White Rhino
Image credit: Wildlands Conservation Trust

Strengthening the Somkhanda Black Rhino Reserve

2020 - 2021
South Africa
Species protected
Black Rhino Diceros bicornis
African Wild Dog Lycaon pictus
White Rhino Ceratotherium simum

Project objectives

  • Minimize the exposure risk of many threatened species caused by the COVID-19 pandemic;
  • Enable the Reserve’s Anti-Poaching Unit to take immediate and proactive action by providing them with cutting edge tracking technology;



  • Improve the reserve’s data-processing system.

This project is implemented by Wildlands Conservation Trust.

This project is part of the IUCN Save Our Species African Wildlife initiative, which is co-funded by the European Union.