How they Rescue Poachers in KZN

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  1. BRICKBURN

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    Rhino poachers shot dead in KZN


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    The bodies of three alleged rhino poachers were removed from the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park in northern KwaZulu-Natal on Thursday after a shootout a day earlier.



    Rhino poaching has been on the increase in the northern KZN reserve‚ with 21 killed so far this month.

    In just two days last week‚ seven rhino were killed - six of them on World Rhino Day.

    By the end of last week‚ 115 rhino had been killed in KZN since the beginning of 2016.

    On Wednesday‚ anti-poaching rangers encountered suspected poachers in the reserve. The three men were killed in a shootout. SAPS units and IPSS Medical Rescue teams spent three hours recovering the bodies.

    "An intensive three-hour joint operation took place yesterday to recover the bodies of three alleged poachers‚” said IPSS spokesman Candace Grobler.

    “Rescuers recovered the bodies of the poachers from a deep ravine in the bush of Hluhluwe game reserve. The deceased were accessed on foot after the rescuers were dropped off by a SANDF Oryx helicopter. The deceased were carried out of the dense bush by the rescuers to a staging area where they were winched up into the airframe before being flown out‚" said Grobler.

    According to KZN Ezemvelo Wildlife spokesman Musa Mntambo‚ 91 poachers had been arrested in 2016 compared to 49 in 2015.

    Matthew Savides | 30 September, 2016
    Image by: Larry Bentley/Zululand Observer
     

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    Darn what a shame. But a "deep" ravine near the coastal town of Hluhluwe?
     
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    Got what they deserved? Maybe I'm too harsh..
     

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    In a "shoot out" with the Anti poaching squad, they got exactly what they deserved.
    They had the choice to throw down their weapons. They apparently did not.
     
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    Wise choice I'd say. :ROFLMAO:
     
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    New package Marius?
     
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    It's early in the morning here Marius, so my brain isn't fully functioning yet, so no I'm not seeing it?
     

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    Always thinking Marius.
    There goes parks squandering another opportunity for conservation and sustainable hunting.
     
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    The first thing that came to my mind was how this story reinforces the argument that lawful hunting is not the problem. That the dollars that legal, ethical hunting brings in seems to be the most effective manner to combat these animals (the two-legged kind). It seems that those opposed to hunting just refuse to face the reality of what's going on in the world.

    But...like Phil, it's early and I haven't had my second cup of coffee yet so maybe I'm missing the point as well. :A Tongue:
     

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    ...and you know this works because....:eek:;)
     

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    This is getting really intense.
     

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    Yes,are these trophies exportable.Taxidermist Costs?
     
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    Hyena & Jackal have to eat too
     
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    Out here in Lanark we call it the triple S rule. Shotgun, Shovel and a Short Memory ;)
     
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