Friday, September 14, 2012
So we have now hit the mark of 381 rhino mark for the year.
I am actually quite stumped how we as South Africans can solve this problem. Yes their are site like www.stoprhinopoaching.com etc but does pumping money into the issue actually solve this at the end of the day?
Would it not be more constructive to get the buy in from the actual people that are going into these wild life parks to poach.
Its clear to see that over the last couple of months some culprits have been caught as it show that everybody is in the chain,
How can we make a difference and protect our last legacy that we can pass over to our children.
I remember a story last year about a game farmer that had started putting cyanide in the rhino horn. Jan VanDerGrootsloot... Is this what we have to resort to?
Its extremely sad but the truth is I as an individual feel completely helpless to stop this.
My kids are fortune in the fact that they have seen these amazing animals in the wild but quite soon it will only be in Zoo's
Say no to poaching, shame the people that are buying this product.............................
Extract from Iafrica.com
A total of 381 rhinos have been killed since the start of the year, the environmental affairs department said on Wednesday.
"Thus far, the Kruger National Park (KNP) has lost 236 rhinos to poaching," it said in a statement.
"Limpopo, KwaZulu-Natal and the North West provinces continue to be the hardest hit by poachers, collectively accounting for the loss of 117 rhinos."
Last year, 448 rhinos were killed, 252 of these in the KNP.
In 2010, 333 rhinos were killed, 146 of them in the KNP.
The department said 199 people had been arrested this year in connection with rhino poaching. Of these 176 were poachers, 10 were receivers of the horns, and 13 couriers.