Chinese Embassy invests in SA's anti-poaching efforts

Chinese Embassy invests in SA's anti-poaching efforts

The Environmental Affairs Ministry will today receive a donation towards the protection the country's wildlife. 

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Game Rangers Association of Africa

The donation of R200 000 is being made by the Chinese Embassy and Chinese Community in South Africa.

China is one of the Asian countries where rhino horn is illegally traded. 

A number of Chinese nationals have also been arrested in South Africa - some of them convicted of rhino poaching.

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Meanwhile, Environmental Affairs' Albi Modise says they'll be working with other countries to curb poaching - especially of rhino.

"We are faced with the challenge of ongoing poaching of rhinos. Poaching is part of the international global illicit wildlife trade. It's important to work with other wildlife partner countries in addressing this challenge," Modise said. 

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