28 July 2012
The SA National Parks today said that new initiatives have been launched to intensify the fight against rhino poaching in South Africa.
SANParks Spokesperson Reynold Thakhuli said that anti-poaching techniques had improved as corporations and law enforcement agencies joined the fight.
Thakhuli said that the initiatives include the use of specially trained dogs linked to global positioning systems.
He added that there is also the utilisation of a rhino horn DNA database and an increased number of game rangers.
Meanwhile the Hawks are still investigating the killing of a rhino in the Southern Cape.
Southern Cape Police Spokesperson Malcom Pojie said that the body of a rhino was found on a smallholding in Da gama`s Kop on Wednesday.
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