Chipembere Rhino Foundation is an NGO run by trustees with extensive Rhino experience and assisted by a group of committed volunteers. CRF specialises in :
sourcing, testing and funding technology for effective monitoring of Rhino;
funding K9 handlers and their tracking and apprehension dogs;
providing anti-poaching teams with vital equipment;
funding equipment needed to translocate Rhino across Southern Africa and collaborating with other like minded NGO’s and companies.
Chipembere Rhino Foundation Was Founded On The Tragedy That Unfolded in November 2010
After witnessing the senseless slaughter of their two Rhino breeding bulls in 2010, Brent and Chantelle Cook, owners of HillsNek Safari Camp in South Africa decided to step up their conservation efforts. Along with their business partners, Paul & Debbie Naudé and Derek Cook, the Chipembere Rhino Foundation was established in 2010. Their stellar efforts were later reinforced with the addition of renowned wildlife veterinarian, Dr. William Fowlds, as a trustee of the foundation after a third Rhino they owned was poached in 2011. To ensure the suffering and senseless slaughter of Chippy, Isipho and Geza was not in vain, the Chipembere Rhino Foundation (CRF),a local registered non-profit and public benefit organisation, was established in 2010 to protect and preserve the diminishing number of Rhino in Southern Africa. With the assistance of an amazing team of volunteers, the technical and practical experience acquired by the trustees over the past 10 years, as well as our partnerships with Rhino custodians and the support from donors, we have been able to make a significant contribution to the efforts to protect and preserve our heritage.