I thought long and hard about posting this because I love KNP and we are loyal annual visitors.
Poaching in KNP is out of control. The government and Sanparks are losing the battle. Someone on Sanparks forum, a Kruger park visitor found a mutilated rhino corpse next to a tourist road in the park in the last day or so. Not out in a remote area of KNP, but next to a regularly used tourist road. 600+ rhino have died this year in South Africa, more than half in Kruger. Anti-poaching patrols are putting lives on the line every day and night. These brave people are being undermined directly or indirectly by the inaction, apathy or underhanded actions of others. It is time to draw a line in the sand. The time for hand wringing is over. If you care about the future of rhino in Kruger National Park (and in general) PLEASE do the following:
go to www.sanparks.org
Go to 'interact' and then Forums on the home page.
Join the forum.
Go to the Indaba Poaching thread or just start a new topic under the Kruger Park thread and voice your concern. Let your feelings and concerns be heard. Do it now. PLEASE.
International voices are loud. Tourism dollars speak the loudest.
Thank you for reading.