Wildlife and Conservation Resources
A comprehensive resource on African wildlife, its environment and conservation
American Association of Zoo Keepers
American Zoo and Aquarium Association
Make a difference by following the links to write, fax, email and otherwise
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or wasteful products and practices; petition; spread the word to family,
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Conservation Breeding Specialist
Group (CBSG): An international conservation organization
of scientists trying to prevent the extinction of endangered
Investigation Agency (EIA): Founded in 1984, the EIA is an independent,
non-profit, non-violent organization based in the U.K. and is known
for being "animal detectives" of illegal trade.
ISIS: The International Species
Information System collects data on 250,000 zoological specimens
of 6,000 species and maintains about 750,000 historical records.
IUCN: Founded in 1948, the World
Conservation Union brings together states, government agencies and
a diverse range of non-governmental organisations in a unique world
partnership: over 800 members in all, spread across some 125 countries.
A 2-million-acre wildlife reserv in Northern Tanzania fundeed through the Tony
Fitzjohn/George Adamson AFrican Wildlife Preservation Trust.
Rhinoark: Rhinoark's mission is to raise
such funds and material support as are required for the building of an electrified
fence to encircle both the Aberdares National Park and the demarcated forested
areas which make up the Aberdares Conservation Area. By doing so rhinoark seeks
to protect the interests of the black rhino, preserve the valuable eco-system
of The Aberdares Mountain Range, conserve the resources of one of Kenya's most
important indigenous forests and resolve the conflicts that exist between humans
and wildlife that co-habit the area.
Species Survival Commission
(SSC): A branch of the IUCN (see above), the SSC works primarily
through its 110 Specialist Groups, most of which represent particular
plant or animal groups that are threatened with extinction, or are
of special importance to human welfare.
TRAFFIC: IUCN founded TRAFFIC
in 1976 to monitor trade in wild plants and animals and to help
implement the Convention on International Trade in Endangered
Species (CITES). TRAFFIC today is a joint venture and conservation
programme of IUCN and
Wild Asia is your independent guide to Asian nature and travel. Founder Reza
Azmi is a Malaysian naturalist and professional botanist. Reza has worked on
a number of conservation projects in Borneo and Peninsular Malaysia and continues
to be active in conservation work.
The World Conservation
World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
Wildlife Fund (WWF): This link takes you to their rhino page.
Conservation organizations concerned with rhinos
The only rhino foundation in the Netherlands. The Rhino Foundation
supports big game parks in Swaziland, by raising money to fund
Black Rhino Foundation
(BRF): A non-profit organization based in Chicago, Illinois,
BRF builds awareness of the plight of the rhinoceros through
concerts, corporate development, cookies, and more!
International Rhino Foundation
(IRF): International Rhino Foundation is a non-profit corporation
of institutions and individuals worldwide dedicated to the conservation
of the five species of rhinoceros: White, Black, Javan, Sumatran
Resource Center: The Rhino Resource Center is dedicated to
the dissemination of knowledge on the five endangered species
Born Free Foundation
The Born Free Foundation is a dynamic and high-profile international
wildlife charity, working worldwide to save lives, stop suffering,
protect wild animals and keep wildlife in the wild.
Care for the Wild
Care for the Wild International protects wildlife from cruelty
and exploitation world-wide and funds projects for rare and endangered
species. Extensive rhino anti-poaching work is funded through an
David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation
The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation is a small charity with
a big impact working to save critically endangered mammals in the
wild. DSWF is flexible and non-bureaucratic, funding far reaching
projects mainly in Africa and Asia.
Friends of Conservation
Friends of Conservation was founded in 1982, to help the decimated
populations of rhino, elephant and cheetah in East Africa. Using
experience gained in East Africa, FOC also participates in projects
around the world where local communities share their natural habitat
an deco-systems with endangered species.
Save the Rhino
Save the Rhino International is a UK registered charity with a
mission to ensure the survival of the rhinoceros species in the
Sebakwe Black Rhino Trust
The Sebakwe Black Rhino Trust supports a 250,000 acre rhino conservancy
in the Midlands area of Zimbabwe where 57 black rhino are free
to roam and are protected against poachers.
The Zambezi Society aims to save Zambezi Basin Ecosystems and Wildernesses
through good conservation practices based on sound technical information.
AAZK Bowling for Rhinos
A project of the American Association of Zoo Keepers, chapters
nation-wide hold “Bowling for Rhinos” fundraisers.
Since 1991, AAZK’s Bowling for Rhinos has raised over US
$1,000,000 for rhino conservation world-wide.
UK Rhino Group
The UKRG is an informal forum for the discussion of rhino conservation
issues, which also undertakes some fundraising, publicity and lobbying
activities. Their main concern is to disseminate information within
the conservation community as widely and effectively as possible.
Save Foundation Australia
The SAVE FOUNDATION is a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) committed
to savingAfrica 's endangered species from extinction. Founded
in 1987, the organisation has a broad range of activities, with
a particular focus on the African Black Rhinoceros and Zimbabwe.
Wildtrack's mission is to develop and apply non-invasive and objective
censusing and monitoring techniques as a fundamental resource for
wildlife conservation. Their footprint identification technique
and others can provide accurate and objective data to monitor endangered
species. SOS Rhino is working with Wildtrack and our Science Director,
Dr. Petra Kretzchmar, is listed as one of their research collaborators.
Zoos and Institutions in the United States
Wildlife Conservation Society
Park & Zoological Garden
Brookfield Zoological Gardens,
Caldwell Zoo, Texas
Zoo & Botanical
Denver Zoological Gardens
Detroit Zoological Park
Fossil Rim Wildlife Ranch
Ft. Worth Zoo
Henry Vilas Zoo, Madison, Wisconsin
Houston Zoological Gardens
International Wildlife Conservation
Park, Bronx, New York
Lincoln Park Zoological Gardens,
Milwaukee County Zoo
National Zoological Park,
City Zoological Park
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
Oregon Zoo, Portland
Philadelphia Zoological Garden
Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical
San Antonio Zoo, Texas
San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal
San Francisco Zoological Gardens
St. Louis Zoo
Sedgwick County Zoo, Wichita, Kansas
The Wilds, Ohio
International Zoos and Institutions
Western Plains Zoo, Australia
Rotterdam Zoo, Amsterdam
Taman Safari Park, Indonesia
National Park, Nepal
Port Lympne, UK
Zoo and Aquarium, Australia
Zoo Negara, Malaysia
Zoo Basel, Switzerland
Taipei Zoo, Taiwan
London Zoo, UK
Sofia Zoo, Bulgaria
Dublin Zoo, Ireland
U.S. Fish and Wildlife
University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana,
University of Wisconsin, Madison,
University of Malaysia Sabah
Related rhino web sites
Ecovolunteer Program: Ecovolunteers
are a financial and working grant for wildlife projects in research,
conservation and animal rescue. Ecovolunteers will work together
with park rangers in various activities such as the daily monitoring
of endangered species and a regular check of the fence enclosing
Conservation/Environmental/Animal news sites
Animal News Center: Animal
News Center is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation dedicated to
promoting animal welfare. ANC publishes a web site that features
current information about pets, wildlife and all other animals.
Mongabay.com seeks to raise interest in and appreciation of wildlands and wildlife,
while examining the impact of emerging local and global trends in technology,
economics, and finance on conservation and development
Africa links the millions of people in our global village who have
a common interest in African wildlife. These people include those
who have a responsibility to care for Africa's wildlife; those who
live with and depend upon Africa's wildlife; those who want to know
more about, experience, and enjoy Africa's wildlife; and those who
want to do something to ensure the future of Africa's diminishing
wildlife and wild areas.
World Animal.net: World Animal Net is the world's largest network of animal protection societies with over 2,000 affiliates in more than 100 countries working to improve the status and welfare of animals.
Environmental News Network
Rhino Skin by Saunders
Sabah Wildlife Department
Zoo Outreach Organization
Orangutan Appeal UK
Sweet Mother International
Rhino Photographs at Foto Search
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