More UAVs for rhino counter-poaching duty

Foreign grant to boost rhino counter-poaching operationsPart of a more than R230 million foreign grant to boost capacity in South Africa’s ongoing battle against rhino poaching will go to “technology applications, including drones,” according to Environment Affairs Minister Edna Molewa.

The grant, from the Dutch and Swedish Postcode Lotteries, totals R232.2 million and its arrival in South Africa was facilitated by the Stellenbosch-headquartered Peace Parks Foundation.

Molewa said the donation was the single largest contribution made by the private sector to combat rhino poaching and wildlife crime. The majority of it will be spent on enhancing existing efforts to protect rhino in South Africa, home to 83% of the continent’s wild rhino population.

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