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Can military-style tactics help save the African rhino?

These magnificent beasts are facing annihilation from ruthless poachers, but environmentalists hope that military-style operations to move the animals across borders may help save the species.

  • Todd Pitock
  • The Age

As the sun drifts down on the rolling hills in the heartland of South Africa, Manie Van Niekerk sits with his fingers clasped in his lap. At 52, he wears his hair cropped, which along with a solid physique gives the impression of a man who cannot be easily shaken. But now he looks…

Reno 1aPeople will be gathering at his farm to take away his 32 rhinoceros the next morning. He doesn’t want to part with them. “You fall in love with the…

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