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Donations to BRR come from individual donors all over the world.

Donations come from fund raisers at schools and through the Rhino Warriors. Donations also come through organizations that choose BRR to facilitate their contribution. We have included these details under the different projects.

Project Vegetable Garden

  • Project Vegetable Garden
  • DONATION
    Linda Remick - FaceBook Fundraiser
CONSTRUCTION AND VEGETABLE SEEDS FOR ORGANIC VEGETABLE GARDEN

 This garden is a prolific provider of beautiful vegetables, including cabbage, peppers, mielies, chillies, butternut, which are shared between the guards, the volunteers, and some VIP guests also. The long term idea is to grow enough vegetables so that they can also be sold at the Nelspruit market to raise extra funds for the sanctuary

Project Stronghold Fence

  • Project  Stronghold Fence
  • DONATION
    Monthly BRR donors - Matthew Grossman.
ADDED CONTROLS AND PROTECTIONS

We are thrilled to be funding our third stronghold fence. This will surround the “clean rhino” stronghold, making it 100 times more effective. Matthew Grossman has launched the Stronghold Challenge: inviting donors to donate, and he will match all donations to $15,000!

Project Quarantine Stronghold

  • Project Quarantine Stronghold
  • DONATION
    BRR monthly donors
A GAME CHANGER

The electrified perimeter fence that has been installed will enable the release of the three remaining black rhinos and all the “quarantine rhinos” into a huge, wild area. Once again BRR has funded a stronghold area, where the rhinos can be free and safe! 

Project Rhino Milk

  • Project Rhino Milk
  • DONATION
    FaceBook friends
FB FRIENDS FOR MOTHER’S DAY

In our ongoing commitment to the babies and their well being, we continue to donate money toward rhino milk. This is a very expensive expense for the sanctuaries, so our contribution here is always very appreciated. We are happy to donate to the beautiful young babies at RPF, Mia, Mickey and Kassie.

Project Rhino milk

  • Project Rhino milk
  • DONATION
    Wags and Menace Make a Difference Foundation
FOR RIBBON AND LAZULI

BRR received the generous amount of $3000 from Cindy A Lee, founder of Wags and Menace Make a Difference, which enables us to fund milk for 7 months for Ribbon, her “boyfriend” Lazuli and the young Arthur.  Thank you Cindy A. Lee!

Project IV Medication

Project IV Medication

  • Project IV Medication
  • DONATION
    FaceBook birthday fundraisers
YOUNG RHINO MAYAR

arrived at the sanctuary injured and severely dehydrated. An extensive treatment plan was put in place to bring the rhino back to health and well being. BRR was able to step up and pay for all her IV medications.

Project Thermal underwear

Project Thermal underwear

  • Project Thermal underwear
  • DONATION
    BRR monthly donors
26 GUARDS

Winters in the Lowveld of South Africa, where the rhinos of the CFW sanctuary reside, are frigid! The guards are out watching over the rhinos in the freezing winter nights and early mornings. Their comfort is essential, and the better off they are, the better off the rhinos are also.

Project Tracking devices

Project Tracking devices

  • Project Tracking devices
  • DONATION
    Brian Weatherman
BRR FUNDED RHINO TAGS

and the wide band receiver, necessary to relay info from the black rhinos that will soon be going into the “Quarantine” stronghold. These tags will not only keep tabs on the rhino’s whereabouts, but also enable the CFW team to amass vital data of their whereabouts, and behaviors

Project Upkeep of K9 Diesel

Project Upkeep of K9 Diesel

  • Project Upkeep of K9 Diesel
  • DONATION
    Catherine Brown
BRR CONTINUES TO FUND THE UPKEEP OF DIESEL

the superstar tracker dog at Care for Wild Rhino Sanctuary thanks to Catherine Brown’s generous monthly donations

Project Guard salary

Project Guard salary

  • Project Guard salary
  • DONATION
    BRR monthly donors
FUNDING A GUARD’S SALARY EVERY MONTH

BRR donates towards the towards the safety of the rhinos at Rhino Pride Foundation.

Project Medical costs for Acacia

  • Project Medical costs for Acacia
  • DONATION
    Rene Breier - FaceBook birthday fundraisers
BRR HELPED KEEP ACACIA AS COMFORTABLE

as possible during his last days by covering his medical costs.

Project Fencing

  • Project Fencing
  • DONATION
    BRR Donors
PERIMETER FENCING

CFW received info that an incursion into the property was in planning stages. They reached out to BRR to help keep the rhinos safe. BRR donated the funds for electrified perimeter fencing for all the big bomas. This electrified fencing keeps rhinos safe inside, and poachers OUT.

Project Guard Salary

  • Project Guard Salary
  • DONATION
    International Donars
AN ENDLESSLY EVOLVING ANTI-POACHING PLAN

 is the only way to keep our rhinos safe. The Rhino Pride Foundation has state of the art electrified fencing and alarm signals, but guards remain a necessity to protect the 50+ rhinos in their care.

Project Stronghold

  • Project Stronghold
  • DONATION
    Aryn and Matthew Grossman Foundation
INSTALLATION OF ELECTRIFIED PERIMETER FENCING AROUND A 350 HECTARE NATURAL HABITAT

This intensified protection zone (IPZ) allows rhinos to be wild and free from human interaction. This cutting-edge conservation fulfills the final release part of Care for Wild’s plan. There are 20 rhinos in the IPZ at present. Carrying capacity is 100 adult breeding rhinos. This holds the real potential of bringing big numbers of rhinos back into the world!

Project Night pen

  • Project Night pen
  • DONATION
    BRR Donors
NIGHT PEN FOR BLACK RHINOS

Rhino babies are protected and kept warm by their mothers for up to 3 years. Night pens provide an important part of their rehabilitation, keeping them warm at night, especially during the freezing winter months.

A night pen for the 3 young black rhinos Phoebe, Ratu and Badger has these three precious rhinos safe and warm.

Project Appliances

  • Project Appliances
  • DONATION
    BRR Donors
STOVE AND FRIDGE FOR THE GUARD HOUSE

In an ongoing commitment to guard comfort, thereby ensuring their loyalty, BRR continues to support what is needed for them. A fridge and stove add to what is provided for the guards in the main guard house.

Project Horses

  • Project Horses
  • DONATION
    International Donars
THE MOUNTED UNIT AT CFW IS EXPANDING

as they are a force multiplier in the Anti-Poaching Unit working to keep the rhinos in the reserve safe. With this expansion comes the need for additional horses and their accompanying equipment especially the saddles.

Project Irrigation

  • Project Irrigation
  • DONATION
    International Donars
THE IRRIGATION PROJECT HAS IMPROVED THE HYGIENE IN THE BOMAS

by channeling the effluent water into pipes underground and into a treatment area away from the bomas where the quarantine orphan rhinos are kept are cleaned on a daily basis to ensure the health and welfare of these compromised animals. Water is used to wash the night pens where the orphans sleep at night.

Project Medicine

  • Project Medicine
  • DONATION
    BRR Donors
MEDICINE FOR ONE BABY RHINO FOR 6 MONTHS

Sabiva came into the sanctuary very badly injured, with a deep gunshot wound to her shoulder. It had taken 10 days to locate her and she was compromised. It was essential to keep her well. Omepracote is a medication that aids in rhinos not developing stomach ulcers from stress

Project Supplements

  • Project Supplements
  • DONATION
    BRR Donors
SUPPLEMENTS AND VITAMINS FOR 4 RHINOS FOR ONE YEAR

Baby rhinos need fortified milk. This is to replace what they would naturally get from their mother. It is imperative that a baby rhino stay strong and well.
This donation went to CFW as an “unrestricted donation” for the general line of baby rhino care. Vitamins falls within that designation.

Project Medicine

  • Project Medicine
  • DONATION
    BRR Donors
MEDICINE FOR THREE INJURED BABY RHINOS FOR EIGHTEEN MONTHS

Lofo came into the sanctuary very badly injured, with deep machete wounds on his back. He was compromised, and it was essential to keep him well. Twinkle had scars on her back from where machete wounds had healed. It was clear both these baby rhinos had been through terrible trauma. Omepracote is a medication that helps with the prevention of stomach ulcers in rhinos that are experiencing stress.

Project Milk for 2

  • Project Milk for 2
  • DONATION
    BRR Donors
MILK FOR TWO BABY RHINOS FOR ONE YEAR

This donation went to CFW as an “unrestricted donation” for the general line of baby rhino care. Milk for Zac and Twinkle falls within that designation.

Project Jenny

  • Project Jenny
  • DONATION
    BRR Facebook Donors
RHINO MILK FOR JENNY FOR 8 MONTHS

Jenny is the youngest rhino at RPF. She requires 6 bottles of milk a day for the next year. This is a large, ongoing expense for the sanctuary.

Project Arthur

  • Project Arthur
  • DONATION
    BRR Facebook Donors - "Bottles Up” Mother’s Day Campaign
RHINO MILK FOR ARTHUR FOR 10 MONTHS

Arthur was only a month when his mother was poached. Pics of the little calf lying by his slain mother circled the globe and donations poured in! Arthur is still a baby and requires 6 bottles of milk a day for the next year. This is a large, ongoing expense for the sanctuary.

Project Milk

  • Project Milk
  • DONATION
    BRR donors
MILK FOR TWO BABY RHINOS FOR ONE FULL YEAR

Special formula rhino milk to nourish hungry orphans who would normally spend 2-3 years suckling from their mothers.

Rhino babies love their milk. Getting a traumatized orphan to accept that milk is now coming in a bottle is the beginning of the rehabilitation process.

Project Drone

  • Project Drone
  • DONATION
    Stop the poaching now
ANTI-POACHING PHANTOM DRONE

The drone flies the perimeter of the property, relaying info. This enables a continual overview of the property, immediately relaying information when anything appears suspect or problematic.

Project Oxpecker

  • Project Oxpecker
  • DONATION
    BRR Donors
WITHOUT OXPECKERS, THE RHINOS WERE SUSCEPTIBLE TO TICK BITES

The oxpecker bird was indigenous to the CFW area, but disappeared around thirty years ago. This has been problematic because the oxpecker rides along with the rhino, feeding on its ticks.

Project Bullet Proof

  • Project Bullet Proof
  • DONATION
    Veterans for Wildlife
BULLET PROOF VESTS FOR THE GUARDS

Being part of an anti-poaching unit is very dangerous. Poachers carry AK-47’s. Providing the guards with bullet proof vests gives them essential protection and security while out on patrol.

Project Quarantine

  • Project Quarantine
  • DONATION
    BRR Donors
NIGHT PEN FOR QUARANTINE RHINOS

The night pen in the quarantine area was originally made of poles and had to be replaced. The new night pen, constructed with bricks and concrete will keep the quarantine rhinos warm at night.

Project Guard Cabins

  • Project Guard Cabins
  • DONATION
    Aryn and Matthew Grossman Foundation
THE GUARDS HAVE COMFORTABLE CABINS TO RELAX IN, AND SLEEP IN, WHILE NOT ON PATROL

Because most poaching is enabled through information from the inside, guard loyalty is essential in ensuring safe rhinos. Keeping the guards comfortable with excellent accommodation and food becomes a top priority.

Project Didi

  • Project Didi
  • DONATION
    Spirit Wildlife Fund
DIDI WAS A HIGHLY EFFECTIVE AND DRIVEN ANTI-POACHING K9

nothing escaping her. All the other K9’s were in awe of Didi! Sadly, she was rammed by a bushbuck’s sharp horns while on duty early one morning. She succumbed to her injuries. She is remembered as the greatest of the K9’s.

Project Fire

  • Project Fire
  • DONATION
    BRR Donors
ANTI-POACHING DOG

Fire was purchased and trained specifically for her work protecting the rhinos at the CFW sanctuary. Fire has been doing amazingly well in her continuous training program.

She has been doing very well with human scent tracking, and has been outperforming all the other K9 members in article detection. Fire has a keen nose for bullets, gun powder and firearms. Who says guns aren’t for girls?!

Project Diesel

  • Project Diesel
  • DONATION
    Catherine Brown & BRR Donors
ANTI-POACHING TRACKER DOG

With the generous donation by Catherine Brown we were able to purchase Diesel. Catherine also sponsors Diesel’s monthly upkeep. BRR donor funding provided what was needed for in-depth training for Diesel. So effective is he as a tracker dog that he led the guards to a poacher’s den, where 5 poachers were apprehended. Diesel is being used as a stud dog, in the hope that his genes will yield other such effective trackers.

Project Horse Back

  • Project Horse Back
  • DONATION
    BRR Donors

BRR has donated two horses: Midnight and Bravo to the sanctuary, enabling the mounted patrol to grow. The patrol needed saddles too, so BRR funded five new saddles for the patrol. this enables the guards on horseback to be comfortable and safe as they go about their duties across the large area of the sanctuary.

Project Dog Run

  • Project Dog Run
  • DONATION
    Shared by Spirit Wildlife Fund and BRR Donors

A state of the art dog run, complete with sanitation and cabin for the handlers was built for Fire and Didi.

The dog run has a sleeping area, plus exercise run, to keep the dogs comfortable and stimulated while not on patrol.

Project Dog Run

  • Project Dog Run
  • DONATION
    BRR Donors

A second dog run, complete with sanitation and cabins for the handlers, was built for Diesel and the other K9s. The dog run has sleeping and shade areas for the dogs, as well as areas to run. This keeps the dogs active and comfortable while not on patrol.

Project Communication

  • Project Communication
  • DONATION
    Shared by Spirit Wildlife Fund and BRR Donors

A state of the art dog run, complete with sanitation and cabin for the handlers was built for Fire and Didi.

The dog run has a sleeping area, plus exercise run, to keep the dogs comfortable and stimulated while not on patrol.

Project Training

  • Project Training
  • DONATION
    Veterans for Wildlife
INTENSIVE TRAINING OF ANTI-POACHING UNIT GUARDS

The anti-poaching units keep the rhinos protected. Guards need to be conversant with the use of weapons and be able to work as a team with different responsibilities. The Veterans for Wildlife trainers are all army vets with direct combat experience in Afghanistan and Iraq. They trained the guards in advanced artillery and target practice

Project K-9S

  • Project K-9S
  • DONATION
    BRR Donors
2 ANTI-POACHING K-9S FOR RPF

Two highly trained Rottweilers were purchased for the RPF. These dogs keep the 50 plus rhinos under protection.

Project Watches

  • Project Watches
  • DONATION
    International Donors

BRR purchased watches for all the 26 guards at the sanctuary. These are strong, reliable, water proof watches. It means the guards can do their work effectively, show up promptly, and rely on one another. It makes the rhinos all the safer.

Project Shoes

  • Project Shoes
  • DONATION
    Nike
SHOES FOR GUARDS AT CFW AND RPF

Nike South Africa donated shoes for all the guards at both sanctuaries (Care for wild and Rhino pride), as a Christmas gift, through a BRR initiative