Percent poaching has increased across Africa since 2007.
Rhinos are killed for their horns every day.
U.S. dollars for each kilogram of rhino horn sold on the black market.
Number of years left before extinction of rhinos in the wild.
THE TIME IS NOW
TO STOP POACHING AND
SAVE THE RHINO.
For five consecutive years the number of rhinos poached in South Africa alone has exceeded 1,000. Relentless and indiscriminate poaching means we will soon reach the tipping point – when overall rhino deaths outpace the birthrate. This iconic species is slipping through our fingers, possibly forever. We are here to take action while we still can. There is no time to waste.
The Council of Contributors is dedicated to supporting “boots on the ground” and “eyes in the sky” organizations who stand in the ring, day after day, with the single-minded goal of protecting and saving rhinos. Nobody can tackle this issue alone, but when we pull together and harness the power of the collective — big things can happen.
As a 501(c)3 non-profit that takes no salaries, only standard processing fees apply and minimal admin so 95% of your contribution goes to helping rhino.
In my time working with orphaned rhino calves in South Africa I became increasingly affected by the strong bonds I formed with individuals under my care and the enduring, lovable personality each rhino had.
In 2017, two of those special young rhino were killed by poachers, just weeks before their release back into the wild. Their small horns were violently removed. The senselessness of their deaths inspired me to create a platform where people who refuse to fail our rhino can join forces and do something to stop this tragedy.
My hope is that all rhino are given their very best chance at survival. To live their full lives, protected and free. For that to happen we need a unified community, global commitment, plenty of gumption — and you.
Calling all Contributors. Let’s do this thing.
Council of Contributors,
Founder and President
3 PROJECT AREAS
What we do is focused, nimble and uncomplicated. It is to identify and fund 10 to 12 key projects per year. We partner with large, small or grassroots organizations who save and protect rhinos on a day-to-day basis — and we support their needs.
Anti-Poaching Units & Equipment
Adult Rhino Rescue & Rapid Response
Ezemelo KZN Wildlife monitors two of the original black rhino populations in South Africa. There is only 1 full time rhino monitor in uMkhuze Game Reserve working to identify all individual rhinos in the Park. Monitoring is difficult, physical work involving daily treks through the bush on foot to build a visual database using recorded photos of ear notched rhinos. High-tech camera traps placed around the reserve is like adding another person to the team — covering more ground and recording more proof of life.
JULY 6, 2018
Megan Richards walked 18k along the Thames in London yesterday with Nick Bartlett to help with his 2018 awareness and funding goal for the Council of Contributors. Nick went on to clock an additional 5k for a total of 23k in one day! He has walked through rain, shine, snow and a LOT of mud so far this year.
Nick is walking 2,018k to raise $2,018 for the rhino by December. That's the distance from New York City to Minneapolis, Minnesota! And we're supporting him every step of the way.