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Rhino Killing – South Africa meets Hong Kong

Rhino Killing – South Africa meets Hong Kong World Rhino Day21A high level South African delegation visited Hong Kong in August and have identified information exchange, awareness and education, enforcement and technology sharing as central to efforts aimed at addressing rhino poaching in South Africa, writes Albi Modise.

The Hong Kong engagement follows the seizure late last year of rhino horns and worked elephant ivory by customs officials there. South Africa aims to send a team of experts to collect DNA samples from the seized rhino horn in a month’s time. The collection of DNA samples will aid in establishing the origin of the rhino horns and lead to possible prosecutions.

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