May 1, 2018


New VHF ear-tagging initiative on rhino begins

The SAWC has embarked on a new rhino tagging initiative in its study focus area using the newest technology, a VHF ear tag. Previously with its rhino capture operations, the emphasis was on rhino notching, which has worked well to date, but of late there have been some concerns raised about notching operations being duplicated...
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The rhino poaching crisis continues

No new statistics or updates on rhino poaching have been released by the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) since the publication of the last newsletter, but based on 2017 data, losses are still unsustainable… South Africa is home to 80% of the world’s 29 000 rhinos. From 2007 to 2014 the country experienced an exponential rise...
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