Annual Darting and Immobilization for routine dehorning and ear-notching to aid monitoring and protection strategies

Annual Darting and Immobilization for routine dehorning and ear-notching to aid monitoring and protection strategies

(c) Susan McConnell
Grantee Dambari Wildlife Trust
Type Protected Area Management
Location Matobo National Park, Zimbabwe
Species Black and White Rhino
Grant Amount $20,000
Duration 1 month

Rhino management operations in Matobo National Park, Zimbabwe aim to ear-notch all rhinos before they leave their mothers for individual identification, and dehorn all rhinos every two years to reduce poaching risk. These operations, with support from the RRF, will help to safeguard rhinos, enable Dambari Wildlife Trust to track their individual growth and development, and assist in accurately measuring population growth against the 5% annual growth target.