Keep the Rhino Rangers Safe

£78,494 of £75k goal

Raised by 3,081 people in 18 months
Elodie Sampere   Gilgil, Kenya
(Robert Breare is Chief Operating Officer for Ol Pejeta Conservancy:   http://www.olpejetaconservancy.org/about/staff)  

For press inquiries please contact: Elodie Sampere, elodie.sampere@olpejetaconservancy.org, +254 727 341612

Currency amount is British Pound (GBP)

For those that have kindly asked for Paypal details you can also donate here in USD:  https://olpejetaconservancy.checkfront.com/reserve/
Please go to the 'Adoption Packages' section, scroll to the bottom and you can donate any amount.  Thank you.

If you would like to text to donate, please text HORN26 and the amount to 70070. Donations can only be made in values of £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 and £10. 

For example, if you'd like to donate £10, text HORN26 £10 to 70070.
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Ol Pejeta Conservancy's rhino rangers find themselves in challenging situations on an all too regular basis.  They are on the front-line protecting dwindling numbers of rhino.  The 90,000 acre conservancy is home to three of the last five northern white rhinos left in existence, 23 white rhinos and 105 black rhinos.

Protecting these rhinos can be dangerous.  Poaching attemps in the area are not infrequent and the rangers are the main line of defence between poacher and rhino.  Thanks to the efforts of this team, just two rhino have been poached in the last eighteen months and in neither case did the poachers get away with the horn.

Keeping the ranger team safe is expensive.  They are given world-class training, and are kitted out with the latest in equipment and support, from night vision goggles to GPS tracking, to a team of tracking and support dogs.

Ol Pejeta covers these costs mainly with tourism income.  Sadly misconceptions about Ebola (Kenya has had no cases and is further from the epicentre than many European countries) and some instabilities in remote parts of Kenya (far from most tourist routes) have hit tourism numbers hard.  Keeping the team funded and equipped is an ongoing challenge.

We are aiming to raise enough to safeguard the wages for the forty strong team for the next six months.  This is £75,000.  Any which way, every single pound contributed will help secure the rangers, that secure the rhino, for us and for future generations.  Thank you for your time.

Learn more by visiting our website (Ol Pejeta Conservancy) or watch a short video here:


Main photo credit: Brent Stirton
Video credit: Thomas Aveling
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Update 15
12 months ago
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MAKE A RHINO, SAVE A SPECIES.

Jambo from Ol Pejeta, Kenya!

A while ago, thanks to your generous support, we were able to raise over 75,000 pounds for the rangers that guard Sudan, the last male northern white rhino in the world.

When we mentioned that we were looking into assisted means of reproduction for the northern white rhinos, many of you rightly encouraged us to pursue this path.

Since then, we have been in consultation with experts in order to determine the best course of action for the northern white rhino species.

Today, in collaboration with the Dvur Kralove Zoo, we have launched a campaign named #MakeARhino, Save a Species. We aim to raise the £ 0.5M ($0.8M) required for IVF for the northern white rhino species.

The IVF procedure is complicated and has never been done before for rhinos. There are no guarantees for success, but if it works, we will have saved a species.

We believe this is a worthwhile undertaking not only for us, but for our children and their children.

Please help us #MakeARhino here: http://www.gofundme.com/makearhino

As always, asante sana!

- The Ol Pejeta Team.
#MakeARhino, Save A Species.
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Update 14
13 months ago
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A huge thank you to Barcroft TV for sharing this beautiful footage of Sudan, Najin and Fatu and the dedicated men that guard them at Ol Pejeta.

Our appreciation also, to The Mirror and The Daily Mail for their most recent pieces on Sudan.

Read and watch below:
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/last-male-northern-white-rhino-6076228

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3162563/The-dying-giant-species-grave-world-s-male-white-rhino-certain-never-mate-lives-guard-protect-poachers.html

Video: Barcroft TV
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Update 13
13 months ago
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Jambo!

It's always a pleasure to read the amazing stories that accompany your donations. We're touched that so many of you continue to unite in support of Sudan and our rangers.

From a special 'Sudance' (A dance for Sudan) to birthday parties dedicated to Sudan- we're truly awed!

If you'd like to stay updated on the day-to-day work your donations help fund, kindly follow us on our respective social platforms and sign up for our newsletter.
http://www.olpejetaconservancy.org/#enews-signup

Asante Sana!
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Update 12
14 months ago
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We are overjoyed to let you know that as of a few hours ago, we have officially hit our fund-raising goal of £75,000! Thanks to you, this amazing feat has been achieved in JUST 4 months!

Our unending gratitude to each and every last one of you who has generously given and campaigned tirelessly for our cause. Your kindness and support have made it easier for us to continue providing a safe refuge for all the endangered species that call Ol Pejeta home. It is our sincere hope that one day we can welcome you to Ol Pejeta, to see and experience our work for yourselves.

As we continue working to conserve endangered species and promote community development in our corner of the world, it gives us great encouragement to know that we have kind supporters all over the world.

We are delighted to have secured the next six months for our rhino rangers but we must continue to remain vigilant in our protection of these magnificent animals for the long term. So please do spread the word for people to keep contributing in order to extend the time frame over which we secure our rangers - every 30 pence (50 cents) secures another minute of their time.

Thank you all.


Photo: Brent Stirton
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Caitlin Hall
16 months ago

Can you start a campaign to raise money for the in vitro fertilization that will be needed to help the Northern White Rhinos reproduce? Considering the amount of time and money that operation would take, we need to start collecting funds and educating the public asap.

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Will Holman
16 months ago

I think this campaign might be getting overlooked due to it's name. Something like "Help save the last Northern White Rhino male from going extinct" would catch more people's eye.

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Andrew Eskritt
16 months ago
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I've no money to donate.. but I would not hesitate to join the crew and donate my time and service.. I'm a hell of a long range shot and would be proud to spend years of my life doing this..

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Rosalind Aveling
16 months ago
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Adding heartfelt thanks to all who are helping the rhinos and their protection team and, as a Board Member of the Ol pejeta conservancy, further reassurance that every contribution is applied to this cause. It is also really helping morale of the team to feel the support of friends around the world. Thank you so much. (Rosalind Aveling, Deputy Chief Executive, Fauna & Flora International).

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Rob Breare
16 months ago
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Thank you Alix and Will. The 3 northern white rhino are critical, but we must also protect the 106 black rhino and 20 southern white rhino we have on the conservancy - our rangers work every day to protect them all. This campaign for our rangers actually pre-dates the widespread media coverage and we do not want to change the campaign mid-way through, especially when the rangers themselves are so important to all the rhino here. Please be assured though that we plan further fundraising for the northern whites, centred on developing the techniques needed for future reproduction. We will keep you posted. Best wishes, Rob.

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Kevin Mills
16 months ago
7
7

Unfortunately at this time, I've no money I am able to spare. But if I were able, I would gladly donate myself to manpower for the cause. I recently left the US Army in February. I am sure I could be of use to protect him.

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Robert Yu
15 months ago
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To the man who just donated £200 1 hr ago - Gaetano Bagnoli - I just wanted to reach out and personally extend my utmost respect and gratitude for your gracious generosity to this amazing cause. Best wishes to you and Sudan! Grazie!!

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Genevieve Gates
16 months ago
3
3

If your credit card doesn't work, you might have to call your credit card company & let them know that you're trying to send money to a place out of the country. I had to do that.

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Alix Pennycuick
16 months ago
3
3

need to change campaign trigger - World's Last Male Northern White Rhino or #WorldsLast WhiteRhino to get traction/reach

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John Bernardi
16 months ago
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3

Listen to these beautiful words on this video.....God Bless You Allllll its English spoken and spoken beautifully I would add...Thank you from the bottom of my heart

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Butt Man
16 months ago
3
3

Q/ With the similarity of climate between the Kenyan highlands and large areas of Australia and given the critical status of the north white rhino population, has any thought ever been given to moving the animals to a safer location where risk from poachers would be zero? I believe the Aussies have had great success with their black rhino breeding program. Has this ever been considered?

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Jonathan Rivas
16 months ago
2
2

primero Dios que esta especie se pueda salvar :D es muy lamentable todo eso que hacen los cazadores furtivos!!!!

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Rob Breare
16 months ago
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A few people have asked for a higher resolution version of the infographic to share. You can download one here: http://www.olpejetaconservancy.org/sites/default/files/%23LastMaleStandingHR.jpg

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Rob Breare
16 months ago
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Dear Julia, the best thing is to try is our booking site which uses Paypal to checkout. Dollars will automatically be converted to Euro and you do not need to have a Paypal account - you can simply pay by Debit or Credit card using the Paypal guest portal. Please try: https://olpejetaconservancy.checkfront.com/reserve/. Click into the 'Adoption Packages' section, scroll to the bottom and you can donate any amount. Thank you so much. Best wishes, Rob

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Aaron Thompson
16 months ago
1
1

please keep this open long term, i will work on creating a livestream event to raise more money for the protection of this beautiful animal

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Rob Breare
16 months ago
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1

Dear Milea, please let me answer your questions. (1) We have updated our website to include a link the fundraiser in two place - http://www.olpejetaconservancy.org/wildlife_conservation/northern-white-rhinos, and http://www.olpejetaconservancy.org/support. (2) You will also see that the fundraiser is communicated on both the official Twitter and Facebook accounts for Ol Pejeta Conservancy which have over 50,000 followers - https://twitter.com/olpejeta, https://www.facebook.com/OlPejetaConservancy, (3) We often experiment with different fundraising tools - for example we used IndieGoGo in the past as well to crowd-raise for a drone. In this instance a long-term donor for Ol Pejeta requested we start a GoFundMe campaign which we started two months ago. We have been very pleasantly surprised that the campaign has taken off after two quite quiet months following initial generous donations. I do hope that this helps reassure you.

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James Fay
16 months ago
1
1

I see some people are hesitant to donate due to not being sure as to who runs this account. I linked to the site through HuffingPost.com so I felt good about donating. I didn't see anything negative about him in a quick search.

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Jodi Zhao
16 months ago
1
1

I am touched that so many are determined to take action about saving the animals we have left on earth. I am also involved in this cause for rhinos and their rangers. If you are interested in seeing what poachers end up doing for these useless horns, please watch this newly released music video: http://youtu.be/y8eUw9btmkI WARNING: Explicit photographs.

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Maestro Knight
16 months ago
1
1

here is my personal out take on this atrocity of life. what the he ll would the world do if there was 1 single male and 1 breedable female left of the human race,and I do not care what color or race you may be left from.... and some other moronic race was the killer of the human race AS WE KNOW IT NOW. Do you think something should be done to prevent our complete existence from being known FROM THIS LIFE as we know it? Tell me there are sane people who give 3 craps about God's animals,,including the human race/.!! If eliminating our known world,as we grew up learning and reading about in schools and books is out human goal and if a rhino bone is worth $30 what the f is wrong with the idiots of this world??? DUH breed more rhinos and you get more fucking horns. Oh yes that would decrease the value. I would gladly kill every rhino hunter in todays world. Anyone want to pay me to eliminate morons who are killing Gods only real perfect animals? if you give me shelter,food and the guns and ammo ...I will kill every f*cking poacher I find!!!!! BE WARE POACHERS< ET IS ON THE LOOK OUT

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Rob Breare
16 months ago

Just to add that in order to have an active GoFundMe account, I had to submit a full scan of my passport as proof of identity. This in turn was verified by an external check company that they and STRIPE (their payment system) use.

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£78,494 of £75k goal

Raised by 3,081 people in 18 months
Created February 4, 2015
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Claudia Puschner
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Beat of luck and thanks for doing such an amazing and important job!!!!

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Caitlin Hall
16 months ago

Can you start a campaign to raise money for the in vitro fertilization that will be needed to help the Northern White Rhinos reproduce? Considering the amount of time and money that operation would take, we need to start collecting funds and educating the public asap.

+ Read More
Will Holman
16 months ago

I think this campaign might be getting overlooked due to it's name. Something like "Help save the last Northern White Rhino male from going extinct" would catch more people's eye.

+ Read More
Andrew Eskritt
16 months ago
8
8

I've no money to donate.. but I would not hesitate to join the crew and donate my time and service.. I'm a hell of a long range shot and would be proud to spend years of my life doing this..

+ Read More
Rosalind Aveling
16 months ago
7
7

Adding heartfelt thanks to all who are helping the rhinos and their protection team and, as a Board Member of the Ol pejeta conservancy, further reassurance that every contribution is applied to this cause. It is also really helping morale of the team to feel the support of friends around the world. Thank you so much. (Rosalind Aveling, Deputy Chief Executive, Fauna & Flora International).

+ Read More
Rob Breare
16 months ago
7
7

Thank you Alix and Will. The 3 northern white rhino are critical, but we must also protect the 106 black rhino and 20 southern white rhino we have on the conservancy - our rangers work every day to protect them all. This campaign for our rangers actually pre-dates the widespread media coverage and we do not want to change the campaign mid-way through, especially when the rangers themselves are so important to all the rhino here. Please be assured though that we plan further fundraising for the northern whites, centred on developing the techniques needed for future reproduction. We will keep you posted. Best wishes, Rob.

+ Read More
Kevin Mills
16 months ago
7
7

Unfortunately at this time, I've no money I am able to spare. But if I were able, I would gladly donate myself to manpower for the cause. I recently left the US Army in February. I am sure I could be of use to protect him.

+ Read More
Robert Yu
15 months ago
6
6

To the man who just donated £200 1 hr ago - Gaetano Bagnoli - I just wanted to reach out and personally extend my utmost respect and gratitude for your gracious generosity to this amazing cause. Best wishes to you and Sudan! Grazie!!

+ Read More
Genevieve Gates
16 months ago
3
3

If your credit card doesn't work, you might have to call your credit card company & let them know that you're trying to send money to a place out of the country. I had to do that.

+ Read More
Alix Pennycuick
16 months ago
3
3

need to change campaign trigger - World's Last Male Northern White Rhino or #WorldsLast WhiteRhino to get traction/reach

+ Read More
John Bernardi
16 months ago
3
3

Listen to these beautiful words on this video.....God Bless You Allllll its English spoken and spoken beautifully I would add...Thank you from the bottom of my heart

+ Read More
Butt Man
16 months ago
3
3

Q/ With the similarity of climate between the Kenyan highlands and large areas of Australia and given the critical status of the north white rhino population, has any thought ever been given to moving the animals to a safer location where risk from poachers would be zero? I believe the Aussies have had great success with their black rhino breeding program. Has this ever been considered?

+ Read More
Jonathan Rivas
16 months ago
2
2

primero Dios que esta especie se pueda salvar :D es muy lamentable todo eso que hacen los cazadores furtivos!!!!

+ Read More
Rob Breare
16 months ago
2
2

A few people have asked for a higher resolution version of the infographic to share. You can download one here: http://www.olpejetaconservancy.org/sites/default/files/%23LastMaleStandingHR.jpg

+ Read More
Rob Breare
16 months ago
2
2

Dear Julia, the best thing is to try is our booking site which uses Paypal to checkout. Dollars will automatically be converted to Euro and you do not need to have a Paypal account - you can simply pay by Debit or Credit card using the Paypal guest portal. Please try: https://olpejetaconservancy.checkfront.com/reserve/. Click into the 'Adoption Packages' section, scroll to the bottom and you can donate any amount. Thank you so much. Best wishes, Rob

+ Read More
Aaron Thompson
16 months ago
1
1

please keep this open long term, i will work on creating a livestream event to raise more money for the protection of this beautiful animal

+ Read More
Rob Breare
16 months ago
1
1

Dear Milea, please let me answer your questions. (1) We have updated our website to include a link the fundraiser in two place - http://www.olpejetaconservancy.org/wildlife_conservation/northern-white-rhinos, and http://www.olpejetaconservancy.org/support. (2) You will also see that the fundraiser is communicated on both the official Twitter and Facebook accounts for Ol Pejeta Conservancy which have over 50,000 followers - https://twitter.com/olpejeta, https://www.facebook.com/OlPejetaConservancy, (3) We often experiment with different fundraising tools - for example we used IndieGoGo in the past as well to crowd-raise for a drone. In this instance a long-term donor for Ol Pejeta requested we start a GoFundMe campaign which we started two months ago. We have been very pleasantly surprised that the campaign has taken off after two quite quiet months following initial generous donations. I do hope that this helps reassure you.

+ Read More
James Fay
16 months ago
1
1

I see some people are hesitant to donate due to not being sure as to who runs this account. I linked to the site through HuffingPost.com so I felt good about donating. I didn't see anything negative about him in a quick search.

+ Read More
Jodi Zhao
16 months ago
1
1

I am touched that so many are determined to take action about saving the animals we have left on earth. I am also involved in this cause for rhinos and their rangers. If you are interested in seeing what poachers end up doing for these useless horns, please watch this newly released music video: http://youtu.be/y8eUw9btmkI WARNING: Explicit photographs.

+ Read More
Maestro Knight
16 months ago
1
1

here is my personal out take on this atrocity of life. what the he ll would the world do if there was 1 single male and 1 breedable female left of the human race,and I do not care what color or race you may be left from.... and some other moronic race was the killer of the human race AS WE KNOW IT NOW. Do you think something should be done to prevent our complete existence from being known FROM THIS LIFE as we know it? Tell me there are sane people who give 3 craps about God's animals,,including the human race/.!! If eliminating our known world,as we grew up learning and reading about in schools and books is out human goal and if a rhino bone is worth $30 what the f is wrong with the idiots of this world??? DUH breed more rhinos and you get more fucking horns. Oh yes that would decrease the value. I would gladly kill every rhino hunter in todays world. Anyone want to pay me to eliminate morons who are killing Gods only real perfect animals? if you give me shelter,food and the guns and ammo ...I will kill every f*cking poacher I find!!!!! BE WARE POACHERS< ET IS ON THE LOOK OUT

+ Read More
Rob Breare
16 months ago

Just to add that in order to have an active GoFundMe account, I had to submit a full scan of my passport as proof of identity. This in turn was verified by an external check company that they and STRIPE (their payment system) use.

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