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Rhino Connect

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No one in the world needs a rhino horn...but a rhino!

Don't let the Sun go down on our Rhinos.

Founded in 2016, Rhino Connect is a non-governmental, not-for-profit
South African organisation focused on private conservation of Black and White Rhino.

Private custodians carry the full burden of care and protection of endangered black and white rhino populations. Despite higher success rates, these custodians receive no support from the government even though poaching is a national threat to our wildlife.

Founder, Tersia Jooste established Rhino Connect after a brutal attempted poaching incident when she discovered the enormous challenges faced by private custodians and the lack of support available.  Rhino Connect provides financial and on-the-ground support to these important caretakers.

Programs include rescue, relocation, day-to-day care of injured rhino, orphans, veterinary and air assistance, supplemental feed, security, and other support.

Rhino Connect's education and research programs create awareness and an understanding of the role of conservation.

Rhino Connect Projects

- Veterinary Assistance
- Security and Anti-Poaching Support
- Air Support
- Orphan Care
- Supplementary Feed
- Research
- Education


Rhino Connect is donor-funded and financial transparency is a hallmark. All funds raised go directly to the programs and are used to the benefit of conservation. 

The Rhino Connect Finance Committee is chaired by Fritz Wasserval (CA). 

An annual budget is prepared for each program and submitted for approval. Any surplus funds are allocated toward the cost of programs for the
following year.

Rhino Connect NPO 2018/627456/08

Contact Tersia Jooste:
[email protected] or

Gill Kabe
[email protected]

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  • Jul 17, 2022 - R 300.00
  • "Couldn't get to Papachinos for the milk drive" - Kim

  • Jul 15, 2022 - R 250.00
  • "Sending love to the babies and their caretakers" - Gaylene

  • Aug 01, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Great job guys" - FrikBit

  • Jul 29, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "We’ll done " - Andre Jacobs

  • Jul 28, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "With Love" - Kirsti

  • Jul 16, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Great initiative " - Robyn Gould

  • Jul 14, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "

    May this campaign prosper in the chaos

    " - Dominique Munro

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Donations to date

R 2 850.01

Fundraising target

R 200 000.00

Rhino Connect

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RHINO CONNECT is a Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) registered in 2016, proactively involved in various projects with real-time conservation programs, and are mainly in possession of white and black rhino populations on their conservancies, farms, protection zones, and orphanages

Our key focus is connecting individuals across the world, with the people who work honestly and tirelessly against the war on our wildlife. We do this through our Connect Creations Projects and by being actively involved in the day-to-day care of orphans, injured rhino, patrolling fences, and assisting wildlife caretakers in their needs while fostering a culture of awareness, compassion, and consciousness among all we encounter.