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OUR CONSERVATION EFFORT

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Since 2010, Kwandwe have darted and notched

33 Black Rhinos 

78 White Rhinos 

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Since 2000,

37 Rangers trained & employed.

2006

6 Black Rhino were introduced

2017,

a further 6 animals were acquired. 

There is now a thriving population of black rhino on Kwandwe in almost ideal habitat.

Kwandwe continues to be a source of rhino for other properties around South Africa.

Achievements

33 black rhinos and 78 white rhinos darted and notched by Kwandwe Since 2010

37 rangers were trained and employed since 2000

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33 black rhinos and 78 white rhinos darted and notched by Kwandwe Since 2010

In 2000 6 of black rhino were introduced to Kwandwe. In 2017 a further 6 animals were acquired. There is now a thriving population of black rhino on Kwandwe in almost ideal habitat.

Kwandwe continues to be a source of rhino for other properties around South Africa.

Wildlife Protection

Kwandwe maintains a large team of Game Rangers and Scouts, providing 24-hour surveillance.

Anti-poaching teams put their bodies and their lives on the line tracking and confronting poachers.

 

We are committed to the safety of our rangers and to making sure that they have what they need to continue to protect our precious wildlife.

The hidden costs of counter poaching and wildlife protection is the enormous effort and funding that is required to run effective intelligence networks. While rhino are the focus of our attention, the threat to lions, for their bones, teeth and claws, and elephants, for their ivory, is a risk we continually consider.

Help us to ensure they have the kit they need [link to Get Involved]

Research and monitoring

Our monitoring team is constantly traversing looking for each individual rhino on our property. This is all done by vehicle and on foot, with some help of trail cameras. This dedicated duo of Bulelani Ngcani and Gibson Loteni can recognise individual rhino from a great distance. Our in-house helicopter assists greatly with this from time to time. We continually search for technology that will assist our teams in the monitoring process.

(PHOTO here of Bulelani and Gibson).

Funding priorities

Infographic - What it takes to protect a rhino

 

Anti-poaching unit – salaries, training, vehicles, fuel, dogs, food, radios, firearms, uniform, bags, radios, torches, binoculars, etc…

 

Monitoring – salaries, helicopter surveillance, equipment, vehicle, fuel, etc.

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