RHINO AND CONSERVATION FUND
Justification and Goals of the Fund
The purpose of the fund is to:
- Aid with forensic tests
- Distribute information
- Support the general conservation of the rhinoceros
- Support rhino and associated species research
Current Poaching Statistics
Aid with Forensic tests
Distribution of information
- Rhino ranching – a manual for owners of white rhinoceros
- Translocating black rhino.
- The history of the white rhinoceros
Research into diseases that are a threat to the rhinoceros
Support General Conservation of the Rhinoceros
The Frik du Preez Rhino Conservation Fund
A percentage of the funds raised by the Frik du Preez Rhino Fund comes to the South African Veterinary Foundation’s Rhino and Conservation Fund which is applied towards research related to rhino conservation.
One of the projects funded by the SAVF was the establishment of a baseline blood parameter value for healthy rhinos. This information allows veterinarians that arrive on a rhino poaching site where the rhino is still alive, to determine whether it is feasible to try and save such a rhino’s life, or whether the damage done by poachers is of such an advanced nature, that the animal should rather be put to sleep.
Please Donate to our Projects!
You can make a difference to help the animals and veterinary education of students of South Africa by supporting SAVF projects.