Sky News gains rare access to a rapid response team fighting poachers in South Africa’s largest national park.
The latest official figures on rhino deaths are extremely disappointing. Despite all the increased efforts and extra money being used to fight the rhino wars, the number of rhinos poached is up by nearly 30% in the Kruger National Park.
But the teams on the frontline insist they are winning.
“We will not give up. We will win this war,” pilot Jaco Mol said, as we flew through the sprawling two million hectares which make up the national park.
Pilot Mol flies one of two new “Squirrel” helicopters now part of the park’s armoury against the poachers.