08 Aug '12, 10pm

O.R.C.A. Force Protects Critically Endangered Rhino in South Africa

O.R.C.A. Force Protects Critically Endangered Rhino in South Africa O.R.C.A. Force, Sea Shepherd’s land-based investigation and intervention unit, is currently involved in a highly successful collaboration with local organizations in an effort to enhance anti-poaching efforts within South Africa. Recently, the team received a request for assistance from the South African organisation SPOTS (Strategic Protection of Threatened Species). O.R.C.A. Force team members gladly accepted the invitation to assist SPOTS, who funded the Sea Shepherd crew’s trip to aid their rhino project. “The decision to support SPOTS was easy to make, even though currently they aren’t targeting ocean wildlife”, explains O.R.C.A. Force director Laurens de Groot. “The Asian crime syndicates profiting from the illegal rhino horn trade are exactly the same as those making huge profits from the shark fin ...

Full article: http://www.seashepherd.org/news-and-media/2012/08/08/orca...

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