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Du Toit, R., 1994. Management of black rhino in Zimbabwean conservancies: pp. 95-99

In: Penzhorn, B.L. et al. Proceedings of a symposium on rhinos as game ranch animals. Onderstepoort, Republic of South Africa, 9-10 September 1994: pp. i-iv, 1-242

Location: Africa - Southern Africa - Zimbabwe
Subject: Distribution - Records
Species: Black Rhino

Original text on this topic:
Major breeding areas. Through direct translocations from State Land, and through redistribution of rhinos on private land during 1993, two relatively large breeding groups have been built up: 39 rhinos in the Save Valley Conservancy (south-east Lowveld) and 44 in the Bubiana Conservancy (West Nicholson area). These areas are showing good progress towards becoming Zimbabwe's 'rhino factories'.
The Bubiana Conservancy (1275 km? ) and the Save Valley Conservancy (3330 km? ) now have black rhino populations of sufficient size to meet the genetic and demographic criteria for medium-term viability. Other conservancies, such as the Chiredzi River Conservancy and the Midlands Conservancy can usefully function as satellite breeding areas. There has been no rhino poaching in the Lowveld conservancies since 1991, and, elsewhere on private land, there has been no reported rhino poaching during 1994.

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