Rhino Orphanage Project

Rhino Orphanage Project

Our plans:

  • To upgrade 29.7km of the existing fence around the north-west boundary of the Black Rhino Reserve in the Pilanesberg;
  • To acquire land in a remote undulating area for a breeding programme consisting of 6 rhino cows and their calves;
  • To use the same land for the establishment of a rhino orphanage.

When a young rhino loses its mom, it is lost to the wild as calves are not adopted by other adult rhinos as is the case with some other species.

Surveillance & Anti-Poaching

Surveillance & Anti-Poaching

  • Training up and kitting out of 3 new anti-poaching units in the Pilansberg consisting of 36 operatives sourced from communities that border the Pilanesberg National Park.
  • Arming the head of anti-poaching at Black Rhino Reserve.
  • Purchasing an additional vehicle for anti-poaching patrols in the Pilanesberg.
  • Purchasing 4 Paramotor Gliders for aerial surveillance of the park together with with training of 4 pilots.
  • Purchasing 2 drones with night time capabilities.
Community Education & Development

Community Education & Development

Facilitating Community Education & Development Programmes (CEDP’s) in the communities bordering the North West areas of the Pilanesberg beginning with the Mothlabe, Bakgatla & Tlhathaganyane Communities.

Help fund our work

We are able to run the LIISR operations thanks to donations from individuals and businesses, fundraising events and grants from conservation organisations – as well as donations received from members of the LIISR.

Unfortunately it takes a lot of man power and equipment to do what we do, and we need your help to fund our operations.

For online donations:

Please make use of this portal to make your donation.

* Price

EFT Direct transactions:

The Leadstrong Institute for International Species Recovery
Account number:
LIISR “Surname” or “Business Name”

Your kind donation will be acknowledged in writing.

Contact us:

If you need to speak to us please use the following:

Telephone: +27 87 808 0891

Adopt a rhino

Please click here to contact us to find out more
about our Adopt a Rhino project.

Meet Buhle and her calf Nobomi


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