Written by Elise SerfonteinAnyone following this crisis will know that corruption at all levels is killing rhinos and has been for years now. Systematic and specifically targeted infiltration to criminalize useful individuals to achieve criminal objectives. Calls for integrity management in state run reserves has been ping-ponged across the boardroom table for years now, as...

The dangers they face.Armed poachers, dangerous animals, life threatening situations.In the line of duty, protecting parks potentially comes at mortal cost, especially for rangers involved in anti-poaching.Has that ever, truly sunk in though?Its not until you watch a friend grab his rifle and backpack and run out the door as the radio reports shots fired,...

The Government of South Africa announced recently that 451 rhinos were killed by poachers in 2021. South Africa has lost more than 9,000 rhinos to poaching since the start of this crisis in 2007. Elise Serfontein, the International Rhino Foundation’s South Africa advisor and the Founding Director of StopRhinoPoaching.com, recently sat down to collect her...

Kruger National Park, home to the largest herd of wild rhinos left in the world. South Africa’s flagship reserve and, to many, the place where the fight against rhino poaching will either be won or lost. It’s the rhino’s last frontier - 3 549 white and 268 black rhinos left. In actual fact, less. Rhinos are back in the...

More betrayal, though it's becoming the norm.Here's the thing.In predominantly State run reserves, it appears more and more that insiders - be they corrupted rangers, general staff, security personnel etc - are the ones killing more rhinos than the unemployed and underprivileged community members neighboring the parks. While the conservation world scrambles for funding to...

Sept 16 2019 URGENT APPEAL: Signing and supporting this petition is the most important thing you could ever do to help rhinos in the Kruger National Park and surrounding rhino reserves. The decision has been made - very quietly - to close Skukuza Regional Court, a symbol of justice for rhinos and the rangers and law enforcement...

The Mpumalanga Black Aces PSL Soccer Club was sold to new owners in June 2016, terminating our project.We would like to thank previous owners Mario and George Morfou, as well as the players, for their donation of R50 000.00.These funds will be utilised towards soccer programmes for the rangers in the Kruger National Park. Mpumalanga Black...