Photographed by award-winning Lance van der Vyver from Panthera Photo Safaris.

RHINO DEHORNING

Rhino poaching in Southern Africa is at an all time high. Poachers are killing rhino at an alarming rate for their horns, so much so, that we believe we have lost half of the 2019 population in the past 13 months alone.

This shocking and barbaric process can not continue to go on at this rate, or we are very likely to lose rhinos all together as a species within the next five years.

Rhino dehorning is a temporary measure, where the horns are removed by a veterinary team to make the animals less desirable to poachers. This does not stop these rhino being shot typically if the poachers find them, but where the rhino are known to have been dehorned the poaching efforts are much lower as the rewards are not worth the risk.

We have teamed up with Rhino Revolution to do our part in curbing the rhino poaching pandemic we are witnessing here in South Africa. Together with your help, we can slow the decline of this beautiful species and have them around in the future.

JOIN US ON A DEHORNING
Rhino dehorning conservation project supported by Panthera Photo Safaris

South Africa

From R10,000.00 / per person sharing

Due to the sensitive nature of rhino poaching, exact locations only announced prior to project and after signing non-disclosure agreements.

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DEHORNING PROCESS
Anti-poaching Helicopter tracking conservation project supported by Panthera Photo Safaris

Be part of the excitement as we follow the ground team in pursuit of rhino.

A helicopter is used to track down and dart the rhino in the most time conscious manor.

Rhino Dehorning conservation projected supported by Panthera Photo Safari

Once darted, we become part of the ground team. The vets on the ground will cover the eyes and block the ears of the rhino, often before the rhino has gone down. Ropes are used to slow the animal too a stop and allow us to put them down in a suitable area.

Rhino dehorning conservation project supported by Panthera Photo Safaris
Once the animal is immobilised and stable, the ground team gets to work on removing the horn. At the same time blood samples are taken, microchips are checked and inserted and pregnancy tests performed if a female is suspected to be pregnant. As a member of the team you may be called upon to help keep the animal cool or monitor vital signs.
Rhino dehorning conservation project supported by Panthera Photo Safaris

Members of the team have a chance to take some images, that go hand in hand with memories that will stay with them for the rest of their days.

Photographed by award-winning Lance van der Vyver from Panthera Photo Safaris.

As quick as it all started it is over. The reversal drug is administered and within minutes the rhino are back on their feet and off into the bush.

WHY GET INVOLVED IN CONSERVATION?


Non-profit organisations like this are doing the tough work it takes to rescue, rehabilitate and conserve some of Africa’s most threatened species and they rely on external sponsors and volunteers to fund their efforts. By funding your time or money, you are directly having a hand in conservation.

BE PART OF THE MOVEMENT

This is a way for you to play a direct role in helping wildlife in need. It offers a way to give back and support a cause close to your heart, while making incredible memories.

GET CLOSE TO AMAZING WILDLIFE

Founders Kirstin and Lance are hands-on throughout your travel process and are present during your privately-guided journey.

KNOW WHERE YOUR FUNDS ARE GOING

When you participate in a conservation project through us, you can rest assured that you are working with credible, ethical organisations we trust.