ADVISING ON THE BEST RHINO MANAGEMENT

The Botswana government is committed to the country becoming a haven for black and white rhinos – a  ‘sanctuary’ from poaching that will give the species a real chance of survival in Africa.

Accurate and effective data collection, collation and communication is essential to the long-term management of Botswana’s rhinos.  By training, equipping and deploying highly trained rhino monitoring teams, RCB – in association with the government’s Department of Wildlife and National Parks – will secure the highest quality information to help inform and support decision-makers and rhino managers, both national and international.

In his role as national rhino co-ordinator, Map works closely with the Government and the Botswana Rhino Management Committee. He also maintains the national database and represents Botswana on the Southern African Development Community Rhino Management Group (SADC RMG) and the IUCN’s African Rhino Specialist Group.

Map is also the vice-chair of the new Tlhokomela Botswana Endangered Wildlife Trust, which has been set up to ensure Botswana continues to provide a safe environment for, and sustainable protection of, critically endangered wildlife species, such as rhinos.

Our goal is to produce accurate records and reports that will ensure the right decisions are made for rhinos – and that their effective conservation is ensured forever.”
— Map Ives
 

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