It was a cool and rainy morning for a game drive. The weather and lush green landscape, combined with the curves in the road, made it difficult to spot wildlife until we were within close proximity.
We idled behind this rhinoceros as it crossed the road, disappearing into the misty fog.
With rhino poaching rates steadily increasing each year in South Africa (over 1,000 recorded poachings last year), it breaks my heart to think the rhinos I’ve seen in the parks I’ve visited may no longer be there.
Marie is AWF's former Membership Services Associate. With her background in the travel industry and experience living in Southern Africa, she is most interested in how the right balance of conservation and tourism can benefit both people and wildlife. She is an avid photographer and blogger, and shares these passions on her website One Carry-On Travel.
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