Last of their Kind

BREAKING: Rhino poaching on the rise for the first time in 7 years

In June this year, the Namibian Government reported a sudden surge in poaching with the discovery of 11 poached rhino carcasses in one national park alone, in the space of just 2 weeks.

With well-funded professional poaching syndicates operating unchecked, our frontline teams provide vital protection to ensure that history does not repeat itself.

David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DWSF) has long supported safeguarding this truly free-roaming wild population of black rhino, the last of their kind in Namibia. With a potential crisis looming, every single rhino counts. For a species that has existed for over 40 million years, we cannot sit idle and watch them fall into the history books.

Donate now to stop the desert-adapted black rhino from being poached.

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Donation Total: £50.00 One Time

£25 could buy a pair of all-weather boots for a ranger on patrol

£50 could help raise awareness to 300 local residents on the benefits of rhino conservation

£100 could buy an all-weather uniform for a ranger on patrol

£185 could buy a wireless handset (GPS) to help rangers communicate to apprehend poachers

£250 could fund a month’s intelligence gathering to track poachers and intercept/stop illegal trade

Your donation will go directly towards protecting Namibia’s last stronghold of desert-adapted black rhinos by:

  • Supporting anti-poaching and rhino protection initiatives on the frontline
  • Giving rangers adequate kit to patrol and gather intelligence effectively, including uniform, boots, and GPS handsets
  • Working to influence policy and ensure the toughest legislation to end the trade in rhino horn
  • Supporting vital research and data collection to monitor and enhance survival
  • Educating children and local communities on the importance of rhino conservation and their benefit to the environment