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Bervoets helps rhino conservation project in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG: Dutch Caribbean Conservationist Tadzio Bervoets recently participated in a rhinoceros conservation project in the Waterberg region of South Africa. Bervoets, invited as a part of an exchange program for conservation practitioners that are involved with the protection of highly endangered species, participated in a ten-day conservation and anti-poaching program with the Dabchick Conservancy in the Limpopo district.

“Due to my work with endangered species in the Caribbean, specifically with Sharks and Sea Turtles, I have had the opportunity to spend time on the frontline of species conservation globally. The pressures experienced by sharks and rhinos are similar; the sale of rhino horn and shark fin to the Asian market is both driven by greed and has elements of the criminal underworld involved. It was interesting to see how local communities and international organizations come together to protect the last existing members of the species on the planet while in South Africa,” said Bervoets.

Bervoets is the director of the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance and the 2016 recipient of the Euan P. McFarlane award for Conservation Leadership in the Insular Caribbean.

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