All of us at Earthwatch, along with Dr. Wahungu and the entire research team on this project, are grateful for the support shown by Global Giving donors over the past several months. Thanks to you, we've raised more than $1000, with very little pomotion, in support of Earthwatch's efforts to better understand and protect rhinos and other endangered animals and their habitats in Africa and around the globe.
From time to time, Earthwatch will retire particular projects from the Global Giving website in order to focus on others: with more than 60 citizen science expeditions making a difference for animals, people, and the environment in more than 30 countries around the world, it's important that we show our supporters the full range of what their support makes possible. Look for our Saving Giant Pandas in China with Earthwatch project on Global Giving soon, and stay up-to-date with the latest developments on the rhino project at www.earthwatch.org/exped/wahungu.html.
Earthwatch's Saving Kenya’s Black Rhinos conservation research expedition project at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy has been making a difference for one of the world's most endangered species for 13 years, since 1999. The year 2011 was one of our best in terms of Earthwatch volunteer participation, especially as compared with the past five years. This high number of volunteers, and ongoing financial support from Earthwatch's donors, allowed the projects' goals to be significantly advanced in 2011.
As they are one of the world’s most endangered species, black rhinos' survival as a species is the single most important objective of this project. Through the data collected by Earthwatch volunteers and the Ol Pejeta Researchers, Reserve managers were able to make sound scientific decisions on the management of the black rhinos' habitat at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in 2011. Recent research and conservation outcomes include:
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