11 Sep 2023

Over 2 000 rhinos to be rewilded


African Parks, a conservation NGO that manages 22 protected areas in partnership with 12 governments across Africa, is to rewild over 2 000 Southern White rhinos over the next 10 years.

African Parks has stepped in as the new owner of the world’s largest private captive rhino breeding operation, ‘Platinum Rhino’, a 7 800ha property in the North West province, which currently holds 2 000 Southern White rhinos, representing up to 15% of the world’s remaining wild population.

As a result of financial stress, Platinum Rhino was put up for auction on April 26, but did not receive any bids, putting these rhinos at serious risk of poaching and fragmentation.

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Source: travelnews