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Welcome to Rex the Rhino Conservation Fund

The Rex the Rhino Conservation Fund had its humble beginnings in a friendship that was formed in the bush by two wilderness walking-trail Guides while working for the Natal Parks Board and following in the footsteps of the late great Dr Ian Player.  Frank Carlisle and Malcolm Organ began their conservation careers while guiding wilderness walking trails in Hluhluwe i-Mfolozi Game Reserve in the 1990’s.  After spending many years in Rhino Conversation Management both rangers left the KZN based organization and moved into commercial tourism conservation.  Frank Carlisle started the Bhejane Adventure Group with Bhejane 4x4 Adventures and Mpafa Travel and Malcolm Organ started On Safari Africa.  The two friends continued to work in conservation but desperately wanted to stay involved with their old stomping grounds and the people so closely involved in rhino conservation in this area.  So, together with their new partners, they decided to create the Rex the Rhino Conservation Fund in order to give back to conservation and the heroes on the ground who's work in Rhino Conservation is invaluable ....... and this is how the Rex the Rhino Conservation Fund was created!

Since this time, Rex has travelled through Zululand, the Kalahari, Mozambique, Zambia, Namibia, Botswana and the Knysna Forest.  He has been filmed by Kwela and his story has featured in the Go and DriveOut magazines.  He has already made donations towards rhino poaching awareness and to the hero’s of conservation, the game guards of Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park in KwaZulu Natal, to mention but a few of his stories.

Rex the Rhino in Action

His horizons are expanding faster than we can keep up...the possibilities are endless & the sky's the limit

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Meet Sean Thomson....

Sean and Rex ran the awesome Knysna Forest Marathon 21km on the 7th July 2018, which also happened to be his birthday.  This is what Sean has to say;

Rex & I have trained extremely hard in Wales (Mumbles) and South Africa (Plett), with over 200km run in the 8 weeks leading up to the marathon.   We felt fit enough to run and to do so for a cause very close to my heart: THE PROTECTION OF RHINOS

- Reports state that over 1000 RHINOS were poached in 2017 alone
- Veterinary post mortems have increased from to 3 per annum for wildlife vets. They spend a third of the year conducting POST MORTEMS on poached rhinos or treating rhino injured through poaching
- The authorities and private wildlife sanctuaries are having to care for and rear the ORPHANS of poached rhinos at huge cost

 Shawn Rex  

Rex the Rhino Conservation Trust's vision is to collaborate with existing rhino protection agencies towards well equipped, trained, highly motivated field rangers for rhino conservation and conservation in general in Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park and other areas of Southern Africa by acquiring support for programmes, while ensuring transparency and accountability to donors and the public.  

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