Our Mission

“Building on a strong foundation of science, partnerships and field capability, Rhino Conservation Botswana is dedicated to monitoring and protecting wild black and white rhino in Botswana, contributing significantly to the survival of these iconic African species.”

We believe that rhinos must be preserved for future generations. These magnificent animals have roamed the Earth for 50 million years, and we are not prepared to let them go extinct under our watch. Protecting rhinos also safeguards the vast ecosystems in which they live – some of the last great wilderness areas on Earth. These natural systems sustain our planet, and the human race. The survival of the natural world is inextricably linked to our own, and that is why we’re working hard to save what we have left.

Over the past two decades Rhino Conservation Botswana has been working with its partners, including the governments of Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe, to help reintroduce black and white rhinos to Botswana. Over the next few years we aim to build populations of rhinos living wild and free in the Okavango Delta until they are of international importance.

Our hope has always been that this population will increase swiftly, and, in time, the rhinos will populate new areas of Botswana. The current poaching crisis has been a setback, but long-term, we are still striving to see our proud country supporting between 5,000 and 10,000 wild rhinos.

Ultimately, we hope that Botswana’s rhinos will still become one of the great hopes for the survival of these species.

RCB has big dreams. Long-term we’d like to see Botswana, our proud country, supporting between 5,000 and 10,000 wild rhinos.

MAP IVES, Director RCB