GIVING rhinos A FUTURE IN BOTSWANA
We believe that rhinos must be preserved for future generations. They are a crucial part of the ecosystems that sustain our planet – and the human race. Their survival is inextricably linked to our own. That’s why we’re working hard to give them a future.
Rhino Conservation Botswana is already working with its partners, including the governments of Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe and tourism operators, to help reintroduce black and white rhinos to Botswana. But, over the next few years, we want to build the populations of rhinos living wild and free in the Okavango Delta until they are of international importance.
We hope this population will increase swiftly and, in time, the rhinos will populate new areas of northern Botswana. Long-term, we’d like to see our proud country supporting between 5,000 and 10,000 wild rhinos.
RCB has been entrusted by the Botswana government to monitor Botswana’s rhinos and ensure that they remain healthy and strong.
Ultimately, we hope that this population of rhinos will become one of the great hopes for the survival of the species.
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HOW WILL WE TURN THIS DREAM INTO A REALITY?
We have developed a world-class monitoring system to watch over and protect Botswana’s black and white rhinos after their release, to ensure their wellbeing and future breeding success.
Our highly trained and fully equipped rhino monitoring teams record detailed information about the rhinos on daily patrols. The data gathered helps us to understand the rhinos’ distribution, reproductive performance, mortality and home range use.
We share this valuable information with our partners at the Department of Wildlife and National Parks and other rhino owners and managers. We help them to make the right decisions to ensure optimal population growth, as both black and white rhinos recolonise parts of their former range.
TOGETHER, WE’RE STRONGER
RCB is fortunate to have many strong and passionate partners in our mission to bring rhinos at risk to the safety of Botswana.
Our conservation-minded President, Lieutenant General Seretse Khama Ian Khama, the Minister of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism, the Honourable Tshekedi Khama, and their government are committed to helping us protect them.
Together, we are ensuring a future for these precious animals.
OUR conservation partners & donors
Thank you to the many talented photographers who have kindly donated their images and footage to this website: Neil Aldridge, Dana Allen, Amelie Amilhau, Kai Collins, Caroline Culbert, Deon de Villiers, Michael Fitt, Alexei Hay, Charleson Kitso, Joe Laronga, Green Renaissance, Graham Simmonds, Steve Stockhall, Brendon Webber, Grant Woodrow