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Rhino sales bring in over R80m

2014-08-21 14:39

Cape Town - SA National Parks (SANParks) has made over R80m following the sale of 354 rhino since 2010, Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa revealed this week.

Replying in writing to a parliamentary question, Molewa said she could not reveal who the rhino were sold to due to "exposure and security risks", but said the money from the sales would be pumped into various conservation projects.

"SANParks accumulates all income from the sale of animals in a special fund called the Park Development Fund," she said.

"This fund is used by SANParks for numerous conservation-related projects, including acquisition of land for inclusion into national parks, research projects in the biophysical and social sciences relevant to national parks, scientific reports, and community beneficiation projects."

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