Stories

Suzi Eszterhas
  • The Rhino Recovery Fund Shares Updates from the Field at WCN's Virtual Expo October 28, 2020

    The Rhino Recovery Fund (RRF) launched in mid-2020 to protect rhinos from wildlife crime and restore their landscapes, while also improving the health of rhino populations and benefiting local people. Dr. Markus Hofmeyr shares more from the Rhino Recovery Fund with Mark Ngwenyama and Petronel Nieuwoudt who give an update from Care for Wild, an RRF grantee.

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  • Rescuing a Rhino Calf in Time for World Rhino Day September 18, 2020

    In South Africa's Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, RRF grantee Wildlife ACT had personnel in the field as part of a monitoring session, when they came across an agitated white rhino pacing near a gully. A few moments later, they heard the sound of a white rhino calf calling to its mother. What happened next was truly extraordinary.

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  • Tracking Rhinos on the Road to Recovery July 27, 2020

    Simon Kangombe crouched down, nudged aside a baseball-sized stone with his boot, and reached for his camera. About 100 yards ahead was a male black rhinoceros, sturdy as a tank. Simon, a tracker with Save the Rhino Trust Namibia, took the animal’s photo, recorded its GPS coordinates, and with binoculars, checked the rhino’s ears for identifying marks. Their work is vital for conserving this ancient and irreplaceable species, making SRT a natural fit for one of the first grants issued by WCN’s newly established Rhino Recovery Fund.

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  • Meet the Director of the Rhino Recovery Fund July 24, 2020

    My name is Markus Hofmeyr, and I'm honored to be at the helm of the Rhino Recovery Fund. It's my hope that this introduction and look back at my career in wildlife conservation, specifically rhino conservation, will illustrate just how important this remarkable species is to me and how we can help fellow conservationists make great strides in rhino recovery.

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  • New Calves Spark Hope for Rare Javan Rhino July 22, 2020

    The Javan rhino is one of the most elusive species of rhino in the world, and has the unfortunate distinction of having the smallest remaining population of all rhinos. But recent news offers some hope for their recovery.

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  • The Rhino Recovery Fund Launches in 2020 July 22, 2020

    The rhino is one of the most recognizable species on the planet and plays a crucial role in shaping ecosystems and boosting biodiversity. Yet these gigantic herbivores are at risk of disappearing from the wild. Adding to its established Wildlife Funds, the Wildlife Conservation Network has created the Rhino Recovery Fund to aid the conservation of these most iconic animals.

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