Wildlife Ranching Magazine

CONSERVATION LESSONS from the past PART 5

“Who would have thought that a simple request as far back as 1960 would culminate in a vitally important conservation outcome for the East African black rhinoceros? The only source at the time had none to spare, so a decision was taken to import some animals from Kenya.”

Having retired from corporate life last year, John is fully focused on the continuous development and improvement of Nondo Private Game Reserve, a 638ha safe haven for a full spectrum of smaller mammals, birds, predators and a thriving free-ranging tsessebe population situated in the western bushveld of the Limpopo Province.

FULL CIRCLE: THE EAST AFRICAN BLACK RHINOCEROS, DICEROS BICORNIS MICHAELI

Who would have thought that a simple request from SANParks to their colleagues in Natal as far back as 1960 would culminate in a vitally important conservation outcome for the East African black rhinoceros, Diceros bicornis michaeli (1)?

The Board was keen to restock Addo Elephant National Park (Addo), founded in

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