For 11 years the Bhejane Trust has been monitoring and protecting the last of the Sinamatella Black Rhino.
Bhejane Trust assists Parks in the management of the Parks estate, for the protection and future survival of these Parks.
The Bhejane Trust supplies over 1 million liters of water for our wildlife a day through the 48 game water points that we have installed and continue to maintain.
The Bhejane Trust
The Bhejane Trust is dedicated to assisting Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority in many aspects of the management and operations of the Parks estate in north western Matabeleland, including facilitating anti-poaching and deployments,research work, staff welfare, and a host of other missions, as well as it’s original Rhino monitoring program. Bhejane Trust relies on donor funding to continue it’s operations.
Bhejane Trust (“Bhejane” is the local Ndebele name for Black Rhino) is a Zimbabwe registered non profit trust, established in 2010 by two Zimbabwean conservationists, Trevor Lane and Stephen Long. The trust was initially established with the objective of monitoring of the remaining Black Rhino population in the Sinamatella area of Hwange National Park, in conjunction with the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority and the SAVE the African Rhino Foundation of Australia. The Trust has a comprehensive Memorandum of Agreement drawn up with the Parks Authority, covering their spheres of cooperation.
Black Rhino Monitoring Project
Based up at Sinamatella, Hwange National Park, the Trust launched the rhino monitoring program in 2010. where we tried to assess the Black Rhino population at the time. Unfortunately, this population had been decimated by poachers, with only a few individuals remaining. In 2019, we established the Rhino Monitoring and Protection Unit to look after these remaining rhino, while undertaking anti-poaching as an integral part of the program, and at the same time establishing the status of the remaining rhino.
Today the trust assists Parks in many aspects of their operations, not just the rhino monitoring, including assisting with ranger deployments, anti-poaching, maintaining existing and installing new solar pump units, National Parks staff welfare, helping provide for tourist camp sites, plus a host of other duties, as Parks has the enthusiasm and ability, but not the vehicles and equipment to undertake these tasks.
Wildlife Conservation and Research Volunteer Program
The Bhejane Trust runs a volunteer, or Field Assistance, program, which makes it possible for conservationists and wildlife enthusiasts to join up with the Bhejane team, and enjoy this rare and exciting opportunity to experience the real Africa of vast, remote places, and to actively assisting the conservation and survival of the magnificent wild animals which inhabit this wilderness.
Please Support the Bhejane Trust!
You can help us keep our wildlife watered and safe, and our Parks rangers in the field looking after our heritage!
All donations large and small are very much appreciated we require constant support and financing to keep our operations running, such as game water, road maintenance, rhino monitoring and parks deployments!