We have received $5,000 from an Irish donor for Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary in Uganda! Thanks so much - on behalf of all of us!
Three rhino babies have been born in the last few months. Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is setting new records!
Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is home of Uganda’s rhino breeding program to re-introduce rhinos that became extinct in Uganda in the early eighties.
In 2005/2006 eight rhinos were brought into Uganda with the help of a number of donors. Two of them went to the Uganda Wildlife Education Center as phase I of the reintroduction program - Education and Awareness raising. Six rhinos went to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary - a 7000 ha electric fenced area in Nakasongola district along the road between Kampala and Murchison Falls National Park.
The six rhinos - 3 males and 3 females - have so far (March 2016) produced 11 calves, an excellent result in terms of rhino breeding.
Visitors of the sanctuary can enjoy observing the rhinos by tracking them on foot, accompanied by rangers.
Omogolo Wildlife Trust is supporting Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. Currently the sanctuary is in need of 12 GPS radios, to increase security for the rhinos and the rangers.
With the ongoing poaching problem in Africa (sadly, one rhino is poached every 7.5 hours!) the ranger patrols are extremely important to prevent poachers entering the sanctuary and to monitor the rhino groups. A GPS radio will give a reading of the location of the patrol teams. If a ranger is in trouble, injured, or unable to talk because there are suspected poachers around, all he needs to do is push the button so he can be located and help can be sent.
No rhino has been poached in Uganda since the reintroduction program has started and we are eager to help in keeping the sanctuary safe! One radio costs 650 USD. Every donation will
help in getting enough money together and is extremely welcome!
We also want to help Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary with the renovation of the rangers’ accommodation. When the sanctuary was established, the rangers were housed in the old accommodation vacated by the cattle herdsmen. Now, more than 10 years later, they still live there and upgrading is necessary. Part of the funding is in, but 30,000 USD is still needed.
Help us supporting Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary and remember that every cent of your donation will go to the sanctuary!
We work together with Save the Rhino International in the UK to raise funds for the rhinos in Uganda.
While we wait for the recognition of HMRC, UK tax payers that want to benefit from Gift Aid can donate through SRI.
Please specify that you are making the donation on behalf of Omogolo Wildlife Trust.
Capture of 4 rhinos at Solio, Kenya (February 2005)
Introducing them to Ziwa in the boma
Exploring the sanctuary
Exploring each other!
Tracking the rhinos
The 2 Disney rhinos arrive at Entebbe airport
Born in March 2016