World Rhino Day - 2017
Helping to protect the Black Rhino of Tsavo through support to wildlife conservation partners
The Black Rhinoceros Diceros bicornis, is one of four mammals in Kenya that is listed as critically endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
Black Rhino were once abundant in the Tsavo ecosystem, an ideal habitat suited for this browser that regulalry wallows and dustbathes.
Thanks to KWS and partners in conservation, Rhino security efforts in the Tsavo Conservation Area are succesfully protecting this magnificent species, with numbers on the increase. There is an ongoing partnership between Kenya Wildlife Service and the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) specifically related to rhino conservation activities within Tsavo West National Park – Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary (NRS) and the Intensive Protection Zone (IPZ).
Tsavo Trust is proud to carry out field technical support to the KWS/ZSL Rhino Impact Investment into the Tsavo Conservation Area rhino areas through many and varied activities, including regular arial recconnaisance flights with KWS personnel, and ground teams providing anti-poaching and monitoring support to our valued partners.