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Exclusive: Inside Battle Against Rhino Poaching

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Sky News gains rare access to a rapid response team fighting poachers in South Africa’s largest national park.

Source: Exclusive: Inside Battle Against Rhino Poaching

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.

Tragic reality exposed: Rhinos ‘will be extinct by year 2020’ | Nature | News | Daily Express

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Tragic reality exposed: Rhinos ‘will be extinct by year 2020’ | Nature | News | Daily Express.

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The slaughter of both white and black rhinos has soared in six years. In 2007, 13 rhinos were poached, but last year that number rose to 1,004.

Criminal gangs, and even terror groups like Al Qaeda, are making millions of pounds a year by hacking the animals to death for their horns.

Many of the horns are ground into powder and used as traditional medicine in the Far East to treat ailments such as hangovers.

Will Travers, chief executive of the Born Free Foundation, warned last night: “There are now just 20,000 white rhino and 5,000 black rhino left in the wild. If poaching carries on at the rate it is now for six more years it will devastate the numbers.

“There will probably be no free-living rhinos as the remaining numbers will be fenced off in military-style compounds which are alarmed and heavily guarded by armed patrols.”]

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