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The Ol Pejeta Conservancy works in close coordination with the Kenya Wildlife Service and in accordance with the published national strategy for the management of black rhino (Dicero bicornis michaelii).
While we are required to achieve an annual average growth rate of 6% per annum for our black rhino population, the past 10 years has seen the Conservancy’s black rhino population grow by an annual average of 8%. This has brought our total number of black rhino to 88, making Ol Pejeta the Largest Black Rhino Sanctuary in East Africa.
Given the ever-increasing demand for rhino horn, the protection of our rhinos necessitates an elaborate security system to prevent poaching. Our “rhino patrols” aim to sight each individual rhino at least once every 3 days. If an individual is not seen within the designated sighting interval extra resources, including aircraft surveillance, are allocated to its known home range until it is found. Additionally many of our rhinos are fitted with horn transmitters that allow for radio tracking.
The Ol Pejeta Conservancy is now also home to a founder population of 11 southern white rhinos and 4 northern white rhinos in a separate sanctuary. It is our intention to introduce more white rhino into this population over the next few years in order to develop a significant breeding herd.
For more information on our rhino programme, please contact Martin Mulama at email@example.com.