Rhino Conservation Botswana
Across Africa, black and white rhinos are fighting for survival. Botswana could be their last haven and final hope. Rhino Conservation Botswana (RCB) is working with the Botswana government to keep these precious animals safe from extinction. And you can help!
Who is RCB?
RCB helps to increase and protect populations of black and white rhinos in Botswana through intensive monitoring and protection, with a long-term vision of securing wild rhino populations across Africa. We aim to:
· Support and protect a growing population of black
and white rhinos in the Okavango Delta.
· Protect and restore the rich biodiversity of
the Okavango Delta.
· Build perception of rhinos of one of Botswana’s
“national treasures” and engage local communities in
· Disseminate knowledge and best practice in rhino
management and monitoring across Africa.
To do this, we need your support.
What’s the Rhino Crisis?
Rhinos were once abundant throughout Africa and Asia, but since 2008 poaching has increased dramatically, pushing them close to extinction.
Poaching is driven by demand for rhino horn in East Asia, where it is used in traditional medicine. As a result, horn is one of the most valuable natural commodities on earth today, and is worth more than gold. Yet scientific studies have proved that rhino horn is made of keratin – the same as our fingernails – and has no medical properties.
Africa’s rhinos are in at a tipping point. More are being brutally killed than are being born and, if things go on as they are, they could go extinct by 2024.
How to Support/Help Lion GuardiansThe fight to save the rhino cannot be won alone. But with your support, we can make a difference and give Africa’s rhinos a brighter future. Donate to RCB, every penny makes a difference;
£28 - Will pay for 50kg of high protein browse pellets for feeding rhinos in bomas.
£70 - Will pay for five days’ field rations for our dedicated rhino monitoring officers.
£100 - Will pay for a digital camera for our monitoring officers to photograph rhinos in the field
£245 - Will pay for emergency veterinary costs to dart and treat an injured rhino.
£560- Will pay for a satellite phone to enable field teams to stay in touch during operations.
£1000 - Will pay for helicopter costs during a rhino darting operation.
£2,800 - Will pay for a rhino to be fitted with a tracking device so it can be monitored and protected.
£4,000 Will enable officers to have sufficient tracking equipment.
£12,000 will put one officer in the field for one year, including, salary, food, training, uniform etc
£35,000 will enable the building of a Boma to protect the new Rhino’s to the Okvango Delta. .
£40,000 will give RCB a new vehicle for the team of monitoring officers.
£60,000 will fund the cost of a new field base in the Okvango Delta
£350,000 will fund the cost of one light aircraft to track and monitor the Rhino’s.