Calves are purchased with donations and are looked after by farmers.
The farmers are paid to take care and raise the cattle to their market size.
Once fully grown, the cattle are then sold at a livestock auction, where the proceeds are sent to Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya.
Ol Pejeta will use the proceeds to fund the Rhino Guards from the sale of the cattle.
The funds help supplement the low pay that the Rhino Guards receive and raises their profile in their communities.
Of the five species of Rhino, one has under 60 left in total, and another has an unkown amount (likely less than 20).
Rhino Guardians only earn around $4 a day and risk their lives daily.
Poaching is escalating. At least one rhino per day is poached in South Africa alone.
Recent extinctions include the Vietnamese Javan Rhino, the Western Black Rhino, and the Northern White Rhino (2 are left in captivity Ol Pejeta Conservancy).
CFW was founded and launched in Australia by Mark Prichard in 2012. It's pilot projects have been to supplement and support the Ol Pejeta programs of conservation and community benefit and engagement.
Mark is a teacher with a passion for the environment, wildlife conservation, and education. Mark is being assisted by farmers Gerard Noonan and Bill Shoobridge, educators Scott Cure, Lee-Anne Riddell, Annette Psreskis and Andrew Colrain, conservationists Alex Langley and Nial Doran, photographer Steven Mihalenko and writer Bernard Lloyd. CFW works closely with the Ol Pejeta team.
I don't want to have the following conversation with my grandchildren;
If this happens to be the case it will be to our lasting shame.
These animals are not necessarily doomed. There is a faint light at the end of the tunnel.
But we need to act, and the time to act is now.