Black Rhinoceros

Working to strengthen security measures to protect rhino in Africa.

Rhinos are under extreme threat due to illegal poaching to source rhino horn. Wildlife Warriors with Australia Zoo supports rhino conservation in partnership with Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya, Africa (OPC). OPC is the home of over 100 highly endangered black rhino and white rhino making it the single largest population of eastern black rhinos left in the world. Wildlife Warriors works to strengthen security measures to protect these rhinos.

Wildlife Warriors and Fauna and Flora International assist in funding protection for black rhinos and other species living in Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya. Poaching remains a huge threat to wildlife in Africa and therefore various strategies have been developed with the help of Wildlife Warriors and FFI to prevent the brutal trade. Prevention and monitoring strategies include the use of tracker dogs, light surveillance planes, armed anti-poaching patrols, community networking and electric security fences. In addition to these programs, all rhinos are monitored through individual radio transmitters in their horns and research is actively carried out to determine the best ways to maintain the diversity of species and habitats within the conservancy and greater rhino habitat.

OPC is now the largest black rhino sanctuary in east Africa and will soon be able to provide a supply of surplus rhinos to other sanctuaries and protection zones making Wildlife Warriors' support crucial to the survival of this magnificent species.