Save the Rhino International

Saving Zimbabwe’s endangered black rhinos

To create long-term land security for people and wildlife. This means communities aren’t competing for resources with rhinos but instead benefit from living alongside them. As their livelihoods are protected, they too will have a stake in protecting black rhinos and other wildlife.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 29 November 2016 to 12:01 PM, 6 December 2016

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1035072)

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Campaign target

£8,400

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    Category

  • AnimalsAnimals
  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation

    Helping

Location

Situation

The habitat managed by the Lowveld Rhino Trust is home to one of Africa’s most important black rhino populations. But since 2008, poaching on the continent has increased by 9,000%, fuelled by demand for rhino horn from South East Asia, including China and Vietnam. Organised crime syndicates are responsible for escalating poaching. Communities are often desperate for increased security, and many rangers are heavily armed to defend themselves against poachers; facing the threat of armed contact.

Solution

Communities will manage land sustainably – preventing habitat loss, overgrazing, and competition with wild animals through a comprehensive education programme aimed at all sections of the community. This will increase land security – as people and animals come into less competition over natural resources – and help to reduce local conflict and unplanned farming created by the national Land Reform Policy in 2000.