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Investec Rhino Lifeline

Time is running out for the African Rhino. So in 2012, we established Investec Rhino Lifeline, aiming to ensure future generations are not robbed of the breathtaking experience of seeing a rhino in the wild. Efforts to save this species are limited if people living close to the rhino's habitat don't buy into the value of conserving our rich wildlife assets. We partner with NGOs and amplify the work they do in communities living alongside important wildlife territories, especially Bushbuckridge, bordering the Kruger National Park in South Africa. We enable youth education and rhino rescue by partnering with specialists in these two critical areas of rhino conservation and we use our international brand to raise awareness, funds, and donations.

Our partners in Education

Pivotal in the fight to save rhino, our conservation education partners educate children in local communities, increasing awareness on the importance of caring for wildlife and the critical contribution that tourism and conservation present for employment and career opportunities. We have worked closely with Coaching Conservation since 2013 and Good Work Foundation since 2016, in that time reaching 29,000 children.

Our partners in Rescue

The rescue of rhino calves and poaching survivors is essential to the ultimate survival of the species and provides an important awareness platform and fundraising vehicle, and our rescue partners do vital and pioneering work in communities. We have supported both Care for Wild and the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) since 2017, in that time seeing the rescue of over 90 rhino and release of 37 back into the wild.

Investec Rhino Lifeline educates kids to care about themselves and their environmental inheritance. 

Investec Rhino Lifeline educates kids to care about themselves and their environmental inheritance. 

Investec Rhino Lifeline supports the care and rehabilitation of rhinos orphaned through poaching.

Investec Rhino Lifeline supports the care and rehabilitation of rhinos orphaned through poaching.

How Rhino Lifeline helps

Education

By educating the youth in rural communities to care about rhino, we develop rhino custodians of the future.

Rescue

Every rhino counts. When rhino mothers are poached, young calves are left orphaned and injured.

Demand reduction

We recognise that demand reduction is critical to winning the war on poaching, and focus specifically on Vietnam and China.

Education

We not only educate the youth, but also involve them in creating conservation solutions. We have partnered with two NGOs in this area: Coaching for Conservation and the Good Work Foundation

Rescue

With the appropriate care, orphaned and injured baby rhinos can be rehabilitated and released back into the wild. We have partnered with two organisations in this area: Care for Wild and Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre.

Demand reduction

Investec Rhino Lifeline leverages the bank’s international brand and presence to raise awareness in the key consumer countries of China and Vietnam. As Rhino Ambassador and Vietnamese Popstar Than Bui says, "We have to educate the children who will then educate the parents. Education is the key to this process. When the kids speak, the adults will listen."

How to donate

All donations are for injured or orphaned rhino and go directly to the cause you feel passionate about. Select the cause on the left to view the relevant donation information.

Care for Wild Rhino Sanctuary

Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC)

Care for Wild Rhino Sanctuary

Donate to Care for Wild Rhino

Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC)

Donate to rescued rhino at HESC

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