Vision Africa Wildlife: Bringing people and wildlife together

One of the ways Fight for Rhinos and Helping Rhinos has assisted rhinos in 2014 was through Vision Africa Wildlife.

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What makes Vision Africa unique is the way they utilize the community in order to save wildlife, our rhinos included.

They find solutions to animal/human conflict and put self-sustaining projects in place within the community;  changing minds and creating safe environments for wildlife, while still caring for the needs of local farmers and people in those area.

They currently focus on five projects, one of which focuses a poaching deterrent for rhinos. In a new and advanced system, the rhino are constantly tracked and monitored on the reserve. This technology is making a real difference.

Volunteers  assist in their efforts and also experience wildlife conservation from “behind the scenes” as part of the reserve management.

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Similar rhino tracking equipment in Zimbabwe. Photo via International Rhino Foundation.

Thanks to your donations, we have been able to provide the funding to secure  the last piece of software required to complete the development of this technology. Our grant of $2650 will help protect rhinos on the Vision Africa reserve, as well as neighboring farms.

In addition we were able to give a further $2730 to purchase the necessary body armour for their tracking dog. The monitoring technology in combination with the trained tracking dog will keep rhinos much safer than they were 12 months ago.

For information on volunteering opportunities to assist with keeping rhinos safe: Vision Africa Volunteer Info

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Protect rhino track. Photo via Helping Rhinos

 

 

 

 

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  1. Sounds like a good idea!

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