120 Rhinos Find A New Home

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120 rhinos find a new home

One hundred and twentySouthern White rhinoshave been translocated to the Greater Kruger Environmental Protection Foundation (GKEPF) member reserves in Mpumalanga and Limpopo.

This boost to the Southern White rhino population in the Greater Kruger area is part of African Parks Rhino Rewild initiative, an ambitious plan to rewild 2 000 southern white rhinos into secure protected areas in Africa over the next ten years.

GKEPF, established in 2016, is an alliance of nine private reserves, one provincial park, and one national park to service the protection needs of the western and eastern buffers of the Kruger National Park and the Greater Limpopo Transfrontier National Park.

This translocation comes at a time when poaching rates within GKEPF reserves have significantly declined, indicating the effectiveness of security and anti-poaching measures.

In September 2023, African Parks purchased the worlds largest captive rhino breeding operation in a bid to rescue 2 000 Southern White rhinos following a failed auction, with one main objective: to rewild them all to well-managed and secure protected areas, to establish or supplement strategic populations, ultimately helping to de-risk the future of the species.