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​R250m Donation a Boost for KNP

The South African National Parks has used the R250 million donated by American philanthropist and businessman, Howard G Buffet, to help boost measures to protect the Kruger National Park (KNP) from poachers.

Major general, Johan Jooste, head of the anti-poaching operations, points out that, “The park has upgraded their protection by upgrading ranger points by enabling them to operate helicopters, house the K9 dogs and the training of the rangers, making sure that their equipment is up to scratch.”

Activists Call for Protection of White Lions

The chief executive officer of the Global White Lion Protection Trust, Linda Tucker, says very few white lions are still roaming freely in South Africa.

Wildlife activists are calling on the world to preserve and protect rare white lions before they are extinct.

This comes as South Africa prepares to host 2016 Convention for the International Trade of Engendered Species, Cites in September.

R30m Donation for Anti-Poaching Fight

The Peace Parks Foundation says it will invest R30 million in anti-poaching efforts in Mozambique and game parks in Limpopo.

In a press statement, the Foundation declares that the funds would be spent on upgrading field communication technology used by rangers, cross-border radio communication systems, training rangers, improving their working conditions, counter-trafficking programmes, sniffer dogs, and research.

SA, Moz, Fight Rhino Poaching

South Africa has signed an anti-poaching agreement with Mozambique, a major transit route for rhino horn trafficked to Asia.
 
So far this year a total 293 rhino have been killed in South Africa with nearly half of the attacks in the Kruger Park, despite the deployment of troops to protect them.
 
Environmental Affairs minister, Edna Molewa, says the agreement “entails us working together with Mozambique to eradicate rhino poaching… so that Mozambique is not used as a transit country.”
 

Leaders Pledge to End Illegal Wildlife Trade

Leaders from 46 countries have pledged to act together to combat a growing illegal wildlife industry, following a high-level meeting convened by the United Kingdom (UK) government and the British royal family.

UK Foreign Secretary, William Hague, hailed the event as a ‘turning point” for addressing a £12 billion a year illegal trade - ranked as the fourth most valuable crime behind human trafficking, the arms trade, and drugs.

Molewa Welcomes Grant to Fight Poaching

The Department of Water and Environmental Affairs has announced that two international lotteries have pledged R232.2 million to the Peace Parks Foundation to fight rhino poaching.

Molewa further adds that, this is the largest single contribution made by the private sector to combat rhino poaching and crime in wildlife.

She explains: “We welcome this public-private partnership to help ensure the survival of the species.”

NGO Launches Anti-Poaching Campaign

Mvumbanu, a Mozambican NGO, has launched a campaign aimed at curbing the killing of rhinos in Mhinga village, north-eastern side of the Kruger National Park in Limpopo.
 
Mvumbanu chairperson, Admiro Maluleke, says in many cases the rifles from the Mozambican civil war are now used for poaching.
 
Maluleke states that the campaign, which will be operating on the borders of South Africa and Mozambique, aims to educate communities on preserving wildlife and hopefully put a stop to the killing of rhinos.

Rhino Poaching on the Decline: Molewa

Minister of Environmental Affairs, Edna Molewa, says there are promising signs that rhino poaching is now on a downward trend in South Africa.

Reporting back on progress in the implementation of the Integrated Strategic Management of Rhinoceros‚ Molewa says that nationally‚ 702 rhino had been poached since the beginning of 2016 compared to a total of 796 rhino poached between January and July 2015.

Call to Preserve Elephant Population

Victor Siamudaala, in his analysis, writes that it is only fitting that Zambia’s incredible wildlife is featured on all our banknotes.

Siamudaala if of the view that these animals, especially the African elephant, are the cornerstone of a tourism industry that contributes US$1.5 billion USD to the country’s economy every year.

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