Rhinos are one of the most instantly recognisable animals on the planet. Yet, the five species of rhino that have survived into modern day, are facing extinction. Black, Javan, and Sumatran rhinos are all listed as critically endangered.
Rhino horn is a highly-prized ingredient in unorthodox medicines, despite being made of keratin – which makes up human fingernails. No medicinal or health benefits can be derived from this simple protein, found in all mammalian hair, nails, hooves, and claws. There is insatiable demand for rhino horn across Asia, especially in Vietnam and China. Poaching is therefore the most prominent threat to all rhino species.
When you adopt a rhino with DSWF, you’ll help support vital, frontline projects across Africa and Asia working to save them for future generations. You can also donate directly here.
Just £3 per month (or £36 one-off) will deliver vital education to school children on the importance of rhinos and their role in the ecosystem
Only £5 per month (or £47 one-off) will protect the DSWF funded stronghold providing sanctuary to the last free-roaming desert-adapted black rhinos on Earth
With £10 per month (or £60 one-off) you’ll fund K9 dog units working in the Assam region of India, preventing poaching and combating wildlife crime
You’ll get a personalised certificate, species fact sheet, animal bio sheet, and a photograph. In addition we will send you bi-annual updates on our conservation work with your chosen species.
DSWF’s magazine, bringing you conservation news and updates on our work to fight wildlife crime and protect endangered species.
A stunning print of an original rhino sketch by talented wildlife artist Detlef Tibax.
For adoptions of £5 per month or £47 a year and over, you can also opt to receive a beautiful, handknitted toy crafted by the Little Ndaba women’s group in Zambia.
Physical adoption packs are only available within the UK (Digital packs are available internationally). Parcels are sent 2nd class untracked with Royal Mail.
Our adoption animal toys are made by the ladies of the Little Ndaba group in Zambia. They are ethically sourced 100% African cotton and are crocheted by over 100 women from remote villages across the country.
When you sponsor a rhino, you fund projects working with local communities to fight wildlife crime, protect prime habitat, and raise awareness of the threats they face. In addition, your support can help us:
David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation directly supports the protection of a special group of black rhinos in Namibia. Inka is part of this unique population of her species, which have adapted to desert life. Inka and her kind are now the only remaining free-ranging western black rhinos in the world.
A 25,000km2 area of the Namib desert with no fences or barriers, and protected by DSWF funded projects, provides sanctuary for 90% of these desert-adapted black rhino.
Thakns to DSWF’s long term support this area has now gone over two and a half years with zero reports of rhino poaching.
When you sponsor a rhino with DSWF, you’ll be safeguarding Inka’s future and enabling us to continue the groundbreaking study of this unique group of rhinos, which in turn will form the foundation for future conservation strategy.
You can support our work to save endangered animals from extinction by adopting today.
of the world’s wildlife has been wiped out in the last 50 years.
species of plants, insects, and mammals are at risk of extinction.