🔥 /r/NatureIsFuckingLit just hit 1,000,000 subscribers! The charity this community voted to support is the IAPF. So let's raise $15,000 for the International Anti-Poaching Foundation in honor of Sudan, the last male Northern White Rhino, who died last month. (Info on how to donate in the comments.)

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16 Apr 2018 22:49 - +650
Sudan was the last male Northern White Rhino, leaving behind only two females remaining in the subspecies. In this gif there's Sudan, the last male Northern White Rhino, and Ringo, a baby Southern White Rhino. The northern white rhino was poached into extinction and the International Anti-Poaching Foundation exists to fight back for other critically endangered species. They protect heavily poached species like elephants, rhinos, and giraffes in nature preserves all across Africa. The **International Anti-Poaching Foundation** was nominated by /u/MaiaNyx in [this thread](https://www.reddit.com/r/NatureIsFuckingLit/comments/8aa251/four_months_ago_we_raised_10000_for_a_wildlife/). They primarily train and supply rangers that protect animals from poaching (and do so for the last two surviving female Northern White Rhinos). Look how badass a **rhino with a security detail** looks: https://i.imgur.com/jD8ZTGe.png Anti-poaching is only a part of their conservation solution. The IAPF works alongside partners who specialize in community engagement and development, research and development, wildlife rescue and biodiversity management. The population of **critically endangered** black rhino under IAPF’s has increased by **133%** since 2010. --- Some of their current projects include: Guarding the [Greater Lebombo Conservancy](https://i.imgur.com/kxd31Ww.png), the most critical piece of land for rhino conservation. It stands between the **worlds highest concentrations of rhino** in Kruger National Park and the **world’s highest concentration of rhino poachers**; Mozambique. It is key to the protection of up to 40% of the world’s remaining rhino. Training the **Akashinga**, ["The Brave Ones"](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbY9MImrJtw), the all-female anti-poaching unit employing marginalized women from rural communities; educating and training them to be rangers and biodiversity managers protecting large landscapes and cutting off access for poachers into one of Africa’s largest remaining elephant populations. --- Our donations will help to train, equip and support the rangers who **risk their lives** every day to protect endangered species. Truly keeping nature lit. 🔥🔥🔥 #To Donate: https://www.crowdrise.com/natureisfuckinglit-for-iapf
16 Apr 2018 22:52 - +355
Alright. Did my part. Poor pointy headed bastard. 😕
16 Apr 2018 23:07 - +228
I watched Planet Earth 2 and everything seemed so fake to me, like amazing cgi, that's when I realized I'm so sheltered from real life that it's hard for me to believe that all all these creatures and plants and formations found in nature are real. It's so sad that the earth is so beautiful and yet most of us never really get the chance to go out and experience it first hand... At least I have this sub to fill me in until I get enough money to venture out and see some of this stuff in person! Thanks r/natureisfuckinglit
16 Apr 2018 22:53 - +96
Proud to say I am part of that 1 million ;)
16 Apr 2018 22:45 - +51
n a t u r e i s f u c k i n g l i t f a m
16 Apr 2018 23:32 - +49
Y'all. Seriously. This brings me an incredible amount of joy. The IAPF are really incredible. Thank you all so much for taking some time to look at their work and making their job noticed. They're one of the front lines to preserving the 🔥🔥🔥 All the charities nominated do wonderful work and I'm so glad to know more about them. So many thanks to everyone in this community.
16 Apr 2018 22:48 - +23
Let's hope other animals don't suffer the fate of the White Rhino
16 Apr 2018 22:51 - +16
1 million! Congratulations everybody!! Lets raise all the money for anti-poaching
16 Apr 2018 23:16 - +13
I wish I had extra money to donate, do you think they take applebee’s gift cards? In all seriousness, this is super cool, thank you to those of you who donated, this goes to show that humans can be fucking lit too
16 Apr 2018 23:18 - +13
Donated. Great idea.
16 Apr 2018 23:07 - +12
Done! Nature is fucking lit, we gotta make sure it stays that way 🔥
16 Apr 2018 23:11 - +11
To the front page!
16 Apr 2018 23:46 - +9
Donated! Stay lit nature!
17 Apr 2018 00:25 - +7
This subreddits insistence that the fire emoji should be pronounced lit is the only thing I dislike about it
17 Apr 2018 00:54 - +7
Serious question Would they not have been able to capture him before he died and extracted sperm from him to keep the species going after his passing?
17 Apr 2018 00:23 - +7
This is a lovely campaign! Donated what I could afford. Here's to reaching the goal.🦏
16 Apr 2018 23:54 - +7
I donated what I could! Love this subreddit
17 Apr 2018 01:07 - +7
How come I'm not able to donate under $10? That seems like a bad rule
17 Apr 2018 00:34 - +6
This is a conversation charity with a tangible, quantifiable impact on nature. When humans disrupt another species, it's our duty to reduce and reverse that as much as possible. This sub is amazing and reminds me every day how incredible our world is. Thank you for doing this!
16 Apr 2018 23:29 - +6
Had to go give something.. poor Rhino :/
17 Apr 2018 00:12 - +5
Not asking to be rude, but genuinely wondering. What does donations do if the last white rhino ready passed?
17 Apr 2018 00:25 - +5
That's like $0.015 per subscriber!
16 Apr 2018 22:52 - +5
16 Apr 2018 23:58 - +3
Great cause and great sub. Happy to support both.
16 Apr 2018 23:17 - +3
We did good guys, now let's keep it going and make a difference!
17 Apr 2018 01:25 - +3
There any reason why poachers aren’t shoot on sight?
17 Apr 2018 03:36 - +3
I suppose I can donate to more than pug resues this year. Donated.
17 Apr 2018 00:33 - +3
Done. Always a pleasure being part of these campaigns!
17 Apr 2018 00:38 - +2
I donated. Rhinos are the best.
16 Apr 2018 23:08 - +2
If I could I'd join one of those anti poaching squads where their orders are to shoot on sight
17 Apr 2018 01:10 - +2
I just love this sub so much for not only the awesome gifs, but for doing charity drives like this. Donated!
17 Apr 2018 00:35 - +2
Donated, thank you very much for bringing awareness.
16 Apr 2018 23:58 - +2
Damn Rhinos tugging at my heartstrings. Donated.
17 Apr 2018 01:03 - +2
Love the cause, nobody wants these incredible animals to go extinct. To be clear tho didn’t that rhino have like three lady rhinos thrown at him and he refused to get down with any of em? My guy had some serious standards
17 Apr 2018 00:05 - +2
Done! Thanks for organizing and congrats to the community on 1,000,000!
17 Apr 2018 02:20 - +2
What's up with the minimum of $10? I give 2-5$ without thought to things, having a $10 minimum is weird.
17 Apr 2018 02:29 - +2
I unsubbed.
17 Apr 2018 01:18 - +1
Think you need to update the mod post soon!!! Well over $4,000!!!!!
17 Apr 2018 00:56 - +1
Do the Northern White Rhino's just die out now or what?
17 Apr 2018 01:51 - +1
Hopefully they pulled the sperm in time for future insemination
17 Apr 2018 01:48 - +1
Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo stay smalllllllll!!! This is where I dominate my friends and family with the best Gif’s. I love this sub.
17 Apr 2018 01:53 - +1
17 Apr 2018 01:01 - +1
The best way to help these nations sustainably manage conservation in their wilderness areas is to encourage the model that has worked so well in some countries there. The reason why poaching is so bad is that many countries are so poor they cannot afford to hire/train/equip an adequate number of game wardens to stop poachers. Legal hunting (of non-endangered species!) may at first blush seem to some as some kind of "exploitation by westerners" or whatever, but the reality is that it gives these countries the funds they need to save endangered species. A number of countries are banning hunting altogether. And they tend to struggle to stop poaching. Sometimes the solution is not intuitive.
17 Apr 2018 01:42 - +1
17 Apr 2018 01:32 - +1
I’ll be donating as soon as I get back from taking the kids to the dentist!
16 Apr 2018 22:41 - +1
#[To donate visit here. 🔥](https://www.crowdrise.com/natureisfuckinglit-for-iapf) We've reached **$11,030!** 73% of the way from 311 people in 7 hours! I've donated $100 like I do every time. Match me! 🔥🔥🔥 (Those who donate with their username on the donation can reply here to get a special "Donor" user flair!) **Top donation so far is $500 from 5yrLurker.** That's fucking lit. 🔥
17 Apr 2018 00:53 - +1
I donated. What a great cause! It saddens me that some humans can't see beyond their short existence. We should preserve and protect the other inhabitants of this planet.
16 Apr 2018 23:29 - +1
Dang this sub has grown in the last couple of months. I remember when it was below 100,000 subs. Keep Nature 🔥!
17 Apr 2018 00:57 - +1
16 Apr 2018 23:29 - +1
Maybe this is a stupid question but is there anyway to artificially inseminate the remaining female? Like did they collect any specimens from Sudan or other Northern White Rhinos?
17 Apr 2018 01:14 - +1
I always think I’m broke until an opportunity to donate to an animal-centric charity comes up. Only then do I manage to find a few nickels and dimes I’ve squirreled away, and I’m happy to help.
16 Apr 2018 23:39 - +1
17 Apr 2018 01:26 - +1
16 Apr 2018 23:57 - +1
So does this mean that, once the two surviving females die, this species will be extinct?
17 Apr 2018 01:36 - +1
Amazing, I love Rhinos.🦏 👏
17 Apr 2018 00:10 - +1
Donated and shared, I hope you reach the goal soon.
17 Apr 2018 00:49 - +1
So is the white rhino completely extinct now?
17 Apr 2018 00:12 - +1
My favorite Reddit sub for this very reason. Great mods/community and cause. Happy to be part of the fundraiser for a second time!
17 Apr 2018 00:54 - +1
Donated and matched!
17 Apr 2018 00:15 - +1
17 Apr 2018 00:57 - +1
Can they just shoot and kill poachers? I mean fuck them since everyone hates them
17 Apr 2018 00:25 - +1
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17 Apr 2018 01:00 - +1
Always happy to give $100 towards conservation efforts.
17 Apr 2018 00:29 - +1
[Charity Navigator page for the IAPF](https://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.profile&ein=320408734) Edit, [Great Non Profits page for the IAPF](https://greatnonprofits.org/org/international-anti-poaching-foundation-iapf)
17 Apr 2018 01:02 - +1
Raise money for me. A broke white male human. Plese don't.
17 Apr 2018 00:30 - +1
Sounds like they're not doing a great job.
17 Apr 2018 01:17 - +1
17 Apr 2018 00:33 - +1
Did my part. Happy to be part of this community, let’s give some back! Thanks for doing this OP!
17 Apr 2018 01:23 - +1
Does this mean that the species is extinct?
17 Apr 2018 00:33 - +1
I want to fight head to head with Rhino in lasvegas mggrand anybody wanna bet?
17 Apr 2018 01:31 - +1
Did researchers at least collect sperm samples from the male to impregnate the remaining female white rhinos?
17 Apr 2018 00:36 - +1
17 Apr 2018 01:33 - +1
the little ones have to grow up and learn how to rhino
17 Apr 2018 00:39 - +1
I know it doesn't make much sense if poachers will just re-eliminate the species, but nevertheless: does anyone know if we at least have enough genetic material to clone the species back into existence if we get the chance? If there are ever good habitats with little poaching or something like that?
17 Apr 2018 01:37 - +1
Honestly asking, did they take semen samples before he died?
16 Apr 2018 22:56 - +1
Shame they waited until it was too late to do anything at all. I guess that’s what you get when your government is too corrupt to care about wildlife.
17 Apr 2018 01:43 - +1
My friend Mark Halliday from Australia just self funded a documentary about rhino poaching. If you are interested in this sort of thing you should definitely check it out. https://www.vestigemovie.com
16 Apr 2018 23:08 - +1
Is this going to be pinned?
17 Apr 2018 01:48 - +1
I've never participated in any reddit community, but I thought this charity would be a good thing to donate to, so I donated what I could :)
16 Apr 2018 23:14 - +1
Fuck yeah! I didn't even realize there was a vote but I'm always trying to get people to donate to the IAPF.
17 Apr 2018 01:51 - +1
I didn't find the organization on charitynavigator, do you know the percentage of the donation that actually gets put into projects? Money wasted on administrative expenses is always my biggest concern with smaller charities...
16 Apr 2018 23:18 - +1
17 Apr 2018 01:55 - +1
Why didn't they breed them in captivity to repopulate them?
16 Apr 2018 23:25 - +1
Guys, i was watching a Brazilian news channel, and apparently theres a male white rhyno in a zoo over there, though the news could be wrong, im completely sure they said it was a male white rhyno

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