|Grantee||Frankfurt Zoological Society|
|Type||Protected Area Management|
The eastern black rhino, found in northern Tanzania, Kenya and Rwanda, is the most Critically Endangered of the three black rhino subspecies in Africa, and the Ngorongoro-Serengeti-Mara Ecosystems’ free-range population is rated by the IUCN-SSC African Rhino Specialist Group as crucial. This long-term program provides support, where needed, to the government protection institutions, to help ensure the ongoing monitoring and protection of this continentally important wild black rhino population, all the while improving capacity. These grants provide aerial surveillance support, vehicle upkeep as well as the complete overhaul of up to six off-road patrol vehicles to boost the fleet available for rhino protection in the Ecosystem. This support will assist the government of Tanzania reach their goal of a >5% annual growth rate in rhino numbers.