Kwantu game reserve lost another rhino to poachers over the weekend. The reserve is a short drive from my house, the report in my local newspaper tells me that the horn, which is all that they took sells for up to S.A.Rand 700,000 (£60,000) presumably in the far east.
This female was still nursing her 12 month old calf, there is now concern about the calfs well being. She had successfully produced 2 calves previously, this is not just a blow to Kwantu and eco-tourism but nature conversation as a whole.
I wrote about Kwantu losing a rhino to poachers last year, Mr Jeeva who is referred to as the ‘Chief Executive’ in the article is one the largest benefactors of The Quest School for Autism in the country, it makes me doubly angry.