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South Africa's rhino poaching crisis deepens, increased protection is needed!

The battle to save South Africa's rhinos from poaching is far from being won and has taken a troubling turn, with the number of killings rising in 2023. Despite government efforts, 499 rhinos were hunted down last year, marking an increase from the previous year. South Africa, home to most of the world's rhinos, is facing a critical challenge in protecting these iconic animals.
The majority of the killings occurred in the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, underscoring the urgency of action in this region. While efforts to combat poaching have seen some success in areas like the Kruger National Park, criminal groups have shifted their focus to other vulnerable areas.
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South Africa's Environment Minister, Barbara Creecy, has acknowledged the alarming trend and highlighted ongoing efforts to tackle poaching. However, conservationists argue that more resources and urgent action are needed to address the crisis effectively.
The spike in rhino killings is not just a conservation issue but also reflects broader challenges related to wildlife trafficking and criminal activity. As travel restrictions have been lifted since the end of the pandemic, international traffic has been increasing again.
It's time for South Africa to prioritise the protection of its rhinos and take decisive action against poaching!






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  • Tabitha Kimani

    6 w

    The government of South Africa has failed and may be we need external assistance to call for serious actions.

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    • George Kariuki

      6 w

      The rise in South Africa's rhino poaching is devastating news! We cannot stand by and watch these magnificent creatures disappear.

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      • walter lungayi

        6 w

        Increased protection measures are essential to safeguard these magnificent creatures from the threat of extinction.

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        • winnie nguru

          6 w

          This is worrying..The people need to stop seeing animals as a source of livelihood and the government also needs to put stringent rules and penalities for poachers

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          • Kevin

            6 w

            Quite saddening that poachers still roam in our midst. The law should catch up with them and prevent this indiscriminate slaughter of endangered species

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            • Princess

              6 w

              We must act swiftly to address this crisis and safeguard these magnificent animals from further harm.

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              • johnte ndeto

                6 w

                Serious measures should be put in place to protect the rhinos from extinction

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                  • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

                    6 w

                    This is horrific. I call on the government of South Africa to priotise protection of wildlife from. Poachers. We cannot afford to loose such an important ecosystem.

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                    • Gorffly mokua

                      6 w

                      This is sad! Protection of wild animals &their habitats should be a priority for governments and societies worldwide !!!

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                      • Rotich Kim

                        6 w

                        This is so irresponsible ,poachers are supposed to take care of the animals and not killing them everybody is supposed to make sure that animals are safe

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                        • Chris Ndungu

                          6 w

                          It's horrifying to here that poachers in South Africa are still threatening the lives of wild despite the country having able government. Serious action ought to be taken to these inhuman people.

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                          • Gorffly mokua

                            6 w

                            @chris_ndungu Completely agree! It's disheartening to hear this, despite the capable government!⚠⚠

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                          • Edwin wangombe

                            6 w

                            it is saddening to hear about poachers in this time and age as it is absurd for people to kill these majestic animals just because of their horns ... it is time for governments around the world not only in South Africa to put measures and policies that will protect these endangered animals as they might go to extinct if this continues

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                            • Gorffly mokua

                              6 w

                              @edwin_wangombe All government should urgently look into this issue before it is out of hand!

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