Rhinos Without Borders

The creation of Rhinos Without Borders was a response to the alarming rate at which poaching was, and is, increasing in South Africa.  The illegal trade in rhino horn has seen the number of these magnificent creatures poached throughout Africa rise significantly in recent years. With one rhino killed every eight hours, more of these iconic African animals are being lost to poachers every year, than are being born.

andBeyond and Africa Foundation decided that translocations would be fundamental to securing the ongoing survival of this endangered species. In 2013 andBeyond carried out the first ever private game reserve donation of rhino to another country when it translocated six white rhino from andBeyond Phinda Private Game Reserve in South Africa to Botswana’s Okavango Delta, which has been proven as a safe and successful rhino translocation habitat.

Following the success of this project, andBeyond partnered with Great Plains Conservation to translocate a further 100 rhino from South Africa to Botswana in an initiative designed to help counter the scourge of poaching and preserve this African icon for future generations. Enough funds were raised, and the first two batches of rhino were successfully translocated to a safe haven in Botswana. 

A critical component of the success of this initiative is the close relationship we enjoy with communities  - our eyes and ears on the ground.  We aim to continue to make the citizens of Botswana- and those living close to the conservation areas in which rhinos reside- our partners in the protection of rhinos, and of the natural resources on which we all depend.

To date, 87 rhinos have been successfully translocated to Botswana.  Unexpectedly, a significant number of calves have since been born to these original 87 rhinos; a testament to the dedication of those involved, and the health and safety of this source rhino population. The addition of calves born to the translocated animals have resulted in a total number of rhinos that far outnumber the original translocation target of 100.

In light of this overwhelming success, Rhinos Without Borders will cease any further translocation of rhinos, and instead concentrate further funds raised on monitoring and protecting those that have already been successfully translocated- as well as their offspring. Additionally, the unfortunate increase in poaching in Botswana recently has placed the safety of these animals as the main concern for Rhinos Without Borders, and with continued support from collaborators, donors and locals, the next generation of healthy rhinos can be secured.

For more information on this initiative, visit: www.rhinoswithoutborders.com.

Thank you for your interest and support!

US resident? It may be more beneficial for you to donate through our 501(c)(3) partner Africa Foundation (USA): https://africafoundation.org/donate/UK resident eligible for Gift Aid? You can donate through our registered charity Africa Foundation (UK): https://www.justgiving.com/africafoundation

We truly appreciate the support of our donors all over the world!

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Fundraisers

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    Matt Perrott

    R164,690 raised

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    Ryan Powell

    R125,919 raised

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    Our Horn is NOT Medicine

    R30,674 raised

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    Dhamiri Petra

    R4,631 raised

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    Nicole Robinson

    R5,900 raised

7 Fundraiser projects

Donations

  1. Anonymous donation

    26 May

    $30
  2. Tracy Shaw

    6 September 2019

    R200
  3. Hang Vu

    11 January 2019

    $100
278 Donations

Fundraiser projects

7 Fundraiser projects

Rhinos without Borders

By Round Afric Travel

In support of relocating rhinos to areas where they can be kept safe to breed an ensure the survi...

0% Completed
$0 raised
$10,000 Target
0 DAYS

Jess & Jono 947 cycle race

By Nicole Robinson

Support Jess in her first 947 Cycle raise as she rides for rhinos

100% Completed
R5,900 raised
R5,000 Target
0 DAYS

Rhino you're the one for me

By Dhamiri Petra

Thank you for being there on our most special occasion. Though it is indeed a day to celebrate lo...

18% Completed
$360 raised
$2,000 Target
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777 International Rhino Run

By Ryan Powell

Run the Marathon Majors + Cape Town (7), in 7 months, raising funds to move 7 Rhinos from South A...

2.71514285714286% Completed
$9,503 raised
$350,000 Target
0 DAYS