n Africa Insight - Black Rhino translocations within Africa

Volume 39, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0256-2804


The responsibility for the conservation of the critically endangered Black Rhinoceros, , lies within Africa. This species is managed at the subspecies level and we document nine international translocation case studies involving South Africa since 1962 aimed at re-establishing or boosting populations throughout its former range. These translocations have been the focus of bi- or trilateral international arrangements. We argue that the international management of this species within Africa serves as a model for international collaboration over conservation and conservation best practice. As environmental issues are generally considered politically neutral grounds, international collaboration in this field may in turn promote higher level international engagement within Africa.

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