Supporting activities

Training

Save the Rhino Trust conducts many training courses for the field and tracking staff. This tracker training increases the effectiveness of the project, involves the community, and improves the tourism potential of the area. The trackers actively contribute to the national rhino database through the information they collect. This information is critical at a government decision making level.

Education

SRT offers presentations on the black rhino and the work of the Trust to schools, community groups and the public from time to time.

Community

As part of its Community Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) objectives, the Ministry of Environment and Tourism empowers communities to achieve a return from their wildlife resources. Groups of people living on communal lands can apply to the MET to register as a conservancy. In return, conservancies receive greater responsibility and rights for wildlife that roam of their land. Financial gains from sustainably managed wildlife can be channelled back into the community or towards individual household needs. Such a collaborative approach benefits the local communities as people's opinions are taken into account and they become custodians of the wild rhino on their own land.