Urgent action is needed to halt the scourge of rhino poaching that is decimating SA's rhino population, particularly in the Kruger National Park (KNP) which has already lost 40 rhinos so far this year, writes Legalbrief.
An editorial in the Cape Times underscores this point by stating: 'The first requirement is for the Mozambican authorities to finally understand that they cannot stand by while the killers keep launching their sorties from their territory into South Africa's flagship park that is not only sanctuary to a most wonderful collection of wildlife, but also a drawcard for tourists from all over the world.' The editorial warns: 'There is no reason why Maputo should continue to be treated with kid gloves by Pretoria and all the rest. It should be made to act, not least because the Kruger National Park forms part of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park, the million-hectare conservation area which straddles South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.'
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