RHINOS ARE IN CRISIS.
Today there are fewer than 5,000 black rhinos left in the wild, and, with poaching sweeping across the continent, the critically endangered black rhinos' last stand may be in northwestern Namibia.
It is here that Save the Rhino Trust Namibia (SRT) works tirelessly to protect the last, free-roaming population of black rhinos (Diceros bicornis bicornis) left in the world.
Covering an area of 25,000 km2, SRT's trackers come from local communities and possess a deep knowledge of rhinos and their surroundings. Their skills are tested during long patrols, on foot on rough terrain in an area with no national park status no fences and no controls over who enters and exits.
On average each SRT team covers 2319 in km (1 440 miles) patrolling on foot.
Behati Prinsloo has joined forces with us to raise awareness for rhino conservation. She is launching a global campaign and has ventured to Namibia this month, entrenching herself in its movement to protect the critically endangered black rhino species and preserve the population.
“Namibia is my home. It’s the secret jewel of Mother Africa. It’s also one of the most amazing places in the world, and the rhinos contribute to this sense of wonder. I grew up there and it is where my parents still live so this cause is very close to my heart. The opportunity to come home to see what is happening, to meet people caring for orphaned black and white rhinos, and to work with the trackers, rangers and communities to raise awareness is very important to me. Someday, I want to take my children to experience these animals in the wild. They’ve inspired us for generations; it’s on us to help them now.” - Behati
SRT's success in saving the critically endangered black rhino depends on communities, businesses and people like YOU.