The game rangers on patrol in the Kruger National Park have reported that they have found eight rhino carcasses which have been dehorned.

The high demand for rhino horn used in traditional medicine in Asia is causing the gradual depletion of the Rhino Species. Just a few years ago the Northern White Rhino Species was lost to poaching and after 443 South African Rhinos were poached in 2011, there is grave concern for the survival of the species.

It is said that the best way to protect the rhino is for the private reserve owners to keep them on private land where they are more likely to be better protected. It is on these private reserves that you will find the lodges that we support such as Lion Sands who are a family owned private reserve and passionately support the Save the Rhino Foundation.

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Illona Cross, Tanzania

Author: Illona Cross