It would appear to be a losing war, no matter what publicity is created or how many fundraisers are held the poachers are slowly but surely sending this animal into extinction.
BBC report here
Horrible graphic picture here
37 have already been slaughtered so far this year
We often get reports of poachers shot and / or arrested, (343 last year!) Lots of them from Mozambique (which borders Kruger) but the rewards obviously outweigh the risks.
Perhaps it’s time that we have a word with O’Bama and suggest that the Yanks can use Kruger to polish their drone targeting techniques, a fleet of Predators in the skies over Kruger with instructions to lob a Hellfire at anything on two legs might help.