Over the last five years, poaching rates have increased dramatically, with the number of animals killed for their horn, rising exponentially each year. South Africa, which is home to 80% of the surviving rhinoceros populations in the world, is at the frontline of the poaching crisis. Current estimates put the South African rhinoceros populations, both black and white, at a combined figure of around 22,000 animals. But despite the best efforts by Government, NGOs and conservation agencies, a record 1,004 rhinos were killed in 2013.
Through the Orphaned Rhino Support Project, a team of wildlife veterinarians and their support staff in Kruger National Park (KNP) and adjacent areas of the Greater Limpopo Transfrontier Parks (GLTP) in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Mozambique were equipped with essential field equipment, aerial support and additional manpower to rapidly provide medical treatment to wounded rhino and rescue orphaned rhino.
Partnered in JULY 2013
Orphaned Rhino Support Project.