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Huge increases in rhino poaching means we need your help supporting the rangers of Kenya.
Rhino poaching has increased by over 900% in the last five years. We are working with our partners to protect a vital stronghold for the Critically Endangered black rhino in Kenya. But the poachers are a constant threat.
Brave rangers are putting their lives in danger to stand between the poachers and the rhinos – but they urgently need our support. Help save these magnificent animals by making a gift today.
The latest figures on rhino poaching make grim reading:
With over 80% of the world’s remaining population of eastern black rhinos, Kenya is also home to southern white rhinos and northern white rhinos.
In Kenya, rangers we help support are living alongside the black rhino and other endangered animals, risking their lives to protect these animals from poachers. In the three wildlife conservancies we are involved with – Ol Pejeta, Borana and Sera – we can see a glimmer of hope for the black rhino.
Through the hard work of the rangers and the conservancies we support, the rhino populations in these protected areas are stable or increasing. But the balance is delicate and as the rewards of poaching are so great, poachers have become better equipped and the challenge becomes greater day by day.
We are doing all we can to help the rangers protect the rhinos in their care. Your support could help us provide essential field equipment like radios, GPS receivers and binoculars, to help the rangers detect poaching incursions and quickly respond to them before any rhino can be found and killed. Good quality uniforms, patrol supplies and footwear are essential to help them cover the rhino range effectively and operate in all conditions in the bush. The future of a magnificent species is at stake, and we have to be sure the rangers have the very best kit possible. A gift from you today could help us give the rangers the equipment they need.
Your gift will make a crucial difference to rangers in the three Kenyan conservancies that we support. Resources and knowledge are shared across conservancies, helping the rangers detect the poachers before they can get near the rhinos. Yet with huge increases in rhino poaching the scale of the challenge is huge. We really are counting on you – your gift could make a real difference to the anti-poaching effort in Kenya.
Kenya holds over 80% of the remaining population of east African black rhinos, and it would be a global disaster if the poachers were successful in wiping out these irreplaceable animals – so please donate whatever you can afford.
…essential for surveying the
rhino population – and for spotting
poachers before they strike.
…ensuring that they are an effective deterrent against the poachers.
..enabling them to live and work in the heart of the conservancy where they are most needed.