Friday, July 2, 2010

'South Africa's Rhinos Safe--For Now,' says SANParks Head

White rhinos in Kruger National Park, South Africa

South Africa has been suffering with a soaring increase in rhino poaching, losing a total of 124 animals this year. According to Dr. David Mabunda, chief executive of SANParks (South African National Parks), the nation's rhino deaths represented only small percentages of the total rhino population. However, he also firmly persuaded the public to keep a sharp look-out for any suspicious activities in South Africa's wild lands. I think in addition to urging the public, Dr. Mabunda could have also asked for collaboration with other African nations in order to crack down on these illegal poaching activities decimating South Africa's rhinos. That way, South Africa's rhinos would be safe from the greedy hands of poachers.

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