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Rhino Conservation in South Africa

The TCU Rhino Initiative was launched in April 2014 as part of TCU’s Global Innovator program. We teamed up with Dr. Will Fowlds, renowned South African wildlife vet and rhino conservationist, to help save the rhino and ensure its long-term survival. In South Africa, rhino are being brutally poached at a rate of more than two per day. We stand ready to help on several fronts, from organizing reduction demand campaigns and raising public awareness, to supporting protection and rescue initiatives on the ground, where poached rhinos can be rehabilitated and eventually function again in wild habitats. For this work on the crisis, TCU was recognized with the 2017 Senator Paul Simon Spotlight Award which is presented to institutions with specific innovative international programs or initiatives.

About the Crisis

History of the TCU Rhino Initiative

How to Help


The videos below are from our 2017 and 2015 study abroad trips to South Africa that included 10 days at the Amakhala Game Reserve where students helped with a number of animal procedures, including a rhino surgery and a white rhino mom and calf collaring.