Youth lobby group decries poaching

Endangered: Rhinos are among the world's most endangered species
Endangered: Rhinos are among the world's most endangered species

Captive Eye member Percy Mothibe says poaching is among the greatest threats to the country’s burgeoning tourism sector.

Speaking at the Bonnington Open Air Museum on Saturday, Mothibe said the youth advocacy group had lined up an Anti-Poaching Africa Beauty pageant for November in order to raise awareness on the scourge.

Mothibe said Captive Eye was concerned about high poaching rates and illegal wildlife trading in the country. He noted that while tourism was a revenue spinner for communities in many remote areas, poaching was an ever-present threat. “Tourism generates many jobs which will not be present in future if the wildlife species that attract tourists disappear and if security issues due to poaching and illegal wildlife trade are prevalent,” he said.

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