Rockwood Conservation | Saving Endangered Rhino Species
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We believe what we do today, matters tomorrow. Currently, the future of rhinos hangs in the balance. If we don’t act, a species that has roamed Earth for millions of years will be reduced to nothing more than bloodstains on the sands of time.

Think Rhino Conservation.
Think Rockwood.

Every rhino death and birth is critical to species survival, making rhino conservation essential. Rhino deaths outnumber births by thousands. Why? Rhino horn is falsely believed to be medicinal or, possibly worse, displayed as a symbol of wealth and status. Yet, rhino horn is made of keratin, making it comparable toenail clippings.

The false beliefs and growing intentional scarcity make rhino horn, pound for pound, more valuable than gold – fueling its illegal trade on the black market. In contrast, the actual value of the species is left to rot, swarmed by flies, under the African sun.

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Rhino Conservation


Rockwood’s ultimate goal is not to have to save the rhino at all. Until then, we’re dedicated to doing whatever it takes to ensure the continued survival of the species. That means using aggressive conservation to protect the rhinos under our care. While it’s a far cry from how they would live in the wild, free from human interference, it is their best chance in our current climate.

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Student Scientists

Complete Your Masters or PhD at Rockwood

We invite masters and PHD students to carry out their research at Rockwood. Possible areas of research
include but aren’t limited to, behavioural, ecological, genetic, habitability and zoological research on a
variety of threatened and rare species, such as giraffes, the southern white rhino and reptiles.

Join the other organisations, universities and students we work with to further the protection and
preservation of all species, specifically the southern white rhino.

We believe that sharing knowledge is the best approach to resolving the complex issues and challenges
the environment and biodiversity face. We also support the exchange of information and research.