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How to Help the TCU Rhino Initiative

There are two ways that you can help us in this fight. First, you can donate directly to Dr. Fowlds’ initiatives on the ground in South Africa through either the Wilderness Foundation or the Chipembere Rhino Foundation. The Wilderness Foundation focuses on rescue while the Chipembere Rhino Foundation focuses on local security, including tracking and telemetry collars. Both foundations work directly on the ground with Dr. Fowlds, so please make note in the submission where you’d like your gift to go.

Wilderness Foundation

Chipembere Rhino Foundation

Examples of how how your donation can help:

  • Saving one rhino requires a number of injections (antibiotics, anesthetics and vitamins). Each injection costs approximately R90 ($8).
  • A donation of R150 ($13) would sponsor a child to have a wildlife experience in a game reserve with Coaching for Conservation.
  • We aim to give a number of Vietnamese youth the opportunity to have a wilderness experience in South Africa, where they will learn about the rhino poaching crisis on the ground and take the message back to their peers and families. Your donation will contribute towards this cost.
  • Support anti-poaching resources on the ground. For example, to fund a dog patrol unity for one year costs approximately $9,500.

An additional way to help is directly through TCU. Your gift would go toward sustaining engagement with Dr. Fowlds, principally by helping to support students to travel to South Africa to participate in the wildlife conservation course. To make a gift, click here. It is important that you state your intent by allocating your gift to the TCU Rhino Initiative in the Institute for Environmental Studies. You can also contact Valerie DeSantis, Assistant Dean for Advancement, at 817-257-7020 or via for further information.