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Lammers, I., 1998. Zo leg je stroperij aan banden. Panda 1998 Winter: 12-13, figs. 1-2

Location: Africa - Eastern Africa - Sudan
Subject: Distribution - Records
Species: White Rhino

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Due to the war, Kes Hillman Smith and her husband Fraser Smith are worried about the future of the northern white. They had to relocate with their family to Nairobi. The park wardens in Garamba should quickly get cars, fuel, weapons, and radio-equipment, due to the war everything is gone. Happily the rhinos are a bit protected because the grass is 2 m high at this time of the year and the animals are hard to find. Poachers come from Sudan and they move around in the park. We have to do something before the grass burns after a few months.
This summer Kes made her last flight above the reserve. They saw 18 rhinos, very few compared to other times. Shocking is that there were 49 poacher's camps within the park bundaries.
In July Kes had her first talk with the government in Congo. The minister of the enviroment, Angulu Mabenge, led the talks. WWF has agreed to send a technical advisor to the headquarters in Kinshasa, we need to help the new government to find its feet.

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