"Every debate is important because it keeps the issue alive, and right now that is critical if rhinos are to survive." Ian Player
The Wilderness Foundation’s Forever Wild Conservation Programme was developed by the Wilderness Foundation in 2011 as a response to the rhino poaching crisis and is active through the Rhino Protection Initiative.
The programme is now in the process of being expanded to include lion, leopard, elephant and great white shark conservation initiatives as they represent key species symptomatic of the challenges facing the environments in which they live. By using iconic wildlife species as the flagship to draw attention to challenges facing conservation and wilderness areas across Africa, conservation initiatives can be directed towards these species resulting in the protection of landscapes and the associated wildlife including all the biological components which drive these systems.
The Forever Wild Conservation Programme will continue to work with both state and privately owned protected areas to promote effective management, expansion and innovative means to involve and benefit local communities.
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In May 2015, 3 rhino lost their lives in a poaching incident in the Eastern Cape. Hope was found in the most horrific condition, with her face mutilated and left for dead. Through the efforts of many dedicated teams, she has survived the attack and we share her story in this video.
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Below is a link to a competition that was launched by VW Amarok in their efforts to raise awareness for Forever Wild Rhino. This competition is run in partnership with VW and WF.
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A group of vietnamese young people visiting South Africa has fervently spoken out against the use of rhino horn, some even apologising to South Africa on behalf of Vietnam for the manner in which this cultural practise by some of their fellow countrymen impacts on the devastating decline in rhino populations