Rhino Conservation Project
Rhino Orphan and Response Project
This is a partnership with world renowned rehabilitation specialist Karen Trendler where a network of potential facilities and people are identified to house and care for orphaned or injured rhino. A further aspect is the training of a network of potential responders to a rhino poaching.
The current rhino poaching crisis is creating increased numbers of injured and orphaned rhino calves. Limited available rehabilitation expertise and a lack of a rapid response and coordinated referral and support network focusing on these calves have resulted in:
However, with a rapid intervention and coordinated rescue response network in place, where the appropriate handling, rearing and rehabilitation protocols are implemented, many more of these poaching orphans and casualties can be rescued successfully, humanely and responsibly, and reared in such a manner as to maximize their full rehabilitation and return to the wild. The ultimate test of a successful rehabilitation of an injured or orphaned wild animal is when that animal can be returned to the wild as a free living, self sustaining viable animal, and breed and rear young successfully. Based on international wildlife response and contingency planning principles, the Rhino Orphan Response Project is being developed as a partnership between the Endangered Wildlife Trust and Ms Karen Trendler, an internationally recognised expert in rhino rehabilitation.
The project has two different aspects: Training and Rapid Response.
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