SPONSOR A ROCKWOOD RHINO CARER
You can contribute meaningfully by helping to cover the caring and conservation costs of our huge rhino herd – by sponsoring a rhino carer, ranger or even researcher.
Currently, we have the following rhino carers in need of sponsorships:
Years At Rockwood:
Dependent On Her:
Our Orphan Rhinos
Years At Rockwood:
Dependent On Him:
The Entire Herd
Join OUR Rockwood Rhino FAMILY
With no government funding, our rhino survival depends entirely on the generous contributions of people like you.
160 baby rhino births... and counting!
research and development programmes
The true benefits
of private wildlife conservation
- A recent annual report by SANParks shows that South Africa’s Kruger National Park has lost an alarming 70% of its rhino population in the last decade.
- In contrast, private reserves experience very few poachings. Only 37 of the 394 rhinos killed in South Africa in 2020 were on private reserves. Rockwood, for one, has not had a single poaching incident in the last five years.
- In addition, our reserve has celebrated the birth of more than 160 baby rhinos to date, with 10 newborns joining our family as recently as February 2021, taking our rhino population to more than 300.
Rockwood owner, Wicus, and his teams of rangers are on guard 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help protect rhinos. Health checks and collecting blood, milk and many other samples for research takes whole teams of research scientists, students, rangers and volunteers. You can help too by volunteering to work at Rockwood.
When considering volunteering projects abroad, it’s essential to know what you’re getting yourself in to. Supporting local projects gives you the chance to get to see a country from a different perspective – but it needs to be a safe and healthy environment. There are a lot of stereotypes about Africa, but what’s the reality?
There are two things every single person in the world has in common – the planet we live on and a choice. We can choose to be seeds – small yet significant and full of potential. Or we can be parasites – self-serving, destructive, harming the very host keeping us alive, the Earth. We can choose to give more or take more.