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Response to the death of the last translocated black rhino

Mohamed Awer, CEO of WWF-Kenya, said: “Reports that the last surviving rhino, translocated to Tsavo East National Park, has succumbed to injuries sustained from a lion attack are devastating. "

Mohamed Awer, CEO of WWF-Kenya, said:

“The news that the last surviving rhino, translocated to Tsavo East National Park, has succumbed to injuries sustained from a lion attack is devastating. The findings from the inquiry undertaken by the Government of Kenya stated that there were areas of clear negligence in the translocation by KWS. As a donor, WWF will take all possible action to ensure an incident such as this does not recur in future, starting with an internal review into our participation in this operation. 
 
"The establishment of the Black Rhino Sanctuary in Tsavo East was intended to expand the rhino population as part of ongoing global efforts to ensure the survival of this species. Everyone involved in this translocation and the broader conservation community must make sure necessary lessons are learnt and that we work together to prevent any future heartbreaking losses of this nature."
 

WWF Kenya, working alongside Kenya Wildlife Service and Narok County Government, place transmitters on 40 Black Rhino (Diceros Bicornis) to monitor their movements and enhance their protection.