Swaco Namibia adopts new rhino calf

Save the Rhino Trust (SRT) has the pleasure to announce not only the birth of an adorable new rhino calf, but also that Swaco Group Namibia has recommitted to helping secure a future for the world’s last truly wild black rhino population.
Their generous contribution includes the sponsorship of a rhino and calf for one year at N$42, 300 and uniforms for a tracker team to the amount of N$18, 240. The team at Swaco named the new calf Themba meaning “trust”. Swaco Group Namibia supports initiatives aimed at promoting greater national environmental responsibility which makes Themba’s name a perfect fit. Swaco’s symbolic adoption of Themba covers the cost of monitoring and protecting mother and calf through individual identification for the next year.

Ms Maxi Louis, Save the Rhino Trust’s Chairperson, expressed her gratitude for the contribution and challenged other Namibians to join the fight to help secure the future of Namibia’s rhino. “Thanks to the ongoing and generous support of donor organisations such as Swaco, SRT has proved its sustainability over a period of 36 years. SRT’s formal Memorandum of Understanding with MET serves as recognition of the value of the work done by the Trust in assisting the Ministry in the protection of black rhino. SRT’s rhino conservation work is vitally important on both national and international levels. The desert-adapted black rhino is a true desert survivor. Ancient bushman rock paintings clearly depict rhinos in the region. However, despite strong worldwide and local support, various funding gaps remain. Rhinos can be adopted by an individual, a family, a group of friends, a school or a business.

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