Helicopter surveillance at the Thanda Safari game reserve, in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Pictures: Kate Whitehead

Saving rhinos: South Africa’s fight against Chinese demand for horns that’s pushing species to extinction 

From surveillance planes to witch doctors, conservationists and park rangers in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, are exploring every option in a desperate fight to save its rhinos, whose horns are worth more than their weight in gold

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Helicopter surveillance at the Thanda Safari game reserve, in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Pictures: Kate Whitehead
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Kate Whitehead

Kate Whitehead

Kate Whitehead is a freelance journalist who worked on staff at the SCMP before editing Discovery magazine. She is the author of two Hong Kong crime books - After Suzie and Hong Kong Murders - and fully intends that the next book she writes will be less grizzly.