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Letter to DHL employees re rhino (Eliska) translocation One of the things of which I am most proud is the support DHL has given to supporting animal conservation. [more]

Rhino translocation The upcoming rhino translocation of Eliska (booked for next week) is now fully arranged and DHL are doing an amazing job of organising their side of everything, including donating the flight, which is the most massive contribution. Dvur Kralove Zoo in Czech Republic and the Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA) are in constant communication, and the move is being filmed by Maverick. DHL are organising the social media and the hasktag #DHLRhino will be in evidence on Twitter. [link]

Royal rhino This article appeared in the Times recently. [link]

Outreach GAWPT has always wanted to help construct a VTC.  With the great backing and support of the Suzuki Rhino Club, we were able to raise funds from the Suzuki Rhino Club ambassadors, the Watoto Foundation, Wilde Ganzen and the Fentener van Vlissingens.  Noud van Hout of the Watoto Foundation has overseen all the construction of the VTC and this is nearing completion. [more]

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British High Commissioner's speech on arrival of the new rhinos

SPEECH BY BRITISH HIGH COMMISSIONER TO TANZANIA DIANE CORNER AT MKOMAZI NATIONAL PARK, 17 JUNE 2012

Hon Minister Ambassador Khamis Kagasheki, Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism, Hon Regional Commissioner, Hon Members of Parliament , Mr Damien Aspinall of The Aspinall Foundation, Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. …read more

The new rhinos have arrived!

Well, it was an amazing day.  DHL were absolutely fantastic and the whole operation was text-book. The aircraft touched down at Kilimanjaro at 0700: a 757 with a rhino painted on to the side.  The welcoming party was: …read more

Suzuki Rhino Club

Suzuki Rhino Club continue their incredible support of all aspects of the field work and have recently sent out fantastic workshop uniforms and boots for all our mechanics.  The team of mechanics now looks like a Formula One racing team.  Suzuki Rhino Club are also looking into the possibilities and practicalities of supporting a new vocational technical college in Gonja village on the borders of Mkomazi National Park. …link

The Queen's visit to Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo hosted Semu Pallangyo and Tony last month when Her Majesty The Queen visited the Zoo and we were all absolutely delighted when Semu was introduced to The Queen.  Semu and Tony also travelled to Port Lympne Wild Animal Park for a meeting on the upcoming translocation and for Semu to see the rhinos destined to travel to Mkomazi …link

Environmental Education Programme

The environmental education programme continues to be a wonderful day out for the Tanzanian students, and Chester Zoo have recently drafted and printed a brilliant Rafiki wa Faru Activity Book so that each student has something to take home at the end of their day in Mkomazi.  This Activity Book was planned with an enormous amount of thought and depth, based on the experiences of both the education department at Chester Zoo and the experiences of the Trust personnel here in Mkomazi …link

Wild dogs

Two of our alpha female wild dogs have given birth to litters of pups and we now have 52 wild dogs in the breeding compounds.  All except the alpha pairs will be reintroduced back into the wild. We have a pair of wild dogs living outside of the compounds and the female gave birth last night.  It is her first litter and we hope that the pups survive. …link

New rhinos!

We are now awaiting the arrival of the three black rhino from the Port Lympne Wild Animal Park in Kent, a donation to the Mkomazi Rhino Sanctuary by The Aspinall Foundation.  DHL are flying the animals out to Tanzania as a donation to the project.  We are immensely grateful to The Aspinall Foundation, DHL and Tusk Trust for putting this incredible rhino translocation together …link

TANAPA

TANAPA and the Trust continue to work very closely on all aspects of the management of Mkomazi National Park and the various programmes that the Trust undertakes. …link