Carlisle on Conservation
- CARE OF THE LAND
- CARE OF THE PEOPLE
- CARE OF THE WILDLIFE
- EXPERIENCES TO REMEMBER
An Update on Rhinos Without Borders’ Most Recent Project
July 7, 2016
Recently, Botswana’s spectacular Okavango Delta hailed the historic arrival of six Botswana-bred rhino (four males and two females); brought about by the propagating success of the Khama Rhino Sanctuary (KRS). The KRS was primarily established as a rhino breeding sanctuary to reintroduce these endangered animals to the wild areas of Botswana. This momentous translocation, achieved through the collaboration between Rhinos Without Borders (an &Beyond and Great Plains Conservation initiative) and Khama Rhino Sanctuary, was a three-fold success. Seven rhino were
Collaborating to Save Africa’s Rhino
The most surprising thing about working in conservation in Botswana is the fantastic collaboration of like-mined individuals and organisations, working towards the same goal of protecting and conserving Africa’s critically endangered rhino. The picture below shows four different organisations working together to support the Department of Wildlife and National Park’s rhino projects in Botswana.
From left to right:
Map Ives – Botswana National Rhino Co-ordinator, Wilderness Safaris
Dr Jacques Flamand – WWF, Black Rhino Range Expansion Programme
Surprised while looking for rhino!
June 30, 2016
I was recently on a trip to the Khama Rhino Sanctuary in Botswana to look at the condition of some rhino for a potential translocation. We were being driven in an open game drive vehicle, and had absolutely no luck finding any rhino for quite some time. It was very early and very cold, so no one was particularly concerned, as the rhino normally show themselves a little later in the winter months.
Suddenly, the vehicle halted to a sharp
Migration on the Move: 23 June
June 23, 2016
The mega herd remains split, with half of the Great Migration grazing the Grumeti region of the Western Corridor, and the other half already positioned in the northern reaches of the Serengeti and spilling over into the Masai Mara.
Guests visiting the luxurious &Beyond Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp, as well as our two semi-permanent &Beyond Serengeti Under Canvas camps, are literally in the midst of all the action. Not only are guests witnessing the start of the exciting Grumeti River crossings, but
Migration on the Move: 17 June – Part 2
June 20, 2016
This second udpate will focus on the northern reaches of the Serengeti and the southern Mara plains, where guests at &Beyond Klein’s Camp, &Beyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp and &Beyond Bateleur Camp are also all witnessing the mighty herds.
The Great Migration’s ‘other half’ – an estimated half a million hungry herbivores – have steadily made their way up north and are now grazing the palatable plains near the
Sand River, northwest of Bologonja and over into the &Beyond Klein’s