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A unified voice for African rhinos: Continent-wide conservation plan launched

A unified voice for African rhinos: Continent-wide conservation plan launched

The plan focuses on areas where African rhino range states can work together to enhance rhino conservation, such as sharing and analysing intelligence information, re-establishing rhino across boundaries, and enhancing effective funding for conservation. It does not seek to duplicate existing national plans, but rather complement them. South Africa's Minister of the Environment, Edna Molewa , said: "I am very pleased that all eleven African rhino range states actively participated in developing this important continental plan, and hope it further enhances collaboration between range states for the good of our rhino.” Initiated two years ago by South Africa, the plan was developed at three range state meetings held in South Africa and facilitated by IUCN SSC AfRSG Chair Dr Mike Knight and Scientific Officer Dr Richard Emslie. All 11 African rhino range states– Botswana, Ken...

Full article: https://www.iucn.org/news/unified-voice-african-rhinos-co...

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