Scaling Namibia's Conservancy Rhino Ranger Incentive Program

Grantee Save the Rhino Trust Namibia
Type Protected Area Management
Location Nyae Nyae Conservancy, Namibia
Species Black and White Rhino
Grant Amount $49,595
Duration 1 year

The ability of rangers to track rhinos in Namibia’s vast desert is constantly tested by the harsh environment. They track a vast area of more than 9,653 sq. miles that doesn't have national park status, fences, or control over who enters and exits. Their work is essential to the survival of both black and white rhinos in Namibia. The Rhino Recovery Fund awarded Save the Rhino Trust Namibia a second grant to secure performance payments for rangers, as well as to introduce the ranger program in Nyae Nyae Conservancy. This community conservancy, the first in Namibia to receive white rhinos, is a conservation area that belongs to the communities who act as the custodians of the land.