Care for Wild

Saving Rhino, To Save People, To Save Tomorrow

aka Care for Wild Rhino Sanctuary   |   Camarillo, CA   |  https://www.careforwild.co.za/

Mission

To rescue orphaned baby rhinos from areas of poaching and to rehabilitate them into healthy rhinos for future generations of rhinos.

Ruling year info

2017

Founder and CEO

Mrs. Petronel Nieuwoudt

Main address

Care for Wild 4725 Calle Alto, 2nd Floor

Camarillo, CA 93012 USA

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EIN

82-2676307

NTEE code info

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

Wildlife Preservation/Protection (D30)

Wildlife Sanctuary/Refuge (D34)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Rescuing orphaned rhinos from poaching, rehabilitating them through intensive care facilities, medically treating wounds and disease, allowing them to grow and mature to become adult rhinos. Releasing them into an intensive protection zone with other endangered wildlife to be in a secure, diverse biosphere to safe the species.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Rhino orphanage for rescue, rehabilitation and release into an intensive protection zone

Rescuing orphaned rhinos from poaching, rehabilitating them thru intensive care facilities, medically treating wounds and disease, allowing them to grow to be adult rhinos. Releasing them into an intensive protection zone with other endangered wildlife to be in a secure, diverse biosphere to safe the species.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Range expansion constitutes a crucial part of Care for Wild's adaptive management. The sustainability of viable breeding populations is heavily influenced by space and the availability of critical resources. As more rhino orphans are released, the need for range expansion is fundamental. The sanctuary has expanded from the original 350ha IPZ into an additional 1,500ha. Phase 3 encompasses Mountainlands Nature Reserve with fencing of this area already underway. An additional 18,000ha will be added to the sanctuary. In the future, there is potential to expand even further with the inclusion of parts of the SingiMvelo Nature Reserve. This will increase the sanctuary to a total of 35,000ha.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of released animals

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Rhino orphanage for rescue, rehabilitation and release into an intensive protection zone

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Release is the final step in our rescue and rehabilitation program for orphaned rhinos. When a rhino becomes healthy and mature enough it will be released back into the wild.

Number of animals rehabilitated

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Rhino orphanage for rescue, rehabilitation and release into an intensive protection zone

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Injured or sick rhinos that successfully left the rehabilitation phase.

Number of animals rescued

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Rhino orphanage for rescue, rehabilitation and release into an intensive protection zone

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The amount of orphaned rhinos that are successfully found, rescued, and brought to Care for Wild.

KwH of electricity saved due to the organization's services

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Bio-diversity Conservation Expansion

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The amount of KwH electricity being produced to power all operations via solar panel energy.

Area of land, in hectares, directly controlled by the organization

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Bio-diversity Conservation Expansion

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The amount of hectares Care for Wild is directly in control of.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Care for Wild is aiming to protect and rehabilitate white and black rhinos to create a safe environment through conservation, local community outreach, and environmental sustainability.

Our team is supported by a highly qualified veterinary group and ground support vehicles that transport the rhino to the care facilities at the Care for Wild Rhino Sanctuary. They receive the highest standard of care, feed and veterinary support during this process thus ensuring full rehabilitation. All rescued rhinos will be released into their natural habitat which is protected from potential poaching incidents and other threats. A highly qualified security team consisting of rhino monitors, canine tracking units, mounted patrol units and an armed reaction unit are permanently on duty to ensure rhino security.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH
Care for Wild has created opportunities for communities to resist crime, corruption, and exploitation, and to create a better and more sustainable future for themselves.

Our community projects support youth employment; economic development; food security and improved nutrition for children and adults; training and skills development; as well as creating opportunities for communities to full-fill their responsibilities as custodians of the environment. Care for Wild partnered with the Lomshiyo Community to create the Lomshiyo Community Farming Project.

Our community projects support youth employment; economic development; food security and improved nutrition for children and adults; training and skills development; as well as creating opportunities for communities to full-fill their responsibilities as custodians of the environment.

ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY
Environmental sustainability is central to our vision. We cannot rehabilitate and rewild rhinos if there are no healthy ecosystems to release them back into. Ensuring the health and sustainability of our grasslands and water resources is critical. As is securing green energy sources.



Over 50 percent of our operating expenses funds the security that the rhinos and staff members need. The rest of the donations go to the care that rhinos need to be stabilized medically, for good feed and shelter. We work with government and private game rangers and land managers to locate the baby rhinos that have had their mothers poached by the black market trade which has led to widespread poaching of rhino horn.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH
When fully developed, the project aims to establish 100ha of macadamia nut trees, 50ha of citrus, as well as commercial vegetable production.

The enterprise provides training and employment, food security and financial sustainability with equitable participation from the community.

Care for Wild has also developed a strong relationship with the Mandela and Consort Communities. Our projects include: Children's soccer team, Women's netball team, Junior Rangers (boys and girls), Feeding scheme
Provision of hats, jerseys, and blankets in Winter (through our partners).

ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

Waste Management
All plastic, paper, glass, and tin waste from products we consume are sent for recycling. Local schools collect 2L plastic bottles that we use for feeding the orphans’ milk. When finished, these bottles are cut and used as growing containers at the vegetable gardens.

Solar Power
We believe that green energy solutions are critical for sustainability. In South Africa power generated by coal is not only unreliable, but also detrimental to the health of our environment.

We aim to be as self-sustaining and eco-friendly as possible. As such, we are 90% solar powered. For days when the sun isn’t shining or when a new ICU arrival requires 24-hour power, a back-up generator is available.

Care for Wild is off the national electricity grid. All power is supplied through a number of solar systems within the sanctuary. We produce around 41760 kWh annually.

Water Conservation
Water is a scare commodity in South Africa. With the progression of climate change, rainfall is becoming more and more unpredictable. Summer is our rainy season. We receive an average of 785mm annually and believe that each drop of this must be carefully managed.

Care for Wild has a river called the Noordkaap running through the sanctuary. We see ourselves as custodians of this natural resource and work hard to manage it sustainably.

For the last 3 years, this perennial river stopped flowing for parts of the year.
Care for Wild has funded a project called Reclaiming the Noordkaap River. The aim of this project is: To increase water, flow Improve water quality, build storage capacity.

We have built a team of extremely hard-working, passionate, and goal-oriented people. We also have an active following of donors and supporters that believe in our efforts. on our Facebook and Instagram social media sites we have active engagement daily and it helps us get out all our goals, projects, and updates.

It is our aim to accomplish all our goals and mission in tandem with our loyal base, while also creating avenues for new supporters and donors to also join in.

We also have a strong and compassionate board, led by Petronel, that helps in keeping us on course.

Care for Wild has become an organization that garners International support, whether it is our headquarters in South Africa or our other branches in the US and UK. As the support for our cause has grown so has our capabilities to grow and facilitate better outcomes for the rhinos, local communities, and environment.

Financials

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Care for Wild

Board of directors
as of 01/27/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Jim Roth

Care for Wild Rhino Sanctuary NPC

Chris De Bruno Austin

Kishugu

Jim Roth

Working on Fire

Staci Roth

Care for Wild

Kevin Mathew Mathews

Noble Accounting LLC

Petronel Nieuwoudt

Care for Wild

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/26/2022

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Race & ethnicity

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/27/2022

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Data
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.