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Strategic Security – July 2023

Providing security to the largest privately-owned Big Five reserve in the country is a monumental task, but BRR is up for the challenge.

Khamab Game Reserve is over 100,000 hectares (235,000 acres) in size and hosts a 100-plus population of White and Black Rhinos. The reserve is managed according to a contemporary ecological plan with animals that roam free and in their natural habitat. The vision is to conserve habitats typical of the region, sustain the full spectrum of animals that naturally occurred there in the past, and enable ecological processes to function with as little human intervention as possible. BRR is providing key support to multiple projects at this reserve, with security being of utmost importance.

Strategic Security – July 2023

  • Strategic Security – July 2023
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    BRR donors
KEEPING MORE RHINOS SAFE

As the poaching crisis continues, we are committed to supporting all of our partners as they fight for the survival of their rhinos. Additional strategic security measures, covering a large area in the Khamab Game Reserve and the surrounding area, were added. All alerts trigger the anti-poaching teams as well as South African law enforcement.  Our security to date has been responsible for apprehending two poaching gangs that were operational in the north and south of the reserve.  These poachers are currently behind bars and awaiting trial.

Anti-poaching Security – Dec 2022

  • Anti-poaching Security – Dec 2022
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    BRR donors

ANTI-POACHING SUPPORT

When poaching was seen practically on Khamab Game Reserve’s doorstep, we stepped in! We provided funding for the entire year of 2022. This includes guard salaries, uniforms, rations, fuel for vehicles, equipment, and more. We aim to keep the 100-plus rhinos here, and all of the other animals, safe!

Project Inoculations – Sept 2022

  • Project Inoculations – Sept 2022
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    BRR donors
VACCINES FOR RHINOS

Baby Rhino Rescue is committed to keeping all of the rhinos healthy at our Kalihari partner’s reserve. We once again funded the yearly inoculation program which included 15 hours of helicopter time and all medical supplies needed for the vaccinations. This will protect the rhinos from a bacterial infection that can be deadly!

Project Drones – June 2022

  • Project Drones – June 2022
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    BRR donors
ADDING MORE SECURITY MEASURES

Baby Rhino Rescue donated two military-grade drones to the reserve we work with in the Kalahari. These drones will augment the motion-sensor and License Plate Recognition cameras and the anti-poaching unit already in place there. The team is trained and the drones have been deployed. We are confident that this added security will make this massive area safer for the rhinos living there.

Project Camera Trap – April 2022

  • Project Camera Trap – April 2022
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    BRR donors
MOTION SENSOR CAMERAS INSTALLED

Baby Rhino Rescue has partnered with Wildlife Protection Solutions to fund the purchase and installation of 20 motion sensor cameras for our partner in the Kalahari. These real-time cameras relay information to wpsWatch, a system that monitors activity 24/7.  When wpsWatch detects wildlife threats, it sends emails or SMS alerts (along with the coordinates of the intrusion) to security and monitoring staff, prompting an immediate response to active intrusions and illegal activities.

Project LPR Cameras

  • Project LPR Cameras
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    Matthew Grossman
 TEN LICENSE PLATE RECOGNITION CAMERAS INSTALLED

The cameras on this reserve are part of a bigger network called the Kameeldoring Network, which is a security network that assists private rhino owners in the area. These cameras are spaced over a vast area and the information gathered by them can be accessed by all members of the Network. In addition, the group works with law enforcement agencies and continually gathers information on poachers and poaching syndicates with regular intelligence feedback to all members. Members also have access to the national database of suspect vehicles, which includes all crimes such as hijacking, vehicle theft, drug smuggling, human trafficking and of course, poaching. These cameras are a security game changer for the reserve!

Project Inoculation

  • Project Inoculation
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    Silent Auction funds
ANNUAL VACCINATION FOR ALL RHINOS AT BIG 5 GAME RESERVE

Rhinos suffer from a number of different potential maladies. It is important to inoculate against these and keep the rhinos fortified and healthy. The inoculation donation funded the helicopter costs, darts, and vaccines. The vaccines will keep the rhinos protected for full a year.

Project Security

  • Project Security
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    BRR donors and Giving Tuesday donations
A YEAR AND A HALF OF SECURITY FOR SA’s LARGEST PRIVATELY OWNED BIG-5 GAME RESERVE

The most cutting-edge project in South Africa – a wilderness dedicated to animals only – needs state of the art anti-poaching to keep the 100 strong truly wild rhinos safe! Surrounded by farms where rhinos have been poached, and with an increase in poaching due to Covid-19, security was a priority. BRR immediately came to the aid of the rhinos, and all the other animals, with funding for all inclusive security for 18 months.