Friday, 12 April 2013

Rhino Poaching is a huge problem

As many of you will know Rhino poaching is a huge problem in South Africa. So when we came across an anti poaching patrol in the Kruger National Park, it was good to be able to offer our thanks for their efforts.
Rhino poachers tend not (as may be imagined) to be just a few amateurs with a rifle. On the contrary the poachers work for high powered international cartels that are buying Rhino horn at $50,000/kg or approximately $200,000 per horn. The poachers operate with the latests technology including night vision goggles, helicopters and tactics that show a high level of ability, professionalism and motivation.

However, there are many NGO's and Government organisations working to combat Rhino Poaching. Whis has lead to the OTS management assisting with the development of systems to combat poaching. After all, it is support for conservation that is at the very heart of what we do and why On Track Safaris was formed in the first place.

Join us in Africa and help to support our work in conservation.

Written by Carol Fox

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