|Grantee||Frankfurt Zoological Society|
|Type||Protected Area Management|
The eastern black rhino population found in Tanzania’s Ngorongoro-Serengeti-Mara Ecosystem is the most Critically Endangered of the three black rhino subspecies in Africa, and this population is rated by the IUCN-SSC African Rhino Specialist Group as crucial. The RRF’s grant to Frankfurt Zoological Society will provide additional support and improvements to the capability of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority to protect and monitor their black rhinos, as well as improve their ability to find outlier rhinos and provide protection. This will be done through improving rhino protection infrastructures, upgrading the rhino capture and monitoring capabilities, maintaining the upkeep of vehicles, and initiating a special joint rhino tracking unit.