Saving the Survivors was founded by Dr Johan Marais, a qualified veterinary surgeon, in 2012. The charity is dedicated to saving wild animals, which have been victims of poaching, habitat loss or other traumatic incidents that threatens their lives and their very existence.

Although the main focus for Saving the Survivors is rhinos that have survived, their dedicated team also work with other animals: the elephant, cheetah, lion, leopard, or African wild dog. They aim to maintain biodiversity through their work, whilst medically treating, rescuing and caring for endangered wildlife species.

“Our main two pillars at STS are first to maintain biodiversity by caring for and rescuing primarily threatened and endangered wildlife species, and secondly by conserving threatened and endangered species in Africa by developing and supporting conservation programmes and projects that threaten biodiversity.“ – Dr Johan Marais