Les Carlisle: Group Conservation Manager

Rhino Innovators for Rhinos Without Borders

It’s truly humbling to see the support that Rhinos Without Borders has received from the younger generation. Well done and a big thank you to these girls, and many others, for helping to make a difference and spread the word about rhino poaching....

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Nature’s greatest mystery

Namibia is a very special place, with the Namib Desert considered one of the most spiritual places on earth. This aura of spirituality is reinforced by the fact that the area is home to a natural phenomenon that science has still not found a conclusive explanation for. When you consider that mankind can track DNA and put a man on the moon, it’s tru...

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Hot off the press, we have just received the below news from India!

I am delighted to share the news that the historic conservation project described here, has finally taken place for the Madhya Pradesh Forest Department. Following on our assistance with the translocation of gaur in India, &Beyond was involved in the establishment, design and construction of the barasingha breeding pens at Satpura National Park...

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The official South African poaching statistics for 2014 are out and they make for really sobering reading

The number of rhinos poached in South Africa continues to double every two years. This leads us to the frightening conclusion that, if the trend continues, by 2022 we will have lost more rhino than we have currently in the country. Cold statistics are always subject to interpretation and there are many factors that will influence that eventuality....

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2015 starts with a great conservation victory in India

Our training and capacity building with the Indian State Forest Department has resulted in the successful translocation of a group of 5 swamp deer from Kanha National Park to Van Vihar National Park in the state capital of Bhopal. Those who have been following my blog will remember that the training we carried out in India included setting up a mas...

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Flying a hundred rhino from South Africa to Botswana

In a project of this size, the difficulty is always knowing where to start. In African conservation translocation is a routine action. We have repopulated many areas with many species that had become locally extinct and literally thousands of head of wildlife are translocated in South Africa every year. This includes a few hundred rhino, which are...

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