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Help save Eastern black rhinos

Please help save eastern black rhinos. There are fewer than 950 left on the planet and, unless we act now, we risk losing them forever.

Every single day, poaching is a threat. The market for rhino horns is vast and traffickers will pay local people a small fortune to do the dirty work. We must keep rangers on patrol to stop these rhinos from plummeting towards extinction.

But recently that’s become so much harder.

Tourism – which paid rangers wages and gave potential poachers other income options – was completely halted by Covid-19. Entirely. Now things are beginning to get back up and running, but there is months of shortfall that needs to be made up. Unless people like you can help bridge it, the funding gap could decimate years of conservation progress.

And if rhinos are put in a position where ranger numbers plummet and poacher numbers surge, the cost – in lives – will be unbearable.

So please, help save them – donate today and help fund their protection. By donating just $10 you could help buy enough crucial first aid supplies to keep a ranger team safe on patrol.

Please, don’t let us lose these rhinos. They desperately need your help.


Kenya is home to around 80% of eastern black rhinos. To protect them, Fauna & Flora International (FFI) supports Ol Pejeta Conservancy, a crucial sanctuary in Kenya’s Laikipia County that holds the largest population of black rhinos in East Africa.

The conservancy was established in 2003 when FFI, with the help of the Arcus Foundation, purchased a 364-km2 cattle ranch that forms part of a key wildlife corridor at the foot of Mount Kenya. The ranch was converted into a wildlife conservancy – Ol Pejeta – and ownership was transferred from FFI to a Kenyan non-profit entity in 2005 under a long-term management agreement.

FFI has continued to work with Ol Pejeta ever since its establishment, including assisting with the translocation of black rhinos into the conservancy, and providing ongoing support to protect these animals from poaching, ensuring high standards of monitoring, and developing incentives for local support for rhino conservation through Ol Pejeta’s community development programme.

Through the Northern Rangelands Trust, which FFI helped establish, we are also supporting the Sera Wildlife Conservancy and the Borana Conservancy, and their respective rhino conservation programmes.

Key to the success of all these conservancies is the support from local communities, garnered through engagement, awareness and employment programmes in each area.


Fauna & Flora International (FFI) is the world’s oldest international conservation charity. Over the last 100 years, we have been on almost every frontline of conservation and literally saved species from extinction. We work to protect plants and animals around the globe – never wasting enormous sums of money on excessive publicity or silly gimmicks – instead spending 94% of our income on charitable activities.

If you value the natural world – if you think it should be protected for its own sake as well as humanity’s – then please support Fauna & Flora International.
Sir David Attenborough OM FRS Vice-president and FFI member since 1959