The SOUTH AFRICAN CONSERVATION FUND is the Thula Thula registered Non-Profit Organisation, founded by Françoise Malby-Anthony, Managing Director of Thula Thula Private Game Reserve and widow of well-known conservationist, explorer and international bestselling author Lawrence Anthony.
In March 2012, Thabo, who was three years old at the time, was shot and wounded by ruthless poachers who entered the Thula Thula Private Game Reserve to poach our rhino for their horns.
This resulted in the establishment of the Thula Thula Rhino Fund in 2012, which raised funds for the protection and preservation of the rhino population within the Thula Thula Private Game Reserve. Funding goes towards supplying much-needed equipment for counter-poaching activities, for crucial conservation initiatives and to ensure the on-going protection and survival of our rhinos, but also all our endangered species.
The Thula Thula rhino fund was incorporated in 2016 within the SACF which now groups all our conservation projects at Thula Thula.