Securing our wildly safe sanctuary
Poaching is an increasing problem in Namibia. That’s why the Rhino Sanctuary Namibia was born. Born to rescue and secure white rhinos and to create a safe habitat for them to live in.
Therefore, our most important task is clear: To create and maintain security in and around the sanctuary.
Besides a close collaboration with the surroundings, privately owned land registers, authorities, and local communities, we have deployed anti-poaching teams with dogs to catch intruders and involve the authorities. To avoid corruption, the teams are changed regularly.
Fostering safe relationships between rhinos and humans
We are working hard on establishing a trustworthy relationship between the employees at the sanctuary and the rhinos that live here.
One of the initiatives is to ensure fixed feeding times and fixed feeding places around the sanctuary in order for the rhinos to learn that they can count on humans and trust them.
Ensuring a long, healthy life for our rhinos
Even though we want to restore the wild living conditions of white rhinos in a protected area with a minimum of human interference, we also believe in ensuring the longest, healthiest life possible for our rhinos.
Therefore, we keep an eye on the rhinos’ health at all times. If we observe a behavioural change in a rhino, our team of veterinarians and animal dentists make sure to examine the rhino and ensure that it is healthy and still thriving in our sanctuary.
We want to rescue and secure white rhinos.
Reported rhino poaching deaths in Namibia
Over the past years, the illegal poaching of white rhinos in Namibia has increased significantly. As a result, the white rhinos are now considered an endangered species.
Source: Data from 2006 to 2020 are from IUCN’s African Rhino Specialist Group. 2021 and 2022 numbers are from Namibia’s Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism as of January 2023.