Rhino poaching under CoP17 spotlight

Minister of Environmental Affairs, Edna Molewa, has identified the increasing rate of rhino poaching as a matter requiring attention ahead of the Conference of the Parties (CoP17).

Speaking to 702's John Robbie on Monday morning, she said that South Africa is looking at various options to applying effective security measures. She cautioned against being emotional about the matter, highlighting the challenges in making a definitive motion.

The international conference commences on Saturday, September 24 until Wednesday, October 5 at the Sandton Convention Centre.

Listen to the interview below:

The rate at which they are multiplying and the rate at which they are being slaughtered now is no longer as it was three years ago.

Edna Molewa, Minister of Environmental Affairs

It's not just a trade issue, it's a conservation tool. If we can't use this as a conservation tool, then we are likely to have an over-population issue.

Edna Molewa, Minister of Environmental Affairs
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