Save the Rhino International

Save the Rhino International – Annual Fund

The 'annual fund' is Save the Rhino's source of unrestricted income. Please select this option to help us the most - the annual fund means we can cover the costs of running our office and keeping our staff. But most importantly, once core costs are covered, we can allocate your money to where it's most needed at the time and respond to emergency funding needs.

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SRI is committed to funding 15 field programmes in six countries in Africa and two in Asia. Some of the field programs are harder to fundraise for, perhaps because they are in politically unstable countries such as Zimbabwe, or because they require support for ongoing running costs, rather than attractive capital projects or people-based activities. Every year, a few of the programmes have a funding deficit, which SRI tries to cover through its own core funds. The more surplus core funds we have, the quicker we can respond to emergency requests from the field programmes. Since our formation in 1994, we have given away many grants, totaling over £3 million in the last 10 years alone. We try to keep our running costs to the bare minimum, foregoing nice office equipment, and avoiding high fundraising costs so that more money goes out to the field programmes we support. Rhinos are on the brink of extinction. Poaching and habitat loss are the biggest killers, reducing the world rhino population from around half a million at the turn of the century to fewer than 25,000 surviving today. Although protected by international laws (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species), rhinos are still illegally poached for their horns. Black rhinos, one of the five species of rhino, are defined as "Critically Endangered" by the IUCN which means they “face an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild”. Numbers have slowly been increasing over the past 10-15 years as a result of better law enforcement and community engagement, and today there are around 4,200 animals in sub-Saharan Africa. However, with rhino poaching currently at a 15-year high, the need for constant vigilance remains high. To find out more about the work of Save the Rhino International please visit www.savetherhino.org

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