One of the greatest wildlife conservation failings of our time is the inability to stop the rampant rhino poaching happening throughout Africa and particularly in South Africa. South Africa is losing an average of 5 rhinos per day to poaching despite the efforts put forth by the South African government and over one hundred NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations). The irony here, as far as southern white rhinos are concerned, is that it was the South African government – in partnership with the game ranching industry – that brought the white rhino back from the brink of extinction in the 1970s.  Saving the southern white rhino from extinction is one of the great conservation stories of our time and now it is in serious jeopardy.

As recently as 2007, there were only a handful of white rhinos poached in all of South Africa. Now, we are on pace to lose as many…

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