Ezemvelo forced to start rhino dehorning in KZN

The dehorning initiative marks a pivotal moment in Ezemvelo’s conservation efforts.

Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife has stepped up rhino dehorning in a bid to contain the high level of poaching in the province.

The entity said it has taken ‘decisive’ action in response to the alarming surge in poaching incidents, particularly within the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park (HiP), last year.

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The number of poaching incidents has been increasing significantly in the past two years, with 102 rhinos poached in 2021, while 244 and 325 animals were poached in 2022 and 2023, respectively.

Despite concerted efforts to stop poaching, the province lost a significant 307 of the 325 rhinos poached in 2023 within HiP.

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