Our key focus is to lend our solid reputation, significant experience and vast network of resources to provide proven tools that will assist Southern Africa's Rhino custodians in protecting Rhino against poaching.
We apply our first hand expertise in the following fields.
Rhino Monitoring Technology
The Chipembere Rhino Foundation is continuously sourcing, testing and funding the right technology needed for effective and meaningful monitoring of Rhino on the ground – where it is needed!
Monitoring and tracking the rhinos’ whereabouts is a large component of rhino conservation as it is a proven and necessary tool in safeguarding the rhino population. CRF monitoring technology allows rhino monitoring and anti-poaching teams to collate data pertaining to the position of the rhino, which is fed back into a secure network. This visually records the location and physical health of all of the rhino on a regular basis and will help anti-poaching teams to have a strategic presence where needed. The equipment plays a pivotal role in the day to day monitoring and protection of rhino populations in large natural areas and also assists with understanding the natural habitat usage.
- VHF/UHF/GPS Tracking Collars
- VHF/UHF/GPS Horn Transmitters
- GPS Satellite Tracking Collars
- Camera Traps
- Identity Micro-Chips
- Handheld VHF/UHF Receivers
- Short/Long Range Antennae
- Ground to Air Handheld Radios
- Rhino DNA Kits
- Aerial Surveillance Flights
The Chipembere Rhino Foundation’s K9 component is a poaching deterrent in Southern Africa.
To curb the Rhino poaching, private and state anti-poaching units, community patrols and ongoing engagement with government agencies are currently in place. Trained tracking and apprehension dogs used throughout Africa have shown to contribute significantly in curbing poaching through early detection and/or apprehension. Chipembere Rhino Foundation’s goal is through funding to saturate areas they support with well trained anti-poaching dogs. Donor funding is used to purchase and train specialised dogs and train their handlers as per the legal requirements for accreditation.
Anti-Poaching Unit (APU) Equipment
The Chipembere Rhino Foundation implements effective and meaningful anti-poaching equipment for rangers on the ground.
For an anti-poaching ranger to be able to carry out his job in a professional manner, proven, tested and long lasting APU equipment is regarded as the basic uniform. A well protected area that is home to Rhino will utilise a combination of APU equipment to ensure that a unit is motivated and equipped to best carry out their vital role in safeguarding Rhino.
- Handheld GPS
- Hydration Backpack
- Bullet Proof Vests
- Binoculars/Spotting Scopes
- Night Vision Scope
- Thermal Imagery Scope
- First Aid Kit
Please note: Equipment we donate is not limited to this list.
The Chipembere Rhino Foundation is committed to funding the necessary equipment needed by partner organisations committed to trans-locating Rhino into safer and better protected areas or countries.
With rhino poaching at an all time high, the Chipembere Rhino Foundation implements its solid reputation, significant experience and vast network of resources to provide tested monitoring technology and anti-poaching ranger equipment. This equips custodians from the outset of the introduction of Rhino to their new environment. CRF monitoring technology allows anti-poaching teams to collate data pertaining to the position of the Rhino, which is fed back into a secure network. This visually records the location and physical health of all of the Rhino on a regular basis and will help the anti-poaching teams to have a strategic presence where needed. The collected data will also assist with understanding the natural habitat usage of the rhino, which will further aid in relocating future rhino.