Rangers donate money for anti-poaching

2013-02-22 12:00
Black rhino. (Green Renaissance)

Black rhino. (Green Renaissance)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Cape Town – The Kruger National Park announced that honorary rangers, on behalf of Lasher, will donate R260 000 toward anti-rhino poaching on Friday.

This comes after the number of rhino poached in South Africa since 1 January 2013 has increased to 102. 

On Tuesday evening five suspected rhino poachers have been arrested in Phalaborwa, apparently while on their way to the Kruger National Park.

This means that a total of 40 alleged poachers, among them three alleged couriers, have been arrested since the beginning of the year, SANParks said on its website.

In 2012, South Africa was losing up to three rhino a week. This year the number of rhino poached has decreased to two per week.

South Africans are urged to report incidents of poaching and tip-offs to the anonymous tip-off lines 0800 205 005, 08600 10111 or Crime-Line on 32211.

– Follow Chantelle on Twitter.
Read more on:    sanparks  |  rhino poaching

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


Amazing solar inventions!

Solar power is lighting up the world, and not just on rooftops anymore.



Prince George the green prince?
Lean, green, drifiting machine
One man's $1 million vision for an eco Africa
China's air pollution at doomsday levels

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts

There is a tendency to get too caught up in group dynamics and high expectations and ideals, that your own personal needs and...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.