Covid-19 Support Rhino Monitoring, Botswana
2020 - Support the Rhino Monitoring in Botswana - Donation of USD 10'000

Conservation in Africa in 2020 is a bigger challenge than ever. Due to Covid-19, tourists are staying away and funds for nature conservation are lacking. It is absolutely vital that the rangers can continue to do their job and protect the rhinos.

This is the work of the Rhinos without Borders monitoring teams, who protect rhinos in cooperation with the Botswana Defence Force. Unfortunately, the international syndicates are also active in Botswana and since mid-2018 we see an increase in rhino poaching in Botswana. The government has now recognised that even more must be done to protect the rhinos.

We would like to thank all donors who have helped to protect the rhinos in Botswana during this difficult time.
More success stories related to this project
2019 - Community outreach in Botswana - Donation of US$ 20,000

Long-term conservation is only possible with the support and partnership of local communities. Great Plains Foundation recognizes this critical element and is working with local communities to engage them in positive and constructive conservation strategies related to the relocated rhino.
2019 - Support the Rhino Monitoring in Botswana - Donation of US$ 20,000

Following the successful introduction of rhinos in Botswana, our ultimate goal is to protect and safeguard the rhinos. The ultimate legacy of Rhinos Without Borders is future generations of wild rhino.
2018 - Claudia travels to Botswana! - Donation of US$ 22,500

The aim of Rhinos Without Borders, Great Plains Conservation & andBeyond was and is to translocate at least 100 rhinos from South Africa to the safe haven that is Botswana.
2017 - Felix travels to Botswana! - Donation of US$ 45,000

The SwissAfrican Foundation joined forces with the Great Plains Foundation & andBeyond to move several rhino from South Africa to Botswana at the end of March 2017. The SwissAfrican Foundation contributed to moving one rhino at a cost of US$ 45,000.
Our partner
Dereck & Beverly Joubert - Great Plains Foundation
Dereck and Beverly Joubert are globally recognized, award-winning filmmakers, conservationists, and National Geographic explorers-in-large based in Botswana. Their mission for more than 30 years has been the conservation of key wildlife species, with a focus on large predators. They are the owners of Great Plains Conservation, which operates some of the most beautiful camps in Botswana and Kenya. Through the Great Plains Foundation, various nature conservation projects are driven forward.

The Jouberts have published 12 books, produced 30 films for National Geographic, and written half a dozen scientific papers as well as many articles for National Geographic magazine. They have received 8 Emmy Awards, a Peabody Award, a Grand Teton Award, multiple Golden Panda Awards, a World Ecology Award (along with Britain’s Prince Charles, Sylvia Earle, and paleoanthropologist Richard Leakey), and a Presidential Order of Merit awarded by Botswana’s ex-president, Seretse Khama Ian Khama, for their conservation work.

The Jouberts’ films have received widespread attention and have been viewed by millions of people. Films like «Eternal Enemies», «The Last Lions», «Soul of the Elephant» and their masterpiece «Eye of the Leopard» are known world-wide. For more information, please visit their website www.wildlifefilms.co

All of Dereck & Beverly's work has one goal: to save the wild areas of Africa and protect the wildlife that depends on them. The President of Botswana described them aptly when he said, "Theirs is a life long passion; for each other, for big cats, for Africa...they are true "children of Africa."