South Africa – Buffet’s son donates millions to save rhinos

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Buffett’s son donates millions to fight rhino poaching

14 Mar 2014 19:10 Sapa

The Howard G Buffett Foundation has donated R255-million to fight poaching in the Kruger National Park.
The Kruger National Park is home to more than 40% of the world's remaining 22 000 rhinos. (Reuters)                    
The Kruger National Park is home to more than 40% of the world’s remaining 22 000 rhinos. (Reuters)
                                   

A R255-million fund has been set up to fight poaching in the Kruger National Park, South African National Parks (SANParks) said on Friday.

The joint fund – between the American Howard G. Buffett Foundation, South African Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) and SANParks – would be used to fight rhino poaching in the park, SANParks said in a statement.

The money would also be used to test anti-poaching tactics that can be applied in other regions of Africa.  “The effort in Kruger will create an Intensive Protection Zone (IPZ) using sophisticated detection and tracking equipment and infrastructure on…

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