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South Africa: The Fight Against Rhino Poaching, Choppers May Be Grounded

Animals  (tags: wildlife, rhinos, endangered, conservation, ethics, extinction )

- 2606 days ago -
The much touted and highly successful method of using helicopters to fight rhino poaching will come to an end on Monday unless new sponsors are found to support the programme. Closure of the programme will mean open season for rhino poachers.


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Elize Labuschagne (181)
Wednesday April 25, 2012, 4:30 am
The choppers can be used to fly every Tom Dick and Harry around ? Why not to save our wildlife ?

Elize Labuschagne (181)
Wednesday April 25, 2012, 4:33 am
Sponsors :: Where are you ? Do you just support corrupt sports ?

Ruth C (87)
Wednesday April 25, 2012, 6:53 am
I agree with Elize Labuschagne, why not use to save the wildlife!

Lisa N (202)
Wednesday April 25, 2012, 7:35 am
With an 84% reduction in poaching, this is the last thing those wanting to protect the rhino want to hear. That they are pulling up stakes. Where is the sponsorship??

Michela M (3964)
Wednesday April 25, 2012, 8:20 am
Thanks!! Noted!!

Nancy Roussy (79)
Wednesday April 25, 2012, 8:58 am
There is only one way to fight and win the war against poaching and that only way is by mutilating and killing everyone involved in it!

Susan S (187)
Wednesday April 25, 2012, 12:27 pm
Hopefully someone will come forward to sponsor this vital program. Maybe WWF could come up with some funding??

Mary T (178)
Wednesday April 25, 2012, 7:27 pm
Noted with great sadness, Thanks Jill.

Danuta W (1251)
Thursday April 26, 2012, 3:08 am
Noted. Thank you.

Kim O (396)
Thursday April 26, 2012, 6:45 pm
I wonder if Bob Barker knows about this??? He would be a great high profile sponsor. I wish there were more people like him with the money that would jump on Bob's bandwagon and leave a living legacy. Thanks Jill

Virginia Esquer (8)
Thursday April 26, 2012, 11:26 pm

Harshita Sharma (137)
Friday April 27, 2012, 12:52 am
noted. Thanks for sharing.

greenplanet e (155)
Friday April 27, 2012, 1:26 am
I hope this can be stopped somehow.

KS Goh (0)
Friday April 27, 2012, 1:44 am
Thanks for the article.

Alet Coetzee (59)
Friday April 27, 2012, 4:22 am
Noted, thanks. hope someone will help or sponsor this program.

Shelly Peterson (213)
Friday April 27, 2012, 10:21 pm
KIM O!!!, our friend, that is a great suggestion!!!.....(what about the politics, Like lisa pointed out , the success rate has been wonderful, just since october...Jill, and those in the "know", how hard are the "politics", playing against this useful solution???..( so that WE can LOGICALLY PETITION, THAT WILL BE AFFECTIVE!?!)

Amy E (66)
Monday April 30, 2012, 12:21 pm

Veronique L (209)
Saturday May 19, 2012, 1:49 am
Sadly noted...hope they find a new sponsor soon
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