South African National Parks (SANParks) has begun implementation of a comprehensive rhino management strategy, starting with the relocation of a limited number of white rhinos from the Kruger National Park (KNP).
This is in line with a rhino management strategy adopted by Cabinet in August this year, aimed at curbing poaching in the country’s national parks.
Rhino poaching is a horrible real
Ranger stand at attention. We are not allowed to show faces as they live in the community.
Ranger use a metal detector while searching for clues at the crime scene.
A rhino that is still alive.
As part of a training exercise. Ranger and his dog catch a ‘poacher’
As part of a training exercise. A ‘poacher’ seen through the thick bush.
Ranger roll over a rhino that was poached a couple days earlier. They are searching for evidence and clues.
Ranger search for clues at the carcass of a rhino that was killed a couple days earlier.
Vultures circle the carcass of a rhino that was poached days earlier.
Ranger put their guns together while looking in disgust at a poached rhino.
Rangers on patrol.
A rhino and her calf run freely and alive. The vastness of the Park is incomprehensible.
Rhino bones lie just meters away from the Mozambique border. The poachers didn’t even have to walk far.
A hole in the border to Mozambique which poachers use.
A .458-caliber bullet that was found in the carcass of a poached rhino.
A ranger cuts into the carcass of a poached rhino in an attempt to get clues and evidence.
In the helicopter a ranger and his dog patiently wait during flight. Dogs are a very important fight in the War on Poaching. By flying the Ranger and his dog into the bush, it is much quicker.
ity in South Africa.