Rhino Capture Essay

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GBA 490 March 19, 2013 Case Discussion: Rhino Capture in Kruger National Park Assignment Questions: 1. What SAN Parks / Kruger National Park’s is objective and vision? Is selling rhino consistent with their objective and vision? If not, then what should it be? Their objective and vision was to protect the wildlife in the South Africa National Parks. They would also generate revenue through wildlife sales, making the selling of rhino part of their vision, but they did this because they also believed in re-colonization of wildlife in case of disease or poaching. They would also only relocate the species if it didn’t endanger the species in its present location, although they didn’t intend on selling to mostly hunters. 2. Who are the suppliers of rhino and what was the average selling price of a rhino? The suppliers were SAN Parks and Kruger National Park, with the average selling price of a rhino being $30,300. 3. What is different about selling to a safari company and a hunting company? Selling to a safari company the animal will be viewed, protected, and taken care of. When it comes to a hunting company the animal will be killed for profit. Hunting companies do have to abide by rules of how long until certain animals can be killed. 4. How does a sale to a hunting and safari company affect the economy? It generates them revenue and allows them to relocate wildlife to other areas of the world. The difference is, as stated above, they will always be taken care of in a safari company unless poached, where at a hunting company they will be killed at some point. 5. What are the driving forces behind poaching? Asians and Indians both desire rhino horns and will pay $7,200 per pound, with the average rhino horn weighing six to eight pounds. Giving the poachers great resources to be able to kill and retrieve these horns very easily.

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