LATEST GRANTS

Kenya63.82%
Zambia24.92%
South Africa5.83%
Other5.42%

YOUR DONATIONS

In 2020, your donations went towards four key activities: ranger support through training and equipment, rhino protection and biological management, community outreach, and projects to stop illegal wildlife markets. Below is a break down of every grant made in the last financial year.

December 2020

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JAVAN RHINO STUDY AND CONSERVATION AREA

$3,500 to the Javan Rhino Study and Conservation Area, Indonesia. The second of three monthly grants from the Scott & Jessica McClintock Foundation will be used to help pay for the Rhino Protection Unit program in Ujung Kulon NP, home to the world’s only population of Javan Rhinos (see August 2020).

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FOR RANGERS

$4,800 to the For Rangers initiative in Kenya. This donation from Gary and Mary Pinkus, made in support of the 2020 MARAthon, went to the Masai Mara Wildlife Conservancies Association.

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NORTH LUANGWA CONSERVATION PROGRAM

$220,885.10 to the North Luangwa Conservation Program in Zambia. This latest installment from the Wildcat Foundation is part of the Foundation’s 2-year grant that covers a number of different aspects of NLCP’s protection and law-enforcement work in North Luangwa National Park (see March 2020).

November 2020

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JAVAN RHINO STUDY AND CONSERVATION AREA

$3,500 to the Javan Rhino Study and Conservation Area, Indonesia. The first of three monthly grants from the Scott & Jessica McClintock Foundation will be used to help pay for the Rhino Protection Unit program in Ujung Kulon NP, home to the world’s only population of Javan Rhinos (see August 2020.)

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FOR RANGERS

$1,500 to the For Rangers initiative in Kenya. This donation from Ernie and Diane Burgess, made in support of the 2020 MARAthon, went to the Masai Mara Wildlife Conservancies Association.

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MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT, FORESTRY AND TOURISM

$57,000 to the Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism in Namibia. This is the first part of a 2-year grant from the Woodtiger Fund (total $100,000), for a new Rhino Recovery Vehicle (a Toyota Landcruiser V8 single-cab) and modifications (tough guard panels, line-x loadbin, stainless-steel surround on tailgate, rear replacement bumper with double spare-wheel carriers, fridge bracket in the front cab, and labor for the modifications carried out), used in MEFT’s annual planned and emergency rhino translocation and immobilization operations.

October 2020

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ASSOCIATION OF PRIVATE LAND RHINO SANCTUARIES

$400,000 to the APLRS For Rangers initiative in Kenya. This donation, from an anonymous donor went to the AgWild project: the formation of a conservation beef cooperative that uses specialized and dedicated leadership to coordinate collaboration to achieve the scale that leads to optimized land-use, enhanced and diverse revenue streams, economies of scale and subsequent financial sustainability (see September 2020).

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FOR RANGERS

$12.74 to the For Rangers initiative in Kenya. $12.74 received in misc. restricted donations will help pay for improvements to ranger welfare (see January).

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BORANA CONSERVANCY

$30,000 to Borana Conservancy, Kenya. This grant of $30,000 from the Holtzman Wildlife Foundation for a 2-year water-reticulation project (total award $60,000) will pay for improved water reticulation on the Conservancy. Whilst Borana has a number of dams and pans, these are subject to rains and, although the larger of these hold perennial water, the increased pressure and intra-species competition (particularly between rhino) means that areas surrounding these water points become over-browsed. This affects both habitat and Borana’s Ecological Carrying Capacity for black rhino. As a result, across the Conservancy, there are areas where water reticulation must be improved. By building more water points, constructing pipelines and equipping boreholes with solar power, this project will increase available habitat for young dispersing male black rhinos that are establishing new territories, as well as open up habitat for other species.

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SAVE THE RHINO TRUST, NAMIBIA

$3,500 to Save the Rhino Trust in Namibia. This, the third and last of three monthly installments from the Scott and Jessica McClintock Foundation, helped pay for rations and vehicle fuel and running costs and associated administration costs.

September 2020

FOR RANGERS

$500,000 to the For Rangers initiative in Kenya. This donation, from an anonymous donor went to the AgWild project: the formation of a conservation beef cooperative that uses specialized and dedicated leadership to coordinate collaboration to achieve the scale that leads to optimized land-use, enhanced and diverse revenue streams, economies of scale and subsequent financial sustainability. The cooperative comprises Ol Maisor Ranch, Sosian Ranch, Suyian, Loisaba Conservancy and Mugie Conservancy, five contiguous properties in Northern Laikipia, representing more than 200,000 acres of both critical wildlife habitat and food and revenue generation for the county of Laikipia.

SAVE THE RHINO TRUST, NAMIBIA

$3,500 to Save the Rhino Trust in Namibia. This, the second of three monthly installments from the Scott and Jessica McClintock Foundation, helped pay for rations and vehicle fuel and running costs and associated administration costs.

$975 was also awarded to Save the Rhino International, thanks to donations made in response to its ‘On the Edge’ appeal for annual funds.

August 2020

JAVAN RHINO STUDY AND CONSERVATION AREA

$50,000 to the Javan Rhino Study and Conservation Area, Indonesia. This grant was made from a major unrestricted donation from an anonymous donor, and will be used to help pay for the Rhino Protection Unit program in Ujung Kulon NP, home to the world’s only population of Javan Rhinos. The RPUs are on patrol for c. 15 consecutive days, looking for signs of rhino and other large megafauna, as well as acting upon any illegal activities, such as logging or snares. Each RPU comprises one member of National Parks staff, who is armed; the other three are from YABI, or Yayasan Badak Indonesie (the Indonesian Rhino Foundation). The project supports the work of the Indonesian government’s rhino conservation efforts.

RHINO PROTECTION UNITS

$208 to the Rhino Protection Unit program in Indonesia. $208 received in misc. donations helped cover the operating costs of the RPUs working in Way Kambas NP in south-eastern Sumatra.

SAVE THE RHINO TRUST NAMIBIA

$3,500 to Save the Rhino Trust in Namibia. This, the first of three monthly installments from the Scott and Jessica McClintock Foundation, helped pay for rations and vehicle fuel and running costs and associated administration costs.

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PROJECT HORN

$60,000 to “Project Horn” in South Africa. $50,000 from an anonymous donor and $10,000 from SRI Inc.’s core funds went to help cover the costs of a follow-the-money investigation into a major rhino-poaching syndicate.

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NORTH LUANGWA CONSERVATION PROGRAM

$223,940.35 to the North Luangwa Conservation Program, Zambia. This grant from the Wildcat Foundation is helping to pay for law-enforcement equipment and anti-poaching operations, ranger salaries, bonuses and incentives, specialist and in-service training and vehicle running costs for North Luangwa National Park’s rangers.

July 2020

ASSOCIATION OF PRIVATE LAND RHINO SANCTUARIES

$3,500 to the APLRS-Administrator. This grant, from the Scott and Jessica McClintock Foundation, was used to help cover the salary of the APLRS Administrator, John Gitonga, for the period July 2020-June 2021 (see June 2020).

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ASSOCIATION OF PRIVATE LAND RHINO SANCTUARIES

$350,000 to the APLRS-CCOC Appeal, Kenya. Another $250,000 from the Bently Foundation and $100,000 from the Rhino Recovery Fund was made in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, to help cover Core Critical Operations Costs (see Big Life Foundation, May 2020). The funds were split between the seven members of the APLRS: Big Life, Borana, Il Ngwesi, Lewa, Ol Jogi, Ol Pejeta and Sera Conservancies.

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FOR RANGERS

$20,000 to the For Rangers initiative in Kenya. A grant of $20,000 from Rita Cabeses Goni will help pay for improvements to ranger welfare (see January).

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SAVE THE RHINO TRUST NAMIBIA

$500 to Save the Rhino Trust, Namibia. $500 received in misc. donations went to help cover trackers’ salaries and ration packs.

June 2020

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Association of Private Land Rhino Sanctuaries

$3,500 to the APLRS-Administrator. This grant, from the Scott and Jessica McClintock Foundation, was used to help cover the salary of the APLRS Administrator, John Gitonga, for the period July 2020-June 2021. John is based in the Rhino Program Coordinator’s office in the KWS headquarters in Nairobi, and works alongside the RPC to monitor and encourage the implementation of Kenya’s Black Rhino Action Plan.

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Borana Conservancy

$5,000 to Borana Conservancy, Kenya. $5,000 from Taliaferro Family Fund will be used to help cover general Conservancy operating costs, particularly welcome during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Save the Rhino Trust Namibia

$575 to Save the Rhino Trust, Namibia. $575 received in misc. donations in response to Save the Rhino’s Covid-19 rhino crisis appeal went to help cover trackers’ salaries and ration packs.

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Lolesha Luangwa

$25,000 to Lolesha Luangwa, Zambia. $25,000 from the Disney Conservation Fund, the second instalment of a 2-year grant of $50,000, went to NLCP for Lolesha Luangwa, the conservation education program that targets 21 schools in the Game Management Areas surrounding the Park. This is part of a “hearts and minds” approach, which builds knowledge, empathy and responsibility for the Park’s black rhino population, and which is partly responsible for NLCP’s zero-poaching record. This grant will help cover Lolesha Luangwa’s running costs for the period July 2020 to June 2021.

May 2020

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FOR RANGERS

$500,000 to the For Rangers initiative in Kenya. This donation, from an anonymous donor went to help improve ranger welfare at field programs throughout sub-Saharan Africa (see March 2020).

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Big Life Foundation

$35,000 to Big Life Foundation in Kenya. This grant from the Bently Foundation was made in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, to help cover Core Critical Operations Costs: the salaries of security staff and associated staff costs, vehicle fuel and maintenance costs for patrol purposes, flying time (helicopter and fixed-wing, as a deterrent to incursions and reaction to any threats), and other essential costs, including: canine units; intelligence gathering and analysis; a proportion of management staff (reduced) salaries; electricity / power, water, fence and road maintenance for security purposes; communications (again security-related) and any emergency vet interventions required. All these security-related activities must continue, if the conservancies and the wildlife they nurture are to survive the immediate crisis.

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Borana Conservancy

$105,000 to Borana Conservancy in Kenya. $50,000 from an anonymous donor and $55,000 from the Bently Foundation was made in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, to help cover Core Critical Operations Costs (see Big Life Foundation, May 2020).

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Il Ngwesi Community Conservancy

$10,000 to Il Ngwesi Community Conservancy, Kenya. $10,000 from the Bently Foundation was awarded in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, to help cover Core Critical Operations Costs (see Big Life Foundation, May 2020).

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Lewa Wildlife Conservancy

$40,000 to Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, Kenya. $40,000 from the Bently Foundation was awarded in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, to help cover Core Critical Operations Costs (see Big Life Foundation, May 2020).

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Ol Jogi Conservancy

$105,000 to Ol Jogi Conservancy in Kenya. $50,000 from an anonymous donor and $55,000 from the Bently Foundation was made in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, to help cover Core Critical Operations Costs (see Big Life Foundation, May 2020).

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Ol Pejeta Conservancy

$40,000 to Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya. $40,000 from the Bently Foundation was awarded in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, to help cover Core Critical Operations Costs (see Big Life Foundation, May 2020).

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Sera Wildlife Conservancy

$15,000 to Sera Wildlife Conservancy, Kenya. $15,000 from the Bently Foundation was awarded in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, to help cover Core Critical Operations Costs (see Big Life Foundation, May 2020).

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Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park

$893.03 to Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, South Africa. This grant, from misc. donations received for HiP, will be used to help buy camping gear and ration packs for the Park’s rangers.

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Lowveld Rhino Trust

$3,300 from the Scott and Jessica McClintock Foundation went to the Lowveld Rhino Trust in Zimbabwe, to help cover rhino monitoring costs in Bubye Valley Conservancy.

April 2020

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FOR RANGERS

$101,500 to the For Rangers initiative in Kenya. A grant of $100,000 from an anonymous donor and another $1,500 raised by participants in the For Rangers Ultra 2019 will help pay for improvements to ranger welfare (see January 2020).

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ENVIRONMENTAL INVESTIGATION AGENCY

$29,750 to the Environmental Investigation Agency in the UK. This grant, from our core funds, was awarded to the EIA for a project entitled “Strengthening legal and policy frameworks in China”. The EIA will advocate for the adoption of a new State Council order and/or amendments to China’s wildlife laws; to encourage and amplify diverse voices calling for an end to trade in threatened wildlife; and to undertake research and produce analysis to support policy recommendations.

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SAVE THE RHINO INTERNATIONAL (UK)

$98.65 to UK-registered charity Save the Rhino International, our sister non-profit, thanks to donations made in response to its ‘#RhinoRealTalk’ appeal for annual funds.

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NORTH LUANGWA CONSERVATION PROGRAM

$94,306.97 to the North Luangwa Conservation Program, Zambia. This grant from the Wildcat Foundation is helping to pay for law-enforcement equipment and anti-poaching operations, ranger salaries, bonuses and incentives, specialist and in-service training and vehicle running costs for North Luangwa National Park’s rangers.

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LOWVELD RHINO TRUST

$3,300 from the Scott and Jessica McClintock Foundation went to the Lowveld Rhino Trust in Zimbabwe, to help cover rhino monitoring costs in Bubye Valley Conservancy.

March 2020

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FOR RANGERS

$16,600 to the For Rangers initiative, which focuses on rangers’ welfare, thanks to the Wallace family ($5,000) and March to the Top ($11,600). The founders of For Rangers believe that by improving rangers’ welfare, they will feel invested in their work; with their families looked after and better equipment to do their job, they will be safer, happier, more effective and ultimately less likely to help poaching syndicates out of desperation. The sorts of things it funds include: Accommodation, ablutions blocks (including solar power), mess and kitchen or canteen; Uniforms; Equipment (law enforcement and wildlife monitoring); Training (e.g. law enforcement, First Aid, fitness); Medical (including clinic or hospital cover, life insurance); and Other (e.g. entertainment, motivational trips, financial literacy).

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SAVE THE RHINO TRUST, NAMIBIA

$4,500 to Save the Rhino Trust in Namibia. SRT is one of the field programs we have supported since our registration as a charity in 1994, so we were delighted to be able to send $4,500 from an anonymous donor to support the work of the Wildlife Crime Coordinator.

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HLUHLUWE-IMFOLOZI PARK

$3,800 to Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park in South Africa. We sent a total of $3,800 ($3,300 from the Scott and Jessica McClintock Foundation and $500 from the Bernard and Alva Gimbel Foundation) to, which continues to be targeted by rhino poaching syndicates.

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UMKHUZE GAME RESERVE

$500 to the uMkhuze Game Reserve in South Africa, thanks to another grant from the Bernard F. and Alva B. Gimbel Foundation, helped pay for ranger uniforms.

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SAVE THE RHINO INTERNATIONAL (UK)

$1,938.92 to UK-registered charity Save the Rhino International, our sister non-profit, thanks to donations made in response to its ‘#RhinoRealTalk’ appeal for annual funds.

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NORTH LUANGWA CONSERVATION PROGRAMME

$346,683.05 for the North Luangwa Conservation Program in Zambia from the Wildcat Foundation is part of the Foundation’s latest 2-year grant that covers a number of different aspects of NLCP’s protection and law-enforcement work in North Luangwa National Park: salaries for Village Game Scouts working in the Game Management Areas surrounding the Park; training; performance awards, incentives and motivation packages; vehicle purchase and running costs; and general law-enforcement equipment for the Park’s scouts.

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LOWVELD RHINO TRUST

$3,300 from the Scott and Jessica McClintock Foundation went to the Lowveld Rhino Trust in Zimbabwe, to help cover rhino monitoring costs in Bubye Valley Conservancy.

January 2020

Borana Conservancy

$46,053.65 to Borana Conservancy in Kenya. Our thanks to Ardea Partners, which donated $40,000 to help cover general operating costs. Borana named four of its black rhinos in honor of the gift: Mumu, Dudu, Honey and Poppy. Other donors supporting general operating and rhino monitoring costs at Borana were Dawn Cooke and family ($5,000) and St George’s School in Newport, Rhode Island ($1,053.65), where some of the students held a dress-down day for the ‘Crash and Herd’ initiative.

Save the Rhino Trust Namibia

$25,000 for Save the Rhino Trust in Namibia, a program we’ve supported since our formation in 1994. This grant from Ardea Partners is being used for rations for SRT’s rhino monitoring teams, with the rest being put towards the cost of a new vehicle, (together with income from selling off one of SRT’s older Landcruisers), to supply and redeploy monitoring teams.

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Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park

$148,000 to Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park in South Africa. $123,000 from the Woodtiger Fund will pay for 5 motorbikes ($36,000), Field Ranger uniforms and boots ($53,000) and ration packs $33,500. Another grant of $25,000 from Ardea Partners will be used to pay for 3 or 4 quadbikes.

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Save the Rhino International (UK)

$1,066.26 was awarded to UK-registered charity Save the Rhino International, our sister non-profit, thanks to donations made in response to its ‘#RhinoRealTalk’ appeal for annual funds.

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