The following article by Tiara Walters was printed in the Sunday Times at the beginning of April 2012. It raises awareness about bogus fundraisers trying to cash in on the poaching crisis. Please note that the list of responsible fundraisers is not 100% complete, but offers a good general overview of organisations that can be trusted:
ARTICLE: The public needs to be aware of bogus fundraisers cashing in on South Africa's poaching crisis.
South Africa's rhino-poaching crisis is horrifying, not only for its scale, but for the brutal and seemingly uncontrollable slaughter of one of our most iconic species. And now, SA's major conservation agencies warn, fraudsters are out to exploit this situation for their own profit.
"We recently counted 240 new organisations raising money for rhinos. Nobody has ever heard of them, so who knows what they're doing?" says Kirsty Brebner, Rhino Project manager at the Endangered Wildlife Trust, whose website notes that 135 rhinos have already been poached this year.