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Jul
28
2017

Kenyan conservation project celebrates the birth of fourteen rhinos

A Kenyan conservation project is celebrating the birth of fourteen rhinos last year.

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Rhinos are some of the most endangered animals throughout the world, but a particular Kenyan conservation project is doing all that they can to protect the species, finding great success.

The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya is home to 165 black and white rhinos, which happens to be around a sixth of the country’s total population.

Last year was a fantastic year for the project and its rhinos, as it saw the birth of six black rhinos and eight white rhinos in the conservation area.

This news is extremely welcome, as rhinos are critically endangered with only around 5,500 left in the entire world.

“Kenya is only home to slightly over 1,100 rhinos, making every rhino birth a triumph for conservation in the country,” said Wanjiku Kinuthia to Lonely Planet, “to us, the rhino is an umbrella species – when you protect rhino you make the landscape safer for both people and other wildlife species.

“Benefits from conservation, such as tourism, trickle down to people, and last year, Lewa supported 21 government-owned schools, provided educational bursaries to 426 children, 40,000 people got healthcare from our four health clinics, and 1,800 women got funding to support their small businesses.”

Kenya is one of the world’s most stunning wildlife locations, making the country a top priority destination for singles on holiday, and projects like this so very important.