01 Dec '11, 12pm

On patrol with Zimbabwe's wildlife defenders: the last hope for black rhinos?

On patrol with Zimbabwe's wildlife defenders: the last hope for black rhinos?

This points to a growing and cunning sophistication in the illicit procurement of rhino horns and the involvement of marksmen with specialised skills and equipment.’ These methods are working on a global scale. Just a month ago, the last Javan rhino in Vietnam met its death at the hands of poachers, and while the Ecologist was in South Africa and Zimbabwe for this report, six rhinos were killed in South Africa’s Kruger National Park in a single day. But it isn’t just the big beasts that are falling prey to poachers. Small scale subsistence poaching is also taking its toll on game such as impala, klipspringers and guinea fowl, while ‘fish-poaching’ is making life hard for raptors like the Fish Eagle, which rely on a piscine diet. So far, the Malilangwe Trust has taken a three-fold approach to dealing with the problem: anti-poaching patrols, community involvement and tourism...

Full article: http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/1152451/on...

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