One Voice – SRT’s Outreach campaign
On World Rhino Day, SRT launched a national outreach campaign to take a stand in support of rhino conservation and against poaching. Our goal was to boost information sharing and education, and build a sense of rhino custodianship nationwide.
Namibians from all walks of life came together and added their voice to say as one - SAVE OUR RHINOS.
The popular Namibian artist, Elemotho and his band, Tayo, Kali, Piu and Samuel, have collaborated with Oteya, Esme “Songbird” and Meta Tjiho, to compose an original song as the anthem of our efforts to save the rhino, which was released on World Rhino Day.
Get a glimpse into the meaning of the lyrics: Stand TogetheR
Find the official music video on our Facebook page: click here
It is only by working together that we can create a national voice to protect the world’s last free roaming black rhino population.
We need your support to continue our work and save these magnificent creatures for future generations. Please help us Save the Rhino!
Save the Rhino Trust Namibia – protecting Namibia’s rhinos for more than 30 years
The desert-adapted black rhino (Diceros bicornis bicornis) is a true desert survivor. Yet, for rhinos and many other large mammals in Africa, the late 20th century was a challenging period.
Within little more than a decade, some 95 % of Africa’s rhinos were decimated. By 1982, less than 10 rhinoceros survived in Kaokoland and an estimated 30 to 40 survived in Damaraland.
In 1982, prior to Namibia’s Independence, Save the Rhino Trust (SRT) Namibia was formed to monitor the last remaining rhinos in the Kunene and Erongo regions. SRT is a registered Welfare Organisation number 53 and is the only rhino conservation group in Namibia that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET).
Working closely with the MET, local communities and NGOs, our dedicated teams of trackers, part of joint patrols with the MET and the Namibian Police Force, go out on daily patrols to monitor this last truly free-ranging population of black rhino in the world.
The challenges are immense. SRT operates in a remote, rugged area of more than a million hectares, with few fences, no national park status and no controls over who goes in or out.
But there is no time for complacency. Organized crime syndicates are here, acting with military precision and targeting our rhinos, and we are intensifying our efforts in the face of this grave threat, through joint patrols, employing new trackers, growing our intelligence gathering capacity as well as stepping up our community and stakeholder interactions.