At the heart of the Trust's conservation activities is the Orphans’ Project, which has achieved world-wide acclaim through its hugely successful elephant and rhino rescue and rehabilitation program. To date the DSWT has successfully hand-raised over 150 orphan elephants and has accomplished its long-term conservation priority by effectively reintegrating them back into the wild herds of Tsavo.
Animals saving Animals is a UK project making a real difference in the fight against the ivory and rhino horn trades. The idea is simple. Take some of the best tracking dogs in the world, train them to work in the African bush and let them take you to the poachers. They are turning the poachers from hunters into the hunted.
RCB has been entrusted by the Botswana government to monitor Botswana’s rhinos and ensure that they remain healthy and strong. They want to build the populations of rhinos living wild in the Okavango Delta until they are of international importance. Long-term, they’d like to see 5,000 - 10,000 rhinos in Botswana. A team of two anti-poaching dogs will be donated to RCB.
Ol Pejeta Conservancy is a not-for-profit organisation and home to the last three Northern White Rhinos in the World. They are guarded by a dedicated team 24hrs a day. It also contains the largest population of Black Rhinos in East Africawith over 120 individuals. Ol Pejeta is where Animals saving Animals train Dog Squad teams from across Africa. A tracking dog will be donated to complete their own team.