PUBLICATIONS

We have various papers written that are free to download. Please have a read!

  • (Kasmani, 2014): Endangered and guarded from birth - a baby white rhino

    Rhino horn has become such a valued illegal commodity that the Kenya Wildlife Service has White rhino mother and her months-old baby under 24-hour surveillance. I was privileged to spend an entire morning watching the bond between the two in Meru National Park.

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  • (Patton and Genade, 2014): Birth of a wild white rhino calf at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Uganda

    It is extremely rare to witness the birth of a rhinoceros calf in the wild, let alone video the experience. Unlike many free-ranging rhino populations living in protected areas, the white rhino population at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary in central Uganda is monitored 24 hours a day.

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  • (Patton, 2014): From tracking down terrorists to contributing to conservation

    Johannes Jacobus Genade is the owner/manager of Amuka Lodge set in the pristine woodlands of Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary in central Uganda. This new build lodge was officially opened in August 2011 and marked the remarkable journey of Johan Genade from an army ‘squaddie’ into full time Wild Life conservation.

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  • (Patton, 2014): Stepping up from a scout to a guide

    When your continued existence relies mainly on the income from a stream of visitors experiencing a safe and memorable adventure, you have to be sure your staff are "at the top of their game".

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  • (Patton, 2014): Nasty or nice? The real rhino

    Give a dog a bad name’ or ‘mud sticks’ – these expressions can aptly be applied to the much maligned rhino. While many people believe it is wrong to kill the animal for its horn and give generously to rhino conservation, far more consider the rhino to be a ‘nasty’ animal not worthy of their support. Stand by a rhino paddock at any zoo and you will hear parents warning their children that the rhino they are looking at is aggressive and dangerous so, from an early age, a negative image is established. At a time when rhinos are being killed indiscriminately with over 900 poached so far this year, the public image of the rhino needs to be put right if they are to be saved from extinction.

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  • (Patton and Genade, 2013): Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary - the first 10 years

    Once there were hundreds of eastern black and northern white rhinos in Uganda, but through legal over-hunting and illegal poaching they became officially extinct in 1983. In 1997, a group of conservationists created the NGO Rhino Fund Uganda to raise funds to reintroduce rhinos to the country. So it was that the first fence posthole for the new Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary (ZRS) was dug in October 2013.

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  • (Patton, 2013): The Bizarre and the Beautiful – birding in a Ugandan rhino sanctuary

    The Lugogo swamp runs along the whole of the southern border of Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary in Uganda. With an early start to arrive at the water’s edge at daybreak and after a short walk, the chances are high that there will be a lone Shoebill Stork in the shorter grass in front of the tall papyrus reeds.

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  • (Patton, 2012): From Survival to Sustainability – conservation in practice

    Abandoned. You would have excused Angie Genade of thinking the rhino conservation project at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary had been abandoned when she took on the role of Executive Director of Rhino Fund Uganda (RFU) in September 2008.

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  • (Patton et al., 2012): Dispersal and social behaviour of the three adult female white rhinos at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary in the immediate period before, during and after calving

    The paper presents details of the dispersal and social behaviour of the three adult female white rhinos at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary in Uganda in the period one month before, the month during and one month after calving where published information from other reserves is limited.

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  • (Patton et al., 2011): The behaviour of white rhinos at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Uganda, with particular reference to night-time activity

    There used to be several hundred northern white rhinos (Ceratotherium simum cottoni) and eastern black rhinos (Diceros bicornis michaeli) in Uganda. The northern white rhino could only be found to the west of the Albert Nile while the eastern black rhino could only be found in the north and east of Uganda (east of the Albert Nile and north of the Victoria Nile). In the 1970s a small number of both white and black rhinos were translocated out of their range to Murchison Falls National Park.

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  • (Patton, 2011): Making conservation pay - a tale of two lodges

    Enclosing wildlife in a fenced area, often termed a sanctuary or conservancy, prevents the natural inflow and outflow of the animal population. Management of the wildlife has to be by human intervention and comes at a cost. If endangered species are involved, the costs can be particularly high as special measures are required, not least for ensuring security.

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  • (East African Wildlife Society, 2009): Bringing rhinos back to Uganda

    Uganda was once the home to thousands of rhinos but, by the 1960s, the numbers were down to around only 400 Eastern Black rhinos (Diceros biconis michaeli) mostly in Kidepo Valley National Park and Murchison Falls National Park and 300 Northern White rhinos (Cerathotherium simum cottoni) mainly in Murchison Falls NP.

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