rhino in kuneneFrom : The Livingstone Weekly
By : Gill Staden
12 February 12

Save the Rhino Trust in Namibia

Save the Rhino Trust has been given US$100,000 to support its efforts in protecting the rhino in the Kunene region of Namibia. The money has been given by Save Our Species. It will be used for salaries, wages and vehicle costs to allow for more patrols.

The Kunene region of Namibia lies between the Skeleton Coast and Etosha National Park. The area is hot and dry but home to a large population of rhino as well as elephant. Both animals have adapted to the hot climate and can survive several days without water.

The land has no formal conservation status but the local communities are involved in the protection of the wildlife providing guards, trackers and research staff.

Camels and donkeys are used for tracking the animals in areas where vehicles cannot reach.