PRESERVING OUR HERITAGE
In 2013 the Rhino Protection Initiative aimed to confine the few remaining Matobo Rhino in a protected zone with high anti-poaching presence, dehorn all rhino and surround the area with a community which receives direct benefit from tourism involving the rhino.
Rhinos are popular for their horns which have unfortunately led to their demise. The horns, targeted by poachers, have caused rhinos the world over to face extinction.Protecting rhinos is a mixture of love and cruelty. This threat has led to the introduction of dehorning. Dehorning started in Zimbabwe as an experimental operation in 1991 with […]
Government and conservation stakeholders have embarked on a $1 million de-horning programme for Zimbabwe’s rhinos, in a bid to enhance the security of the endangered species.