For the first time ever, a rhino has been poached for its horn in Europe. The juvenile, four year old animal was shot three times in the head before having its horn chainsawed off in a zoo outside Paris on the 7th March 2017. The big question is, what are we going to do about this? It is very clear that the current situation is not working. Rhino poaching has fallen marginally in Africa this year compared to last year, but we are barely three months into 2017, and the anti-poaching initiatives are increasing every day.
This Thursdays podcast with Ivan Carter will be one to listen to. Recorded before this incident, we discuss the trade of rhino horn and search for a change to preserve the species. Importantly what can we do?
Keep an eye out on your podcast app for the new release Thursday 9th march, and in the mean time go and check out the lengthy interview we did with Ivan carter a few months back, tackling rhino poaching along with a whole host of related topics. Picture: Byron Pace with orphaned rhino SA 2009.
Podcasts supported by the Scottish Association for Country Sports (www.sacs.org.uk) and by the products we give away as prizes every two weeks, including Bushnell, Hornady, Caldwell and Surefire.
Download podcast #30 Ivan Carter below.
New podcasts on Rhino and conservation initiatives out 9th March 2017 #46: