Credit: Lewa Wildlife Conservancy
An important part of our work is to encourage the exchange of information and expertise between rhino conservation specialists, state agencies and NGOs. We share information and help link experts together. This means people working at the front-line of conservation benefit from the best skills possible.
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or the African Rhino Specialist Group, is the go-to scientific body for rhino conservation and population statistics
At the forefront of this is our work with the African Rhino Specialist Group, the go-to body of scientific and policy experts, who advise CITES and governments across the globe on how to best protect rhinos.
We are also committed to building the skills and capabilities of the field staff we work with through training and mentoring, or funding improved equipment and software so that they can do the best job possible, whilst maintaining high morale.
We want to see people on the ground, policy-makers, researchers and fundraisers working together towards a common goal. That’s why we’re actively linking people up so that we can all learn from each other.
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Where we work
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Stories from our work
Crime management training
It is of utmost importance that the rangers on the ground are trained in tactics to effectively carry out investigations and prosecutions in the wildlife sector. In 2017, we helped fund a 10-day informant and crime-management training course in East Africa. Participants learnt the skills necessary to confidently manage criminal informants in a safe, productive and legal manner.
Working Dog Workshop 2018
Dog squads have sprung up across African countries as an effective tool in fighting rhino poaching. Dogs can be trained to apprehend criminals and help detect illegally smuggled rhino horn. In 2018, we funded and organised a workshop bringing together people from 13 African countries to share their knowledge in using dogs to protect wildlife.
The African Rhino Specialist Group
A key part of our work to save rhinos is our relationship with the African Rhino Specialist Group: the go-to body of scientific and policy experts. An important part of the Group's job is to understand the challenges facing rhinos and the best tools to counter these threats. The Group enables conservationists to work together towards a common goal.