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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