A look at 2 Parks and the Protection of Rhinos: Kaziranga National Park vs Pilanesberg National Park

The well being and protection of Rhinos is in the news again.

Featured Image credits: Martin Harvey

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Bored Panta‘s article focuses on the poachers and ‘innocent people’ being killed by park workers in defense of the rhino population in the Kaziranga National Park.

A look at Bored Panta’s story:

[ Kaziranga National Park is a story of success when it comes to conservation of rhinos – but what they’ve done to achieve it is allowing its workers to shoot and even kill potential poachers. So far, the park has killed 50 people.

Rhinos are safe there – a century ago, there was only a handful of Indian one-horned rhinoceros. Now, the park hosts more than 2,400, which is two-thirds of the world’s population. However, little is talked about the fact that in 2015, more people were shot dead by park guards then the number of rhinos killed by poachers. These people all went after rhino horn, as they could be sold for as much as $6,000 for 100g and are considerably more expensive than gold. They are mostly marketed as a miracle cure for everything from cancer to erectile dysfunction.

So yes, rhinos do need protection, but this has gone too far. National park’s workers can kill a person and get away with impunity. The question is, could this kind of punishment ever be justified? And how many innocent people were killed? ]

Kaziranga National Park is a national park in the Golaghat and Nagaon districts of the state of Assam, India. The sanctuary, which hosts two-thirds of the world’s great one-horned rhinoceroses, is a World Heritage Site.

But head over to the Pilanesberg National Park for a different look at the anti-poaching Rangers.

In The Good Fight, a 3-part mini-series, presented by SIG Sauer and Media Lodge Productions, Instructor Zero and the Orion Poaching Prevention Academy come in to to help the Rangers improve fighting capabilities to meet the encroaching threat. Endangered rhinos hang in the balance as their horns can fetch up to 1 million dollars each. The Orion Poaching Prevention Academy’s number one focus is poaching prevention: monitoring, mapping, predicting, preventing.

Criminal poaching syndicates are becoming sophisticated, militarized and funding terrorist organizations. The Rangers at Pilanesberg National Park are in for the fight of their lives…but support just dropped in!

Instructor Zero and his team are training these Rangers to prevent poaching but defending themselves, their land and rhinos. According to Bored Panta, there’s a chance that ‘innocent bystanders’ have been killed.

Sounds like the Kaziranga National Park workers could use some proper anti-poacher training from Instructor Zero.



Further note on The Good Fight series:

One Ranger has been killed and 4 rhinos have been poached since the filming of this series of The Good Fight. The war is getting bigger and more dangerous. This is a fight we as a community of hunters, tactical professionals and warriors should all get behind.

To learn how you can offer your support please visit our GoFundMe page: https://www.gofundme.com/the-good-fight. Unlike most Rhino funds which never make it where it’s needed, we will directly deliver 100% of all profits for The Good Fight Anti-Poaching Fund directly to the Pilanesberg Rangers that will cover their training and new equipment such as drones, rifle slings, clothing, protective gear, surveillance equipment etc.


rhino baby and mother Image credits: Jonas Stenqvist
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