Poaching, land clearing for agriculture & human settlement have decimated black rhinoceros population across Africa. Numbers have plummeted from 100,000 to fewer than 4,000 animals. Today, black rhinos are found in habitats ranging from desert in SW Africa to the montane forests of Kenya. The eastern black rhino is the most endangered sub-species with fewer than 950 individuals remaining. 97% of black rhinos were lost by 1995, primarily due to illegal poaching for their horns.
Kenya is home to 80% of eastern black rhinos. To protect them, Fauna & Flora International (FFI) supports Ol Pejeta Conservancy, a crucial sanctuary in Kenya’s Laikipia County with the largest population of black rhinos in East Africa. Ensures high standards of monitoring, developing incentives for local support for rhino conservation through community development programs. Manages the existing population with a high-quality, secure habitat to thrive & grow.