An analysis of antipoaching techniques in Africa: a case of rhino poaching

In the last decade the African continent has been facing a number of incidences on rhino poaching and we may be heading to rhino extinction. A number of strategies have been tried and tested to protect the rhinos in Africa. However, rhinos killed by poaching are ever increasing. Based on previous strategies to protect rhinos very little has been achieved in combating rhino poaching. This study employed an exploratory research approach whereby literature search and case analysis are used to draw conclusions on the effectiveness of the current poaching techniques. This study investigates whether the current conservation methods are still useful in addressing poaching. Literature reveals that most methods have failed to protect rhinos. Therefore, forensic tests, shoot to kill policy and new strategies maybe the only way to avoid rhino extinction.

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