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African Rhino Conservation Collaboration

The African Rhino Conservation Collaborative  aims to coordinate efforts to solve the conservation and rural development issues facing Africa by creating a framework within which collaboration and cooperation can lead to cohesive and effective action.

Located in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, the ARCC Project operates a holistic conservation programme bringing together protection, awareness, wildlife management, community participation and law enforcement in a coordinated collaboration of individuals, rural communities, organisations and government to ensure the future of rhino and other wildlife in the wild.

In 1800 there were hundreds of thousands of white and black rhino in Africa. Today the western black rhino is extinct and the northern white rhino is represented by three individuals. Less than 5 000 black rhino and 20 000 southern white rhino remain. In 2015 over 1100 African rhino were lost to poaching. The indications are that the wild populations of both black and white rhino may have passed the “tipping point” and are now in decline. Deaths surpass births.

The ARCC project believes that it is possible to reverse that trend. 

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