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Cyclist Wayne Bolton, 51, has decided to put power to the pedal by embarking on a 2000 km cycle to save the rhinos. What out for OLLI – the big fibreglass rhino may be coming to your town next. Wayne set off from Kragga Kamma Game Reserve in Nelson Mandela Bay on July 1 and hopes […]

Ten years after the disappearance of the black rhino species in Rwanda, they are being reintroduced back into the country. Around twenty of the rhino are being flown in from South Africa to make their new home in the African Parks in Rwanda. Many are excited to welcome back the Eastern black rhino, who used […]

According to media reports, poaching of rhinos in Southern Africa has become a huge problematic concern over the past few years! However, there are organisations and people who dedicate their time, working tirelessly in the field to try and fight the war against poaching. Founder of Rhinoprotect, Damien Vergnaud, have made it his life’s mission […]

Inverdoorn Game Reserve and Iziba Safari Lodge is a conservation stronghold. Since 2001 they have been running a successful cheetah rehabilitation and breeding centre known as the Western Cape Cheetah Conservation (WCCC). In 2011 RhinoProtect was founded in an effort to curb rhino poaching with the implementation of a special horn treatment. The rhino specie […]

According to Edna Molewa, Environmental Affairs Minister, rhino poaching in South Africa is on the decline while other wildlife, such as elephants have shown an increase in 2016. Between the period of January to the 31st August, there have been a total of 458 poached rhino carcasses. These have been found in the Kruger Park, […]

Conservation is at the heart of everything Inverdoorn and Rhinoprotect does! In 2011 the team founded another wildlife initiative, called RhinoProtect. After neighbouring game reserves’ rhinos were attacked by poachers, the team knew something drastic had to be done to protect their rhinos. Consequently, a revolutionary treatment was developed which would be injected into the […]

On the 22nd September is World Rhino Day! This is the day to remind everyone why rhinos are important, to ourselves and the environment!   Why Rhinos matter? Rhinos are vital for the environment! Rhinos assist in maintaining the natural balance within the ecosystem and surrounding habitats. By assisting in germinating of seeds of the […]

Drones can be operated either autonomously based on a pre-program flight plan or by the use of a remote control. Unmanned aerial vehicles called drones are being deployed in Africa for various missions. Drones are still mostly found in the military and special operation applications, yet UAVs are increasing and are used in civil as well […]

Monitoring plays an extremely important part in rhino conservation. By tracking habitat norms, wildlife movement as well as population dynamics. Data and new innovative technologies are making this project more effective than ever. The information of the rhino population that is being kept under close demographic surveillance, therefore any poaching will be detected. This serves […]

Throwing endangered animals into a freezer does not appear to be the most hopeful way forward for conservationists and researchers, yet the cryogenic freezing could reap big rewards for conservation in future. According to news report, The Ambrose Monell Cryo Collection – AMCC. This is a selection of the American Museum of Natural History, which […]