Barberton Reserve Security Expansion

Grantee Care for Wild Rhino Sanctuary NPC
Type Protected Area Management
Location South Africa
Species Black and White Rhino
Grant Amount $70,000
Duration 1 year

Over the last decade, around 8,900 African rhinos have been lost to poaching and are still being poached at a rate of two per day. Care for Wild Rhino Sanctuary has multi-disciplinary teams involved in the rescue and rehabilitation of rhinos orphaned by poaching. The RRF provided emergency funding to expand Care for Wild Rhino Sanctuary’s reserve into a 4,570 acre protected area with a six-member Anti-Poaching Unit. This expansion will allow a crush of rhinos to be released into the newly protected area, as well as provide additional secured land to black rhino habitat.