Two rhinos
Image credit: Dave Hamman Photography
Project

Proactive Monitoring and Patrolling in the Kunene Region of Namibia

Duration
2012 - 2012
Location
Namibia
Species protected
South-western Black Rhinoceros Diceros bicornis bicornis

Project objectives

The main objective of this project is the immediate protection of the Diceros bicornis bicornis (a sub species of the Critically Endangered Black Rhino). This will also provide increased security of the wider habitat, of which the rhinos form an integral part.

Threaths

Poaching

Also, increased availability of monitoring data for research informs a greater understanding of Black Rhino behaviour and enables more efficient conservation practices to be developed in the future. Management data informs translocation plans, which help to prevent the rhino population reaching Ecological Carrying Capacity in its current range.

Sustainability of good human-wildlife relations is essential and will be ensured by involving communities, employing local staff and generating income from rhino-related tourism.

This project is implemented by Save the Rhino International.