Wilderness Foundation offers R50 000 reward for information on rhino poachers

FEBRUARY 26, 2015

Following the killing of five rhinos in the Eastern Cape this past week, the Wilderness Foundation has called on members of the public to come forward to provide information that could lead to the arrest of the poachers.

The Wilderness Foundation, through the Forever Wild Rhino Protection Initiative and the Wildlife Operations Group, is offering a R50 000 reward for information leading to the successful arrest of those involved in this or any other rhino poaching in the Eastern Cape region.

This comes as the number of rhino poached in South Africa has shot from 13 in 2005 to 1 215 in 2014. The number killed in 2015 already stands at more than 110.

The Wilderness Foundation believes that rhino poaching will only be addressed through the collective efforts of rhino owners, law enforcement agencies and the public.

Information is also requested that will prevent further poaching incidents and lead to the arrest of those planning such acts.

If the public have any information that can assist in the apprehension of these perpetrators, they are to contact the wildlife crime and anti-poaching Tip-off Line. The number is 078 696 9494.