Agencies join forces against rhino poaching

2012-10-26 10:17

Johannesburg - Three KwaZulu-Natal conservation agencies have joined forces to develop ideas to fight rhino poaching, KZN Ezemvelo Wildlife said on Friday.

"The poaching of our province's rhinos can only be stopped through a collaborative effort," said Bandile Mkhize, Ezemvelo's chief executive officer.

"Our initial emphasis will be on addressing the issues identified through Ezemvelo's internal investigation of the recent poaching incidents at Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park."

The three agencies are Ezemvelo, the Wildlands Conservation Trust and the African Conservation Trust.

Last week, the department of environmental affairs said the number of rhinos killed in South Africa this year so far had reached 455.

This was more than the total figure for last year which stood at 448.

Of the 455 killed, 272 rhino were poached in the Kruger National Park.

  • Kawasaki1985 - 2012-10-26 10:24

    About time. Well done.

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-10-26 10:44

    Great news, now shoot the poachers and demand that action be taken against the Chinese and Vietnamese. Boycot all Chinese shops and Chinese imports. Together we can do it.

      malcolm.james.macleod - 2012-10-26 11:24

      "Boycot all Chinese shops" I can't believe such racist drivel gets thumbs up, disgusting. Some people are clearly just incapable of evolving past stone age mentality.

  • dorotheadoshdot.arthur - 2012-10-26 10:48

    Good news -

  • charmaine.mcdonald2 - 2012-10-26 12:06

    Thank God for all the people that are involved in saving the Rhino and the animals that are being abused by Human Beings.

  • amanda.vandenberg.758 - 2012-10-26 12:15

    Great news, they have also moved black rhinos to a place of safety (I hope)Pity that the R500 million to be allocated to the soccer next year was not allocated to saving the rhinos, the government is still not exactly doing much in that respect. Now let all of us cut our toenails and send them to the Chinese Embassy. ADDRESS: Embassy of the Peoples Republic of China 972 Pretorius Street Arcadia Pretoria 0083

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