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Rhino conservation activities in Namibia


Titre : Rhino conservation activities in Namibia

Pays/Région : Namibie

Durée : 01/04/2017 - 30/09/2018

The project aimed at supporting the Ministry of Environment and Tourism in securing and managing funds, targeted toward rhino conservation. Namibia has experienced a sharp increase in rhino poaching since 2014, and due to this increase in rhino poaching, MET embarked on a dehorning campaign in August 2014, whereby all major rhino populations are being dehorned biannually.

In conjunction with dehorning, all rhinos were notched, microchipped and DNA profiled. In addition, there was also an urgent need to translocate rhinos between populations, out of high-risk areas, and focused on establishing new populations.

Partenaires  : MET

Financement : WWF, Protect African Rhinos

Namibia Nature Foundation

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