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march 14 rhino poaching

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A total of 82 rhino have been poached in the country since January 1. File photo: Jennifer Bruce

KwaZulu-Natal - Three KwaZulu-Natal conservation agencies have joined forces to develop ideas to fight rhino poaching, KZN Ezemvelo Wildlife said on Friday.

“The poaching of our province's rhinos can only be stopped through a collaborative effort,” said Bandile Mkhize, Ezemvelo's chief executive officer.

“Our initial emphasis will be on addressing the issues identified through Ezemvelo's internal investigation of the recent poaching incidents at Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park.”

The three agencies are Ezemvelo, the Wildlands Conservation Trust and the African Conservation Trust.

Last week, the department of environmental affairs said the number of rhinos killed in South Africa this year so far had reached 455.

This was more than the total figure for last year which stood at 448.

Of the 455 killed, 272 rhino were poached in the Kruger National Park.


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