The Story of the Bubye Valley Conservancy.
This is the story of how a vast swathe of virgin African wilderness was contorted into one of the biggest cattle ranches in the world and then painstakingly transformed back again, against all odds. It’s about how the sport hunting of one wildlife species is paying for the protection of another, highly endangered species. It is also an account of how a living laboratory is formulating a land-use model that could be implemented across the continent of Africa.
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Rhino Conservation in Bubye Valley Conservancy – end of 2017 update.
The BVC continues to strive to save the country `s highest rhino population as this iconic species remains critically threatened. Unfortunately, 19 rhino were lost to poachers during 2017. It has been very frustrating for us to know that there is funding out there somewhere to enable us to be much more affective with our anti-poaching operations but we never seem to get the help we so desperately need. If we had the funding to make the top of the 450km fence more secure this would have a very positive affect. It would be tougher for the poachers to climb over the fence + they would leave signs of an incursion which would enable us to react quicker. We have no luxury of a helicopter for further quicker reaction and scout deployment in this vast area. The conservancy itself annually spends in excess of US$500 000 on rhino anti-poaching operations and is not in a position to outlay any further resources. Since the inception of the BVC in 1995 not one of the shareholders has ever taken a dividend – instead monies have been ploughed back in to the BVC for the well being of all the wild life in this area.
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The BVC remains having the most successful lion project ever in the history of Africa. Presently we have more than double the lion population that is sustainable and the negative impact on most other species is very dramatic. 25 lions will be moved during 2018 to Mozambique in the Zambezi Delta area, to start a new viable population there. The lions were killed off and now the area has, after years of protection, a high and viable prey species.