Where are these missing Rhinos?
Thank you for the work you do Rhino Rescue Project
Where are #SouthAfrica’s missing #rhinos? Hundreds of rhinos have been shipped from South Africa to disreputable #zoos and #breeding facilities across the world, despite losing more than 1000 rhinos a year to poaching.
Between 2006 and 2017, amid the onslaught of a national poaching crises, South Africa shipped about 900 live white rhinos overseas. These animals are now destined to live out their lives in the zoos and breeding facilities of China, North Korea, Singapore, Bangladesh, the US, Mauritius, Russia and Vietnam.
According to the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) Draft Biodiversity Management Plan for White Rhinoceros, a receiving rhino facility abroad should only be deemed acceptable to acquire South African rhinos if it can show a high standard of husbandry and veterinary care.
The facility should also be able to maintain animal record systems, have written conservation action plans in place, contribute to scientific studies, promote education and demonstrate a risk management plan.
Read more: https://www.iol.co.za/sundayindependent/analysis/where-are-south-africas-missing-rhinos-13886384