Black rhinos, native to eastern and southern Africa, are listed as critically endangered on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) red list. In 2022, just 6,487 black rhinos roamed across the continent, with poaching posing a significant threat to their survival.
BAR Aviation’s efforts extend far beyond Uganda’s borders. It’s not only about preserving black rhinos but fostering international cooperation to protect endangered species and their habitats. The successful transportation to Chad was mainly to repopulate the region after the last two female black rhinos had lived a lonely existence for over five years.
Clinton Moodley, Head of Cargo at BAR, expressed his pride in the company’s role in this critical conservation effort: “As a company deeply committed to ethical and sustainable practices, we take great pride in contributing to the preservation of endangered species. The successful transportation of black rhinos to Chad underscores our dedication to making a positive impact on the world’s ecosystems. These Rhinos flew for over 36 hours, a journey of 4,400km (2,734 miles), and are settling in well in their Bomas. We will continue to collaborate with experts and organizations to uphold the highest standards in wildlife conservation.”
BAR Aviation is more than just a leading aviation company – it’s a champion for wildlife conservation, actively supporting global initiatives and partnering with organizations dedicated to safeguarding endangered species. Offering an extensive range of services, including private charter flights, emergency medical response, an aviation academy, maintenance, and repair, BAR Aviation is truly soaring high for a cause.
In the face of adversity, BAR Aviation continues to fly high, carrying hope for endangered species, and reminding us all that it’s never too late to make a difference. Join us on this flight towards a more sustainable and inclusive future.