Keeping rhinos safe in the bush is tedious, exhausting work. Rangers spend long hours in the elements, patrolling vast areas on foot, putting themselves at risk every day.
Wouldn't it be nice if it were easier? Too bad there's not a list of known poachers on a website or in a book somewhere. Oh wait, there is!
South Africa's DA shadow Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs, Terri Stander stated that intelligence is a weakness for SA in the fight against poaching. Holding up a list, Stander said:
Why is it that I can have a list of 72 suspected poachers in my hands, but not one of these have been properly investigated let alone convicted? You can even call them on the listed telephone numbers.