It has been a hard year for us here in the Okavango. With the drought and poaching we have had little to celebrate. But the birth of this little calf has given us hope and cause to celebrate once again. Each calf born is a step towards stabilising Botswana’s rhino population in the face of
An RCB aerial patrol spotted a white rhino female struggling with a bullet wound – the result of a failed poaching attempt. We coordinated and launched a rapid response and effectively treated the rhino’s wound, most probably saving her life. This is what we do here at Rhino Conservation Botswana with our partners the Department
We are exhausted. In collaboration with government, Rhinos without Borders and Wilderness Safaris, Rhino Conservation Botswana has just completed a large operation to dart and tag previously untagged wild rhinos in the Okavango Delta. Over the past week, the team has darted rhinos and fitted each rhino with a tracking device as well as taking
The Okavango Delta is a beautiful wildlife area recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a pulsing wetland that owes its existence to the Okavango River which flows down from the Angolan Highlands and floods annually into the harsh dry Kalahari Desert. These flood waters reach the Delta between March and June each
Our Board of Trustees field trip this year focused on our work with the communities who live in and around wildlife areas in the Okavango. RCB works with these communities to improve their livelihoods and to build trusting relationships that can withstand the threat of poaching interests. It is our profound conviction that local people
Rhino Conservation Botswana put smiles on the faces of softball players in Mochudi, a large village in Botswana, by sponsoring the prizes for a softball tournament attended by seven schools from four districts across Botswana. The theme “Keep the Five Alive” was observed and Sedibelo Junior Secondary School gave a presentation on the five rhino
A big congratulations and thank you to team rhino – Serena Scott, Kathy Ives, Sophie Wren, Emily Reay and Alastair Rimmer (AKA Molly the Rhino). These stalwart RCB supporters ran the London Marathon on the 28 April in support of rhino conservation. It was a fun but challenging day for all of our runners and
Stand a chance to win an 11-night safari of a lifetime and help us save the rhino from extinction! Safarifootprints is raffling an unforgettable luxury Okavango Delta safari in aid of Rhino Conservation Botswana. Four beautiful properties – Chobe Game Lodge, Mapula Lodge, Sanctuary Baines Camp and Jack’s Camp have donated in support of our cause.
Today is World Rhino Day and an excellent opportunity to celebrate all you’ve helped us to achieve since this time last year. Here’s are some of our greatest moments from the past 12 months… 1 We were invited to the wedding of the century Our director Map Ives and Botswana Trustee Kai Collins were lucky
Did you know that black rhinos are couch potatoes? They like to stay in one place and not move around too much. Well, why would they? Thanks to our tiny termite architects, the rhinos can enjoy an idyllic existence on the many termite islands that stud the Okavango Delta.