Responding to today's escalating rhino poaching threats and other wildlife crimes requires a new approach: one that breaks through the traditional hierarchical, 'silo' ways of conservation operations and builds relationships between state, private and civil society, to effectively counter the adaptable, well-resourced, international criminal syndicates driving the poaching of rhinos in South Africa, and other wildlife crimes.
24 private game reserves and 8 Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife provincial game reserves benefit directly. Project Rhino KZN also tackles macro-level issues that affect all rhino stakeholders in the province and initiates anti-poaching strategies that benefit all rhino, regardless of whether they are to be found in provincial or private game reserves.
The 5 Priorities of Project Rhino are as follows:
1. Rhino Security
2. Community Engagement, Education & Awareness
3. Legislation & Judiciary
4. Lobbying & Strategic Relationships (Government and International)
5. Fundraising, Public Awareness & Accountability