The Guardian welcomes the announcement of an anti-poaching initiative that aims to move up to 100 rhino from South Africa to the remote wilderness of Botswana. Each rhino will be tagged and microchipped for research and monitoring, while an anti-poaching team will work with Botswana’s government to monitor the animals.
Africa Geographic examines how the Rhinos Without Borders initiative provides everyone with an opportunity to contribute towards the conservation of rhinos, which are under threat from the increased scourge of poaching. Donations through a crowd-funding page go directly towards the Rhinos Without Borders translocation initiative, run in conjunction with top experts in rhino poaching and…Details
Mashable explores the details of the Rhinos Without Borders initiative to airlift as many rhino as possible from high threat areas in South Africa to safe havens within Botswana. Following one of the deadliest years for rhino on record, with 14 rhino shot every week, this initiative could not come sooner. Apart from spreading the…Details
EWN speaks to Dereck and Beverly Joubert about the effective anti-poaching procedures employed in Botswana, as well as the staggering logistics involved in moving the first ten rhino identified by the Rhinos Without Borders initiative. The costs involved in the translocation are discussed, as are the Joubert’s efforts to foster education in the Far East,…Details
A montage of photos by acclaimed wildlife photographer Beverly Joubert, which capture the drama and emotion of the first translocation of rhinos from South Africa to Botswana. Relive the rhinos’ incredible journey, from shots of the vets darting the animals by helicopter, to dramatic footage of the experienced wildlife relocation team loading the rhinos in…Details