The carcass of a rhino. Image by: STRINGER / Reuters
Mozambique’s game rangers have helped poachers kill every single rhino in the Mozambique section of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park according to the International Fund for Wildlife Management.
“It is tragic beyond tears that we learn game rangers have now become the enemy in the fight to protect rhino from being poached for their horns,” said Kelvin Alie, Director of IFAW’s Wildlife Crime and Consumer Awareness Programme.
The game reserve had 300 rhinos in 2002, only to end up with the last 15 being killed last month.
The administrator of the park says that 30 rangers will appear in court soon, charged with being involved in the killings.