Solving rhino poaching; successful landing of Khama Rhino Sanctuary In Botswana, Southern Africa.
Climate for Peace Programme
- Accommodation and food: 30.00 US Dollar
- Transportation: 30.00 US Dollar
- Activities: 240.00 US Dollar
- Hosting organisation support: 0 US Dollar
Description: The poaching of white and black rhinos remains scourge in Botswana and the rest of the world. The rhinos surviving in the wilderness of Okavango delta are threatened by the rampant poachers. The Khama rhino Sanctuary in Botswana remains the success story of sustainable protection of the rhinos in the world. It is with, this that Khama Rhino Sanctuary has remained safe heaven for the rhinos since 1998. The sanctuary has a health population of both white and black rhinos through the support of BWA and international volunteers. The objective of the workcamp is to maintain support for the protection and restoration of the facilities in the habitat of these rhinos and also provide awareness and campaign for protection of rhino population worldwide.
Type of Work: Volunteers will carry awareness on adoption of rhinos, maintain the camp sites, foot trails, waste dumping sites and fix the park fences. Volunteers will also assist in renovation of waterhole cleaning, fixing rhinos paddocks/kraals and guests ablutions. Volunteers will also join day and evening game drives. Volunteers will also partake on rhino conservation educational lectures. Volunteers will also join the rangers for their animals’ counting exercises and patrols along the park fences.
Study Theme: Environmental awareness, rhino protection awareness and campaign against poaching Education, maintenance, restoration, renovation, patrols, rhino counting.
Accommodation: Volunteers are accommodated at the camp sites, where fire and hot water are provided. Volunteers should bring their own tents, sleeping bags, repellents, and mosquito bags. Khama Rhino Sanctuary can receive good rains during December and volunteers should bring rain coats, waterproof sheeting for tents or waterproof tents and warm clothing to wear during rainy days. Volunteers should bring strong shoes to enable working in hard and sandy terrains.
Language: English is the medium of communication during the workcamp. Any other language can be used, strictly for exchange purposes. Volunteers are allowed to teach each other their home country languages e.g. A French speaking volunteer can offer French language classes to other non-speaking French volunteers. The same applies to German specking volunteers. They can teach German to other volunteers.
Requirements: All volunteers should bring authentic COVID-19 vaccination proof through cards or electronic certificates. COVID-19 vaccination certificate has QR code for scanning at the ports of entry. Volunteers should seek assistance from heath authorities in their country of origin for authentic COVID-19 vaccination proof. Anyone with no vaccination proof should present authentic PCR tests of less 72 hours
Approximate Location: Khama Rhino Sanctuary, Botswana https://khamarhinosanctuary.org.bw/home
Notes: The work camp participation fee is US $250 per participant, which covers simple and affordable work camp meals, arrangements for the whole work camp preparation in terms of communication, electronic mailing and transport for meeting with different stakeholders. BWA organizes transport for participants from the airport in Gaborone to Mochudi (BWA Head Office) at a nominal fee of US$ 40 per participant, where participants are inducted prior to departure to work camps destination.