Rhino translocation

Rhino translocation

In the 1980's, most African and Asian rhino species/populations were on the brink of extinction, due to heavy poaching for the horn. The Foundation decided to contribute to an emergency operation in favour of the african black rhino (Diceros bicornis) in Southern Africa. A special all-terrain Mercedes truck was provided for the transport of tranquilized rhinos. Financial support was also provided to Zimbabwe's Department of National Parks and Wildlife Management for the darting of rhinos by helicopter. The objective was to capture the animals from international border areas and translocate them to heavily guarded areas in central Zimbabwe. with success although operations were nearly halted after the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Management's budgets were cut in 1990, following the CITES ivory trade ban. Two charter flights of French school children were taken in the field to observe operations, and witness the reality of the problem and the practical solutions.

 
 

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