KZN rangers could undergo polygraph tests : Saturday 29 September 2012

KZN rangers could undergo polygraph tests

Saturday 29 September 2012 17:44

SABC

An intensive investigation is underway after the gruesome discovery of nine carcasses in the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park. (SABC)

KwaZulu-Natal conservation authorities may force their rangers to undertake polygraph tests. The action is one of the measures discussed at a high level meeting yesterday between rhino anti-poaching staff and management of KwaZulu-Natal Ezemvelo Wildlife. It follows the recent spike in poaching in the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park.

 

An intensive investigation is underway after the gruesome discovery of nine carcasses in the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park. It has also led to questions about the authorities anti-poaching methods and allegations that rangers were complicit in poaching. An outcome of the internal investigation is expected soon.

 

Meanwhile, a six-month old calf was found at her mother's carcass. Severely dehydrated, the orphan is now being treated at a reserve.

 

Sadly, she is not the only one, an abandoned one month-old injured rhino is also receiving care.

 

It is a story of survival that brings some hope in the fight against rhino poaching and the threat of extinction.

 

 

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