SRT launches new Info Centre
Save the Rhino Trust recently launched an information centre at its base camp, Mai Go Ha! near Palmwag Lodge in the Kunene Region.
Unique display stands were created using recycled drum lids. The forty eight recycled drumlids have been mounted onto three stands, with a handle for each set of drumlids so that one can flip the drumlids to read more information on the reverse side. This offers visitors to the centre plenty of interesting material to read about rhino and SRT’s work with the desert-adapted rhino in Namibia over the past thirty years. The display includes professional photographs of rhino and the beautiful Kunene landscape as well as maps and graphs.
The information display has detailed information about Save the Rhino Trust’s three main field programmes: Field Patrolling and Monitoring, Capacity Building and Research and Evaluation. There is also a section “Fascinating Facts” that provides answers to questions such as “What is rhino horn made of?”, “Who wants rhino horn and why?” and, for school children, “How fast can a black rhino run?” and “How much does a black rhino weigh?”
Save the Rhino Trust is extremely grateful to Sonica Coetsee of S Photography & Design who donated her time and expertise to the project and to PrintWorx, Swakopmund who donated the printing costs of the 48 vinyl stickers.
A small curio shop at the Centre sells Save the Rhino Trust T-shirts, fleeces, caps and other items in order to raise much-needed funds and a donation box allows tourists to make donations to support the work of the Trust.