New Vision (Kampala)
December 17, 2002
Work on the future rhino sanctuary in Nakasongola district has
Rhino Fund Uganda Executive Director Yvonne Verkaik said
in a statement, that over 1200 square meters of bush have already
for an airstrip where flown in rhinos, tourists and emergency veterinary
Captain Joe Roy offered the 70sq kms land on his ranch
for the rhino sanctuary built as a home breeding of black and white
that have been extinct in Uganda for almost two decades.
the rhinos from being poached, an activity that was the cause for
the extinction of Uganda's white and black rhinos,
the reintroduced rhinos will be protected under a solid electric
Since communication will be vital in ensuring that the rhinos
are protected from poaching, Wilken Telecommunications Ltd (Uganda
chapter) has offered to provide the initial communication gadgets.
will also be trained in anti-poaching techniques and will intensively
patrol the electric fence.
An office has been has been set up at
the ranch and accomodation for staff and volunteers is available.
"So far there there are two rhinos which were bought in Kenya.
Black and white rhinos will be bred there," she said.