Rhino Conservation Botswana Trust USA

Holtzman Wildlife Foundation made a grant of $130,000 to Rhino Conservation Botswana Trust USA (now registered as CONNECT: Conservation of Natural Ecosystems Trust).

Rhinos in Danger of Extinction

Rhinos could be extinct within 10 years if they continue to decline at their current rate. This animal is a crucial part of the ecosystems that sustain our planet, and their survival is inextricably linked to our own. That’s why we need to work hard to give them a future.

Protecting the Rhinos

The Holtzman Wildlife Foundation supported the construction of a mobile monitoring camp in the Okavango Delta of Botswana, which was pivotal in providing a responsive base of operations that allowed RCB to increase its monitoring of rhinos and protect the rhinos from poaching despite a period of drought and increased poaching.

Further, the grant supported a new emergency wildlife response vehicle which supported RCB’s conservation efforts. This enabled RCB to rescue multiple forms of wildlife, including wild dogs, lions, zebras, and rhinos suffering from bullet wounds or orphaned by poachers.