Position: Rhino Ranger since 2012, Torra Conservancy
Job responsibilities: Monitoring and protecting black rhinos
“Last year, there was a serious drought in the northwest and most of our rhinos were in very bad condition, very thin. This year we’ve had some rain and the rhinos are looking quite good.
These animals are our future. Since I was young, I travelled around with my father, Sebulon Hoeb who worked for Save the Rhino Trust since 1990, so in many ways, this is my family inheritance.
I love my job and this connection to my father. My daughter, and brothers and sisters are excited when I receive awards. I recently won awards for Best Patrol of the Month, Best Photo of the Month and Best Patrol of the Year at the Rhino Rangers annual prize giving.
Most of our Conservancy income comes from tourism and now is a very difficult time because of this coronavirus. The income from tourism pays for salaries, development of conservation areas, servicing water points, equipment; and without tourism, we will lose hope.
But we are staying in the field, committed to our jobs to monitor and protect rhinos.”