What are we trying to do?
Rhino have been on the planet for 50 million years, and have evolved into their current form throughout that time as the environment and their habitat has changed. They now face their biggest challenge as man restricts their natural habitat and kills them for their horn.
They are perhaps symbolic of a struggle between man and the natural world.
We aim to help the species survive for future generations, this means that we favour projects that support the development of sustainable populations.
How are we helping rhinos?
Helping Rhinos vision is to provide secure and sustainable environments for all species of rhino to thrive for generations to come. We will achieve this by creating and maintaining 'Rhino Strongholds'. predominantly in Africa, that will have three key areas of focus
Protect rhinos in their natural habitat by maintaining essential anti-poaching operations and implementing groundbreaking technology to help keep them safe
Sustain vital habitats and wild spaces through the restoration of degraded land and the expansion of rhino ranges by creating wildlife corridors
Inspire local communities to engage in wildlife conservation through the provision of employment opportunities, education programmes and initiatives that improve the livelihoods of local people
ITS and Helping Rhinos
ITS have had a longstanding connection with Helping Rhinos and continue to be the headline sponsor of their annual event, which this year will be held at the Royal Geographical Society in London on Saturday 23rd October.
View the Brochure to find out more about the rhinos at risk, the work Helping Rhinos are doing & the Global Gala event.