Hoedspruit takes action against rhino poaching

The Slowvelder

In a landmark move, a top-secret mission has been accomplished by game reserves in the Hoedspruit region. After an almost unanimous decision, all rhinos in our area around Hoedspruit have been dehorned to minimise rhino poaching.  The action was kept under wraps so that poaching was not increased before the task could be completed.

This is a temporary measure to ensure the safety of our rhinos while other actions are being put into place in the region.  A rhino action group has been formed and funds are being raised to increase the protection of this species.  In Hoedspruit we are lucky to have the support of our local air force base who assist with air surveillance, and Protrack which is a private anti-poaching unit operating in all the private game reserves.  Our local police department are also very active in anti-poaching and see this as a priority. Plans have also…

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