of the people on the frontline in the battle against rhino poaching. Africa
is experiencing a ferocious resurgence in rhino poaching, caused by demand
for rhino horn from Asia. South Africa, the stronghold of Africa’s rhino
population with more than 80% of the 24 000 rhinos left in Africa, has been
losing more than 20 rhinos a month. The illegal trade in rhino horn is run
by sophisticated international criminal gangs. Poachers are well-armed and
many of them have military training.