Project Thorn shares information about rhino poaching in South Africa. The site will initially be used to promote and document a specific fundraising initiative to reinstate a horse patrol at iMfolozi. Later it will expand to have a line of products for purchase with proceeds benefiting Rhino conservation.

Meet the Project Thorn Team

Karrie Hovey is a visual artist working in the San Francisco Bay Area. She will be working in conjunction with the South African non-profits 12 Hours and RhinoArt to bring horses back to patrol in the Makhamisa Outpost at Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park located in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. She will be heading up the documentation, art, and outreach components of the Hornucoppia project.  Karrie’s full bio

Ali Ivmark is an Experience Design Director with a passion for design, technology and human-centered impact. Ali recently return from Stockholm to the Bay Area where she became involved with ProjectThorn. Full bio will be available shortly.

Ruth MacKay-Shea recently concluded a career at San Francisco State University working in both the colleges of Science and Fine Art. Her lifelong wanderlust has taken Ruth around the world and a love of pachyderms brought her to volunteer for the ProjectThorn team. Ruth’s full bio and photography

Charles Merrill is a technologist, cyclist and wildlife advocate who lives in Northern California. He is working with ProjectThorn on the Hornucoppia project to reinstate horse mounted anti-poaching patrols at Makhamisa Outpost at Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park located in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. He will be assisting with research, outreach and fund raising. Charles’s full bio

Jill Shoemaker is a semi-retired business executive, outdoor enthusiast and global traveler.  She has traveled extensively for business, adventure and culture across several continents, including Africa.  Jill has joined Project Thorn because of her love for the wildlife of Africa, and because she appreciates a well-targeted project that can make a difference. Jill’s full bio

Project Thorn is researching the viability of establishing a 501c3 for future fundraising efforts. In the meantime we are partnering with our fiscal sponsor Green Planet Films to accept tax deductible donations.

Or donations can be made directly to Project Thorn, 237 C Summit Ave., Mill Valley, CA 94941

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