Sunday, August 28, 2011
Goldman Prize to a Rhino-Lover
According to the US Fish and Wildlife Service, By the early 1990's, only 370 black rhinos survived in Zimbabwe. With
intensive anti-poaching efforts, and active translocations and
interventions, the rhinos have made a phenomenal recovery in spite of
Zimbabwe's current economic crisis. The population continues to grow, now
numbering 430 black rhinos and 244 white rhinos.
Raoul DuToit and his team, the Lowveld Rhino Trust, deserve much of the
credit for this miraculous recovery. They work tirelessly to keep tabs on
rhinos and to keep them alive and well. When rhinos wander into insecure
areas, they literally move them out of harm's way: darting and then driving
them from high-risk areas to safer locations. With USFWS support Raoul has
treated more than 100 injured rhinos per year for gunshot, snare and other
wounds, and returned them to the wild.
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And here’s an interesting article a friend sent to me. Tell me what you think.