Hunters Support

Rhino Anti Poaching

The horrors of Rhino-poaching

The war against Rhino poaching rages on with about 100 000 Rhinos having been poached since the CITES ban of 1977.

KZN K9 Unit

The initial R1.4 million project was funded 100{d8c4a4b0421f01a023576b3dd9cec6fa9d1a92a8d34eb90776c9fbbcde5cacf5} from hunter’s donations. With additional financial support from the FOUNDATION, more dogs and handlers have been added to the field operational unit.

Funding is urgently required to keep this K9 Unit in the field. DONATE NOW

Anyone interested in adopting a tracker dog or a Rhino can find more information on the adoptions page.

KNP K9 Unit

A number of celebrities (including Prince William and David Beckham) have voiced their opinions and pledged their support in the fight against rhino poaching. However, the most successful weapon in use against these poachers is the Kruger National Park (KNP) anti-poaching dog unit.

The FOUNDATION, a long-time supporter of the rhino anti-poaching programme will facilitate any donor funding to the dog unit, in the form of ‘Dog Packs’, specifically to support these dogs with medical first aid assistance when injured in the line of duty.

KNP tracker dog attacked by a Kudu near Letaba and airlifted to West Acres Animal Hospital in Nelspruit.


IWFF supports the Kruger Park K9 Anti-Poaching Project as these dogs play a vital role in the Conservation of our Wildlife especially in protecting our Rhino against poachers.

A BIG Thank you to GMT Foods for the very generous donation of Montego Dogfood It is highly appreciated
Photo: Monthly dog food donations to the Kruger K9 Unit


The Foundation is working closely with WESSA Lowveld, who since 2015 has been involved in the provision of a Tracker dog unit for Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park in KZN. They have been the catalyst in not only supplying the dogs but in also in training the handlers. After some successes it was agreed that the unit would run best if it was managed by NGOs and held in Imfolozi “On call” for whenever needed. They have been fortunate to have Duncan Paul of Pietermaritzburg, a former Game Ranger and Professional Hunter step up to the plate to initiate this programme from the NGO side. In order to continue this great work urgent funding is required.