It’s official South Africa Declares War on Poachers: New Steps Taken to Curb Wildlife Crimes
The South African government has just allocated 2 million rands (approximately $270,000) to set up an anti-poaching unit. According to Buyelwa Sonjica, the water and environment minister, 55 rhinos have already been killed in South Africa this year for horns. The major focus for this National Wildlife Reaction Unit will be Kruger National Park as well as other reserves in the KwaZulu-Natal Province. 300 prosecutors and 200 magistrates have also been trained in environmental crimes in preparation for the opening of a new court dedicated to just that.
A rhinoceros on the side of the road in Kruger National Park.
A ranger with over 100 illegally trapped fish in Kruger National Park.
Two anti-poaching rangers from South Africa with confiscated wire snares.
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