Save the Rhino International

Chyulu Hills Game Scout and Rhino programme, Kenya

The Chyulu Hills is part of the larger Tsavo ecosystem and its Game scouts work to; protect this important area, its rare black rhino population, wildlife and works to resolve human-wildlife conflict and ensuring equitable share of water sources between wildlife and people.

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It ran from 6:39 PM, 9 June 2014 to 8:56 PM, 25 June 2015

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  • AnimalsAnimals
  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation

    Helping

Location

Situation

The Chyulu Hills acts as a crucial water catchment area for wildlife, livestock and neighboring communities, and provides shelter and food for a high concentration and diversity of wildlife. The Chyulu Hills’ rhino population is one of the last potentially viable unfenced populations of D. b. michaeli in Kenya and the population range stretches from Chyulu Hills National Park, onto land owned cooperatively by a Maasai community.

Solution

The Maasailand Preservation Trust employs 65 local men as Game Scouts, who work to: combat poaching activities, protect the rare black rhino population, resolve human-wildlife conflict, keep river systems flowing and ensure equitable share of water sources between wildlife and people, provide general security, including anti-stock theft and protection of the indigenous forests, facilitate operation of the Predator Compensation Fund (PCF) and rescue people and wildlife in distress.