The Full Moon is prime time for rhino poaching for the illegal wildlife trade by crime syndicates. It is also red alert time for the ‘good guys’.
Once wildlife and nature lovers looked forward to the rising of the full moon. It was a time for the best night viewing on game drives, from blinds and watch towers.
However, today the rising of the full moon heralds pain and death for rhino in the reserves of South Africa. This year to date 519 rhino have been brutally killed by poachers with 321 of these in the world famous Kruger National Park.
The Poacher’s Moon, as it has been dubbed, has both the heroes and the villains on high alert, both keen on keeping rhino (or getting) rhino in their sights....