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OUR CONSERVATION EFFORT

Since 2010, Kwandwe have darted and notched

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33 Black Rhinos 

78 White Rhinos 

 
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Since 2000, Kwandwe has trained & employed

37 Rangers

In 2006, Kwandwe introduced

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6 Black Rhino

In 2017, a further

6 animals were acquired. 

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

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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.

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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.

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.

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The hidden costs of counter poaching and wildlife protection are the enormous effort and funding that is required to run effective intelligence networks.

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Help us to ensure they have the kit they need

Get Involved
 

RESEARCH AND MONITORING 

Our monitoring team is constantly traversing looking for each individual rhino on our property.

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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.

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FUNDING PRIORITIES 

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Uniforms

$435 

per person

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Vehicles

$40 800

to $45 700

per vehicle

Salaries for Rhino Monitors and Guards

$2000

per employee

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Meals Ready to Eat Packs

$25

per pack per person

Dog Food & Veterinary Costs

$30

per month

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Batteries for Trail Cameras & Torches

$140

per month

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Thermal Night Vision Equipment

$3070 - $6670

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Bullet Proof Vests

$735

each

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Binoculars

$470

each

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Torches

$115

each

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Helicopter Surveillance

$400

per hour

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Training and Certification

$2000

per employee

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Dog Handler Training

$2000

per handler

Trained Dog

$4000

each

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Vehicle Fuel

 $4000

per month

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Combat Ready Bags for Guards

$135

each

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Radios

$500

each

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Trail Cameras

$600

each