An innovative Black Rhino conservation project is on the go in the Eastern Cape.
The Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Agency, says a number of private game reserves and the local community are combining resources to ensure the survival of the animals.
The black Rhino custodianship project is a breeding scheme where 20 rhinos will be put together on one piece of land.
The baby rhinos will be used to establish new populations in the province.
Poaching remains a massive threat to the survival of the Black Rhino and the location of the project is kept a secret.
“The beauty of the triple arrangement where you have got the state, private land owners and the communities makes the protection of the system better because of everybody from a conversation point of view who has an interest,” says Eastern Cape parks and Tourism CEO, Vuyani Dayimani.