February 14, 2017

Who we are

Purpose and Scope

Project Rhino KZN brings together organisations with a common vision and goal, identifies synergies through an integrated, common approach, and collectively is a representative body which carries powerful leverage ability.

Key Aims:

To secure all rhinos in KwaZulu-Natal from the threat of poaching so that their numbers continue to increase and contribute to the national and global rhino populations, for the benefit of current and future generations:

  • Prevent duplication of projects / fundraising events;
  • Consolidate resources for maximum impact;
  • Create a common vision;
  • Create credibility with the general public;
  • Educate the public and rural communities bordering KZN game reserves;
  • Collaborate, support and promote PRKZN members;
  • Ensure collaboration, coordination and communication;
  • Create a space for information sharing and a community of learning;
  • Create a credible platform for fundraising and partnerships;
  • Provide a centralised communications hub to media, public, government and global like-minded organisations;
  • Maintain records of activities and actively engage with each member;
  • Conduct reviews, benchmark successes and identify shortfalls in poaching interventions.

Objectives and focal areas:

  • Increased intelligence capabilities – information and informant networks;
  • Increased surveillance – using both traditional and new technologies (aerial etc);
  • Increased field ranger competency (training);
  • Increased advocacy (legal aspects);
  • Increased communication sharing (central repository for information);
  • Increased public awareness and education.

 

PROJECT RHINO KZN FOUNDING MEMBERS

  1. African Conservation Trust
  2. Black Rhino Range Expansion Project (WWF)
  3. Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife (Provincial Conservation Agency)
  4. Game Rangers Association of Africa (GRAA)
  5. Lawrence Anthony Earth Organisation
  6. Magqubu Ntombela Foundation
  7. Phinda Private Game Reserve (& Beyond)
  8. Space for Elephants
  9. Thanda Foundation
  10. Thanda Private Game Reserve
  11. Wildlife & Environmental Society of Southern Africa (WESSA)
  12. Wildlife ACT Fund
  13. Wildlands Conservation Trust
  14. Wilderness Action Group
  15. Wilderness Foundation
  16. The Wilderness Leadership School
  17. Zululand Rhino Reserve
  18. KwaZulu-Natal Directorate for Priority Crimes (Hawks)

Click here for more detail on our members.

32 BENEFITTING GAME RESERVES

Private Game Reserves: 24. Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife Game Reserves: 8

  ZULULAND   MIDLANDS
  Private Game Reserves   Private Game Reserves
1 Eskhoteni 25 Mawela Private Game Reserve
2 Falaza Game Park 26 Msinsi/ Albert Falls
3 H&H Ranch 27 Nambiti Private Game Reserve
4 Hluhluwe Farms Conservancy 28 Tala Game Reserve
5 Kube Yini 29 Umphafa
6 KwaZulu Private Game Reserve 30 Zulu Waters
7 Mahlalela Game Reserve   Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife Game Reserves
8 Mduna Royal Reserve 31 Spionkop
9 Phinda Private Reserve 32 Weenen Game Reserve
10 Pongola Game Reserve – East  
11 Pongola Game Reserve – North  
12 Somkhanda Community Game Reserve  
13 Thanda Private Game Reserve  
14 Thula Thula Game Reserve  
15 Ubizane  
16 Zimanga Game Reserve  
17 Zulu Nyala Private Game Reserve  
18 Zululand Rhino Reserve  
  Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife Game Reserves  
19 Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park  
20 Ndumo Game Reserve  
21 Pongola Biosphere Reserve  
22 Tembe Elephant Park  
23 uMkhuze Game Reserve  
24 iSimangaliso Wetland Park