Rhino Protection Programme
On 4 February 2014, the Dutch Postcode Lottery awarded €14.4 million from its Dream Fund to Peace Parks Foundation and WWF Netherlands to help them in their efforts to save southern Africa's rhinoceros from extinction. The lottery established the Dream Fund to enable courageous, ground-breaking new projects. In addition to this, Peace Parks Foundation received €1 million from the Swedish Postcode Lottery to combat rhino poaching.

South Africa being home to 79% of Africa’s wild rhino, Peace Parks Foundation has subsequently been working closely with the South African government and its conservation management authorities, South African National Parks (SANParks) and Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife (Ezemvelo), to initiate detailed projects as part of the multifaceted Rhino Protection Programme.
The Rhino Protection Programme focuses on developing and implementing practical, well-considered methods through which to address issues at various critical points along the so-called 'poaching supply chain' – namely to counter and ultimately stop the killing by enhancing protected area support on the ground; stop the trade through harmonisation of policies, legislation and counter-trafficking activities; and reduce the demand through awareness and behavioural change campaigns.

Progress made

Donors supporting this programme

Animal Trust
African Wildlife Foundation
Mrs Katharina Büttiker
The Charge
Mr John Craig
Dutch Postcode Lottery
The Timothy Hancock Charitable Trust
Fondation Hoffmann
Mr Neville and Mrs Pamela Isdell
Laureus Sport for Good Foundation
Lindbergh Foundation
People's Postcode Lottery
Reinet Foundation
The Rufford Foundation
Mr Hansjürg and Mrs Francesca Saager
Save the Rhino donors
The Sophia Foundation
Swedish Postcode Lottery
Mrs Irene M. Staehelin
The Van Zyl Family

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