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Protection Conservation Community Awareness Rescue


Planet Rhino is a collaboration between the TCU Institute for Environmental Studies and rhino conservationists in the Eastern Cape region of South Africa. Rhinos are being brutally poached at a rate of more than three per day. We could lose this magnificent species by the middle of this century. Planet Rhino hopes to keep you informed on this crisis and of our efforts in the areas of protection, awareness, rescue, and community participation. Most importantly, we ask for your involvement in the fight to ensure the rhino’s long-term survival.

Black Rhino

Approximate Population


Critically Endangered

White Rhino

Approximate Population


Near Threatened

“There is no evidence that rhino horn is an effective cure for cancer, and this is not documented in TCM nor is it approved by the clinical research in traditional Chinese medicine.”

Lixin Huang, President, American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine.