Investec Rhino Lifeline

A zebra can save a rhino

Time is running out for the African Rhino. Poaching of this majestic animal is arguably the most significant conservation issue faced by our country. In response to this crisis, Investec Rhino Lifeline was born. Our hope is that future generations will not be robbed of the awesome experience that comes with seeing a rhino in the wild.

International visitor experiences rhino crisis first hand

British actor, Nicholas Pinnock, was recently in South Africa for the launch of Investec’s new brand campaign. During his trip he was exposed to the people and communities who are dedicated to saving the rhino.

  • Time is running out for the African Rhino

    Nicholas Pinnock, the British actor in Investec’s new brand campaign, lends his voice to the rhino crisis.

  • Over 7000 rhinos have been poached in the last decade

    Dehorning young rhinos that are orphaned through poaching, plays a part in ensuring the survival of the species.

  • Rhino’s will not survive without our help

    It’s everybody’s responsibility. There is so much more that still needs to be done to ensure the survival of the species.

Partnering for rhino: St Mary's & IRL 

For the last six years, the festival has been used as a platform to raise awareness and funds for rhino conservation. So far St Mary’s and Investec Rhino Lifeline have raised some R450,000. This year IRL has committed to match whatever is raised at the festival up to R150 000, thereby ensuring that over half a million is reached for this vital cause. 
 



“I just can’t imagine going to the bush and not seeing any rhino. This is something that we cannot allow to happen,” says Kate Jones, a St Mary’s pupil and rhino lover.



“I just can’t imagine going to the bush and not seeing any rhino. This is something that we cannot allow to happen,” says Kate Jones, a St Mary’s pupil and rhino lover.

 

Donate now

All donations 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

    Donate to Care for Wild Rhino

    EFT option: Care for Wild Rhino Sanctuary, Standard Bank, Acc 131 989 847, Sort code 05-10-01

  • Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC)

    Donate to HESC

    EFT option: Wildlife Conservation Trust, Investec, Acc 50011491897, Sort code 58-01-05

All donations 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
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC)

Donate to Care for Wild Rhino

EFT option: Care for Wild Rhino Sanctuary, Standard Bank, Acc 131 989 847, Sort code 05-10-01

Donate to HESC

EFT option: Wildlife Conservation Trust, Investec, Acc 50011491897, Sort code 58-01-05

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."

C4C participant - Thandiswa Dube
‘What happens if, one day, my kids say, 'I want to see a rhino', but there are no rhinos left?’

Thandiswa Dube, 10-year-old C4C participant

1028

Rhino killed in SA in 2017

12,000

Children reached through the C4C programme

70 rhino

Rescued by our partners with our support

 

‘The second you lay your hands on them.... you decide that you take this responsibility... to make sure this little one is fine.’

Petronel Nieuwoudt, Care for Wild Rhino Sanctuary founder

‘The second you lay your hands on them.... you decide that you take this responsibility... to make sure this little one is fine.’

Petronel Nieuwoudt, Care for Wild Rhino Sanctuary founder

 

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