Combating Rhino Poaching in Ol Pejeta
How EarthRanger helps rangers at Ol Pejeta work toward a future where 2,000 rhinos roam freely in Kenya
Situated at the foothills of the Aberdares range and Mount Kenya, Ol Pejeta Conservancy provides sanctuary for the incredibly diverse wildlife living in the Conservancy including rhinos, chimpanzees, elephants, oryxes, giraffes and zebras.
In an area of roughly the size of Detroit or Philadelphia, Ol Pejeta is home to 18% of Kenya’s rhinos. This marks the single largest breeding population of rhinos, an animal that is both deeply connected to Kenyan national pride and one of the most intensively protected species in the country and throughout the continent. Vulcan’s conservation program focuses on helping organizations leverage technology to safeguard the biodiversity of their protected areas. Seeing rhino populations grow and thrive in Ol Pejeta is an important part of that commitment to conservation.