Reintroducing Black Rhinos to Loisaba Conservancy

Reintroducing Black Rhinos to Loisaba Conservancy

Markus Hofmeyr
Grantee Loisaba Community Trust
Type Protected Area Management
Location Loisaba Conservancy, Kenya
Species Black Rhino
Grant Amount $50,000
Duration 1 year

The black rhino is listed as Critically Endangered by the IUCN, with fewer than 5,000 individuals remaining worldwide. With 850 black rhinos, Kenya remains the stronghold of the Eastern black rhino subspecies. The RRF gave Loisaba Community Trust funding to reintroduce a founder population of eastern black rhinos into a fenced sanctuary, with the eventual goal of having a free-ranging population within the conservancy.