our e-booklet below.
To every person out there who has had the unforgettable experience of encountering a rhino. To each of you out there who has always longed to do so.
 To anyone who calls themselves a lover of nature, a supporter of conservation, a human being, let’s stand together as a nation proud and DO SOMETHING.
My sincerest thanks to all who have supported StopRhinoPoaching.com, the success of this site is all thanks to you. Please, we have to keep on fighting. - Elise Daffue, Founder.
Focus areas for SRP support in 2015 are Phinda in KZN, Swaziland's Mkhaya, the Provincial Rhino Reserve we support in the Eastern Cape (name withheld) as well as Kruger National Park Special Projects.
For a full breakdown of all that SRP.com and its supporters have done for rhinos, please click on our e-booklet below.



Special thanks and appreciation to all our donors.

R10 000.00 from Supreme Mouldings

R5 457.00 ftom SVB's Risk & Governance Department

R1 000.00 Som Mall (CSIR)

R1 000.00 from Dena Gamble

R221 090.40 from International Rhino Foundation for SRP core funding support

R13 228.18 from Go-for-Rhinos for GRU support

R14 608.00 funds via CRF

R30 000.00 from Semancor

R10 578.15 from BushStraps for sales of SRP Merchendise

R1 000.00 from Peter Campbell

R12 393.64 from Go-for-Rhinos for GRU support

R3 290.00 from Wilna, Wildtuin Ete

R5 000.00 from E Berry

R116 456.00 from International Rhino Foundation for our Eastern Cape Reserve

R7 716.00 from the Logan Family

R1 000 000.00 raised by CTM

R17 000.00 from African Creative

$5 000.00 to date from Go-for-Rhinos for Game Reserves United (GRU)

R11 619.55 raised for GRU

R279 921.96 from International Rhino Foundation for projects with Nyathi APU

R115 847.35 to date from SA Express's SRP Collection Boxes.

R173 800.00 to date from Cheryl Raath's delicious Rhino Bars.

R60 380.00 raised from The Rhino Climb for Phinda

R58 837.00 raised from 94.7 for Phinda

R139 312.01 from Almanac Publishers

R72 931.00 towards a Rhino Dog for Timbavati

R48 000.00 to date from Timeless African Safaris Function

R5 005.00 from PNet

R24 009.55 from BushStraps for sale of SRP Merchandise

R12 980.00 from Olienhout Republic

R8 017.05 from Somerset College Pupils

R162 691.50 from International Rhino Foundation - institutional support to SRP

R276 877.50 from Internationl Rhino Foundation for our E Cape Reserve Project

R2 000.00 Misc donation

R3 500.00 from Rogz

R5 000.00 from Victoria and Alexandra Seale

R10 000.00 from J de Beer

R5 422.80 from Bennie

R21 400.00 from Run4Rhinos for our Rhino Dogs Project

R5 000.00 from Michiel and Friends

R10 000.00 from Ryano Lieselk

R5 044.00 from Kenridge Primary

R25 000.00 from African Creative's Locked Horn Project

Thank you to all the companies, organisers, clients, participants and supporters who made these donations possible. Thanks to each and every one of you we'll be able to do a lot more - together - to help our rhinos.


Thank you to our dear friend Phil Hatting for putting the following video together for us!



An excellent feature on the CSIR's work in the Kruger National Park, this video captures the challenges of counter-poaching efforts in vast areas and the associated technology roll out as a force-multiplier. We are proud to have partnered with the CSIR on various National projects and commend their ongoing efforts to help combat rhino poaching.

A MUST WATCH (and share!) video produced by the CSIR with Bruce Leslie and Beertjie de Beer talking about the dog program in the Kruger.

SRP, with thanks to our donors and project partners, is proud to have sponsored 11 dogs as well as handler training to the Kruger National Park.



Air Operations Workshop, Hoedspruit






R62 000.00 on Risk Analysis Software

R38 000.00 of kit to Kruger Special Ops Rangers

R37 179.72 on analyst capabilities

R14 750.00 on equipment for Swaziland

R11 000.00 on camera traps (funding from Timeless Africa Safaris)


R21 858.55 for IT equipment - various projects

R7 600.00 surveillance equipment


R82 000.00 channeled for a rhino dog in the Timbavati

R47 296.20 of IRF funds to the reserve we support in the Eastern Cape

R27 200.00 for Informant Fund support in the Eastern Cape

R20 000.00 for Informant Fund support in the greater Kruger area

R3 950.36 towards the Kruger Foxhole


R150 000.00 to Munyawana Game Reserve / Phinda Security Projects


R87 664.76 to date on MTPA Ranger Tactical Trailer equipment

R67 712.00 to Big Game Parks, Swaziland for new rhino dog kennels

R14 449.25 on a laptop and camera equipment for investigations

R6 549.10 on equipment for investigations

R5 688.60 on MTPA's mobile dog unit

R4 500.00 on reflective vehicle signage and bibs for visible policing Northern Zululand

R3 800.00 on dashcams x 4

Risk Analysis Training course for 5 people


R216 000.00 for risk management technology for investigators

R84 246.00 on ruggedised laptops for investigations

R57 285.00 on an analysis training course

R25 035.95 on wheels for our Foxbat (R17 000 from African Creative)

R12 614.00 for two SRP Risk Analysis Workshops

R12 000.00 on Kruger National Park support

R9 500.00 on dashcams x 10

R6 965.00 for handsets for our Seecrypt secure communications project

R4 101.43 for spotlights and accessories

R2 757.50 on security vehicle decals for disruptive operations


R5 640.00 E Cape reserve gate cameras

R8 659.00 GRU

R3 284.00 towards KNP ECI support

5 trauma kits for various officials and security staff


R17 042.00 cameras for investigations

R35 597.96 Aircraft insurance for ZU-SRP

R15 607.00 on GPS's

R134 675.50 final phase of the IRF Ranger Base, E Cape Reserve

R2 197.92 Radio batteries, Manyeleti

R6 000.00 towards KNP ECI support


R53 733.10 for various laptops, cameras for investigations

R100 000.00 towards the IRF Ranger Base (Phase 2), E Cape Reserve

R7 156.92 to build MTPA dog kennels

R12 580.00 for our SRP KNP quarterly Think Tank meeting


R6 790.00 towards KNP Ops Room Comms

R100 000.00 towards the IRF Ranger Base (Phase 1), E Cape reserve

R216 000.00 for risk management equipment


R7 350.00 for suspect apprehension equipement

R6 000.00 towards KNP ECI support

R9 799.75 for a laptop for investigations

R3 000.00 for informant fees


R24 800.00 for camera traps and a cell comms booster for the reserve we support in the Eastern Cape

R16 792.49 towards support for Kruger Special Projects

R6 232.49 for backpacks, Mpumalanaga Parks Investigators

R13 671.00 for apprehension equipment for GRU (R10 000 from the GRU Wine Auction - thanks Kloppies!)

Dog Refresher Course for Bud and Seun, our tracker dogs in the E Cape

DNA kits for human DNA swabbing of poachers

15 Tourniquets for Kruger Special Ops Rangers



R31 854.17 towards perimeter security and radio comms in the E Cape reserve we support.

R2 200.00 for 20 pairs of camo balaklavas.

5 boxes of a specialised forensics tool donated by Forensic Crime Lab - thank you!


R7 350.00 towards reserve security in the Eastern Cape.

Refresher training for Nadia and Scorpio, SRP sponsored tracker dogs in Swaziland.

R22 800.00 towards special investigations in the Kruger National Park area.

Purchased 2 sets of post mortem knives.

10 boxes of Dermagrip examination gloves sponsored by Klinica SA - thank you!

R10 944.00 Trauma med packs for KNP Special Projects staff.



SRP.com's PROJECTS AND PARTNERSHIPS...how, together, we're making a difference.

Summary of current fundraising partnerships. Please visit our Projects page for more details.

Above and Beyond Distributors - Smaak,  African Fire Ball, Almanac Publishers,  Alu-Cab,  Art @ 385, Best Build Cement,  Bush Straps, Charter Us, CTM,  Jacaranda FM,  Locked Horn Project with African Creative, Olienhout Republic, Rhino Bars, Serentiy Crafts / Ruby Tuesday Jewelers, SA Express, Siza Rhino, Supreme Mouldings, Swazi Candles.

For more information on this initative, click here.



R173 800.00 to date from the amazing Cheryl Raath and her Rhino Bars


   FUNDS RAISED SO FAR: R138 350.00!

JACARANDA FM's PURPLE RHINO PROJECT in partnership with StopRhinoPoaching.com

July - Well done to the Martin Bester Drive Team for R1.6 million pledged during their Give Kili Horns Campaign!


- 30 rangers trained and numerous handovers to rhino reserves, as well as the incredibly successful tracker dog fund raiser with The Wild, The Parlotones and SRP.com. AS OF MARCH 2013, ALL 11 TRACKER DOGS HAVE BEEN DEPLOYED  - Click here to see the Purple Rhino Project!


For more info on this project, click here.


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