WWF-Kenya statement on the recent rhino deaths | WWF Kenya

WWF-Kenya statement on the recent rhino deaths

Posted on 30 August 2018
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.
© Richard Edwards / WWF-UK

Further WWF statement on the recent rhino deaths in Kenya:

"We are devastated at the loss of the rhinos and determined to ensure that vital lessons are learned from this tragic incident to prevent such losses in future. This is why on 8 August we announced an independent review of WWF’s roles and responsibilities as a donor to this translocation work.

 

“Our paramount concern is always the safety of the animals we are working to protect.


"We supported the rhino translocation to Tsavo East, which was managed by the Kenya Wildlife Service as the mandated government wildlife institution, as part of broader efforts to protect the critically endangered species. Decisions in relation to the timing and technical aspects of the translocations were made by KWS.” 
 
Our 8 August statement is here. You can also find our statement on WWF-Kenya's internal, independent review into WWF’s role and responsibilities as a donor of the project here. 
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.
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