A new rhino poaching remedy to trigger alarm bells?
August 14, 2014
The announcement by South Africa Environment Minister Edna Molewa earlier this week that up to 500 rhino could be relocated from the world famous Kruger National Park to protect them from poachers was undermined by the revelation that the bulk of the animals would go to private game reserves.
Investigative journalism site Oxpeckers stated: “SANParks signed contracts with three hunting outfits based in Northern Cape reserves late last year for the translocation of 260 Kruger rhinos.
“The estimated income from these sales, in addition to a further 20 rhinos to be sold on auction, was R80-million.”
Once again, it would appear that a significantly lucrative strategy is being dressed up as a rhino conservation measure.
South Africa is already significantly out of step with world opinion as it hammers away at its bid to secure approval from…
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