Shared Universe Foundation is a South African registered non-profit foundation. (157-334 NPO)

The vision of the Foundation includes the advancing of research, education and conservation in regard of Rhinoceros and other endangered species, along with the provision of strategic support for biodiversity conservation programs and projects. The emphasis shall be on protection and conservation of rhinoceros and other endangered species as well as increasing conservation awareness amongst the people of South Africa and abroad.

The principal objects of the Foundation shall be:

  • The protection and conservation of rhinoceros and other endangered species in South Africa
  • Research and education in regard of rhinoceros and other endangered species in South Africa
  • The protection and conservation of other endangered species in South
Africa as well as research and education in regard of such endangered species
  • Maintain the Shared Universe Conservation Fund into which donations from corporations and private individuals shall be paid and invested

The ancillary objects of the Foundation shall be to:

  • Maintain a high standard of biodiversity conservation
  • Promote sustainable use of wildlife resources
  • Maintain the integrity of conservation areas both within and outside formal protected areas, in terms of biodiversity and cultural heritage
  • Support conservation based community development projects
  • Foster increased conservation awareness amongst the people of Southern Africa
  • Render services to the cause of biodiversity conservation and conservationists with the object of enhancing the standards of biodiversity conservation best practice
  • Support and facilitate the conservation, rehabilitation or protection of the natural environment, including flora, fauna or the biosphere
  • Provide facilities for the study and enjoyment of biodiversity conservation for the benefit of the general public

The trustees are:

  • Tara Lal - Executive Trustee
  • James Hill - Executive Trustee
  • Toine Knipping - Executive Trustee
  • Rudi Viljoen - Executive Trustee