Eastern Cape strengthens efforts to conserve Black rhino

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An innovative Black Rhino conservation project is on the go in the Eastern Cape.

The Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Agency,  says a number of private game reserves and the local community are combining resources to ensure the survival of the animals.

The black Rhino custodianship project is a breeding scheme where 20 rhinos will be put together on one piece of land.

The baby rhinos will be used to establish new populations in the province.

Poaching remains a massive threat to the survival of the Black Rhino and the location of the project is kept a secret.

“The beauty of the triple arrangement where you have got the state, private land owners and the communities makes the protection of the system better because of everybody from a conversation point of view who has an interest,” says Eastern Cape parks and Tourism CEO, Vuyani Dayimani.

 

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