Waterberg Rhino UK (charity no 1187429) was set up in January 2020 by 5 dedicated trustees. Each had personal links to this unique area and saw the need to protect it. Recognising the plight of these incredible animals and the effect that the illegal wild trade has had on the local community led to their decision to contribute to the region’s future prosperity.
This unique wilderness area of South Africa has been awarded the status of a World Biosphere reserve by UNESCO. It is a place to be protected and has become a popular safari destination where responsible travel is key. The majority of rhino in the Waterberg are privately owned, so the responsibility for providing security falls upon these individuals. This entails fully equipped rangers who patrol 24-hours a day which it is expensive, relentless and vital. WRUK aims to raise funds to support the training of the rangers, purchasing much needed equipment and working alongside established NPOs to support the community through education and social upliftment programmes.