Launched in York in January 2017, Rhino Revolution UK Ltd. was set up in response to the rhino poaching epidemic in the Greater Kruger Area (South Africa). The aim was to secure rhino in the area for future generations through supporting rescue, rehab and release of orphaned calves, backing anti-poaching initiatives, black rhino breeding, and engaging local communities through a variety of education and support projects. We also conserve other endangered animals that have been confiscated and require expert care until then can be released.
Rhino Revolution UK Ltd is focused on the heart of South Africa’s greatest rhino population – the Greater Kruger Area, which includes Kruger National Park, and the adjacent ‘corridor’ of Private Nature Reserves, and consequently is at the epicenter of the poaching crisis.
By May 2017 Rhino Revolution UK Ltd. were confirmed as a registered legal entity, and full charitable status was secured in May 2018.
Since inception we have recruited over 400 volunteers across the length and breadth of the UK. During our first year we have been supported by a number of businesses as well as individual supporters, and we have close ties with universities in England.
Donations from our fundraising have supported community education work by Nourish, anti-poaching initiatives by ProTrack, and Rhino Revolution’s day to day running costs of their rhino facility and endangered species rescues.