Training and Arming Guards

The stronghold needs armed and trained guards. With our donation from the Aryn and Matthew Grossman Foundation, we have been able to provide the funds for weapons and training for the guards that look after the rhinos.

Guards are permitted to carry hunting rifles only.

And according to the law of South Africa, they may only fire defensively. Poachers on the other hand, are armed with military style AK 47s.

BRR organized that the guards receive training by Veterans for Wildife: a nonprofit organization working out of the United Kingdom. War veterans use their knowledge of warfare to train the guards for combat.

The guards rotate shifts, ensuring that the rhinos are protected 24/7.