The Chipembere Rhino Foundation (CRF) was established in November 2010 after Amakhala Game Reserve lost two White Rhino bulls in one night to poaching. Adamant that these animals had not died in vain, CRF is committed to remembering them through this very foundation.
“Chipembere” means “rhinoceros” in Shona, an African language, and this name is quite fitting in that the main breeding bull that was poached was known as “Chippy”.
Chipembere Rhino Foundation is continuously sourcing, testing and funding the right technology needed for effective and meaningful equipment to monitor rhinos in the bush as well as sourcing, testing, funding and implementing effective and meaningful anti-poaching equipment and technology on the ground. Funding is also necessary to help purchase equipment needed by partner organizations committed to translocating Rhino into safer and better protected areas or countries.
In 2014 Thandi’s Fund Raiser donated £2000 which purchased 5 VHF tracking collars and had them fitted to rhino’s in the Eastern Cape.