San Parks has refuted claims that it is in crisis and losing the battle against Rhino poaching. The conservation body says it's still committed to combating poaching.
More than 581 Rhino have been poached since January, with only 159 suspected poachers arrested. The Kruger National Park remains hardest hit.
Despite criticism San Parks says it’s not being defeated in its conservation efforts.
Chairperson of San Parks Kuseni Dlamini says the war on rhino poaching is very important and a priority and they are working very hard.
"Yes, we are facing an onslaught but we are fighting back and there are no crises."
San Parks also rejected reports that it’s embroiled in a management crisis, that’s led to many senior resignations and management vacuums.
The conservation body also remains adamant that there have been no Rhino sales this year.
San Parks acting CEO Abe Sibiya says there have been no sales. "There are no policies that allow sales, it’s a decision that’s determined by relevant circumstances."
San Parks has scheduled a strategic meeting with its board and says new options to strengthen anti-poaching efforts will be focused on.