Over the past nine years, the white and black rhino populations of the Kruger National Park have plummeted by 66.4 and 64.5 per cent respectively. Professor Keith Somerville, a writer and lecturer on African affairs, reveals the crisis behind the figures.
Image: White rhino in Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa © Keith Somerville Professor Keith Somerville applauds South Africa’s war against rhino poachers, but cautions against complacency.
In his second look at the rhino-horn trade debate, Professor Keith Somerville, applauds a recent announcement that rhino poaching in the Kruger National Park is on the decline. But is it really a downward trend, or just a re-orientation by poachers in the face of stepped-up security and a reflection of the steady decline in […]