So that I am not accused of the common practice of pseudo- environmentalists who fight for your money so that they can “fight” for survival of some cuddly and photogenic creature, Darwinism be damned, I mention an animal not even its mother like. Only joking. I know nothing about maternal instincts of rhinoceros.
They, male or female, are not doing well:
According to the South African National Parks (SANParks) “Since January (2015), the country has lost almost 100 rhinos, with the Kruger National Park (KNP) being the hardest hit in terms of numbers at 33, followed by the North West Province at 18 and 12 from the Gauteng Province. … Four black rhinos have also been poached. … the criminals are highly organised and have vast resources including highly sophisticated technology at their disposal. …We are dealing here with organised crime and hardened criminals linked to notorious syndicates that the SAPS and Interpol are also looking for. We know that our combined efforts will reap fruitful results in the near future and SANParks stays committed to making every effort to wipe out this assault that is threatening our natural heritage.”
Somehow I feel I heard it all before.
“The KNP is home to between 9,000 and 12,000 white rhinos, a large percentage of the approximately 19,000-strong South African population. Between 580 and 650 black rhinos of the country’s population of 1,670 black rhinos are also found in Kruger. The other national parks with rhino populations collectively have an estimated 124 white rhinos and 107 black rhinos.
Not only does the KNP house the majority of rhinos resident in any one property in the country, but it also holds about 300km of the eastern international border of the country. This makes it easier for such criminals to elude the arm of the law by escaping into the neighbouring countries. …”
Hmm. The African people and their rulers do not talk to each other? Do not cooperate? Legacy of European colonialism perhaps? They had more than a half of century to eliminate those unfair, arbitrary colonialist borders.
“…Dr. Mabunda said having recently visited Tanzania, he was saddened to hear that a population of over one thousand Eastern African Diceros michaeli sub species of rhino has been reduced to ten rhinos since 1960.”
Since 1960? It would not surprise anybody but an academic or the ABC propaganda consumer that the United Republic of Tanzania is an one party state. In 1961 and 1963 respectively, Tanganyika and Zanzibar became independent of the western white imperialists and joined in 1964 to be Tanzania. Bad news for the rhinos and other animals, good news for socialist kleptocracy.
I doubt that many white male imperialists and ex-colonialists drink powdered rhino horn to increase their sexual potency; that is strictly Asian ‘science’. Nor they are likely to covet rhino hilt daggers. Nevertheless, in the eyes and in the propaganda of the Left it is all our fault anyway. The Chinese communist princelings, Saudi parasites and Yemeni warlords are blameless.