World Rhino Day was first declared by the WWF-South Africa in 2010. The following year, World Rhinoceros Day became an international success, involving African and Asian rhinoceros species, thanks to the efforts of two consistent women
It all started with an email: In mid-2011, Lisa Jane Campbell of the Chishkwe Ranch in Zimbabwe was already planning World Rhino Day. She searched online for ideas and potential collaborators and found Risha’s blog. Lisa Jane sent an email to Rishma, and the two discovered that they shared a common goal of celebrating the World Rhinoceros for five species of rhinoceros. In the following months, they worked together to make World Rhinoceros 2011 a success internationally, both online and offline.