SA Opposition Party Wants Action Against Rhino Poaching

South Africa’s official opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) party last week urged President Jacob Zuma’s government to pressure Zimbabwe and other neighbouring countries to act to curb exports of poached rhino horns. DA water and environmental spokesman Gareth Morgan said: “South Africa needs to put pressure on our neighbouring countries, most notably Mozambique and Zimbabwe, to ensure that those countries make it far more difficult for illegally-gained rhino horn to leave the continent for foreign markets.” Morgan called for a multi-stakeholder approach to curb poaching activities in the region. “Winning the war against rhino poaching will be a difficult task. The demand for rhino horn from markets in Asia is growing, and its high value means that criminal syndicates will go to great lengths to obtain horns.”

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