Anti poaching and monitoring work

KZN’s main activities are anti-poaching and wildlife and habitat management. The threat of rhino poaching is higher now than it has been since the mid 1990s, and in recent months, a number of rhinos have been poached in KwaZulu Natal. The trends indicate a significant global increase in the demand for rhino horn, and rhino protection is currently given top priority in Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park. Experience has shown that the best way to combat poaching is through direct anti-poaching work, coupled with sound neighbour relations and environmental education programmes.

Monitoring and evaluation

Black rhinos are individually identified and monitored, but not the white rhinos. At present, the focus is very much on anti-poaching activities, as the Park has suffered a number of losses over the last two years.

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