UNEP-GEF Rhino Programme

The primary objective of the UNEP-GEF Rhino Programme is to improve the effectiveness of efforts to combat wildlife crime in South Africa’s Protected Area System, focused on rhinoceros, through improved forensic technologies and capacity

strengthened data gathering, sharing and analysis systems at the national level, and enhanced cooperation structures and mechanisms at the international level to support law enforcement efforts along the whole trafficking chain. The three primary outcomes are: Use of forensic technology to combat rhino poaching and the illegal rhino horn trade; Information sharing and analysis for more effective law enforcement among national actors to tackle rhino poaching and the illegal trade in rhino horn; and cooperation and exchange at the international level to tackle poaching and the illegal trade along the whole trafficking chain.