Relocation of black Rhinoceros
Following the signature of two agreements between the two governments on 10th October 2017, on 02nd May 2018, six black rhinoceros departed from Port Elizabeth to National Zakouma parc in Chad. The relocation of six black rhinoceros to national Zakouma parc in the Republic of Chad is a great success in terms of protecting African wildlife policies. This project become possible and a reality through both governments, namely, south African and Chadian. Both governments worked very closely with the Non- Governmental Organisation African Park in order to facilitate the relocation of six endangered black rhinoceros to Chad. This was in the framework of the strengthening of the Public Private Partnership (PPP). On 3rd May 2018, both authorities welcomed the six black rhinoceros in national Zakouma Parc. The south African delegation led by Dr MOLEWA BOMO EDNA Edith, Minister of Environmental Affairs for the event, was assisted by H.E.M T. MATLAKENG, Ambassador of the Republic of South Africa to the Republic of Chad. Mr SIDICK ABDELKERIM HAGGAR, Minister of Environment, Water and Fishery was present at the ceremony alongside of his counterpart.
The departure of six rhinoceros happened in the presence of H.E.M SAGOUR YOUSSOUF MAHAMAT ITNO, Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Chad to the Republic of South Africa. He was assisted by Colonel KASTO SOULBEL DOURI, Defence Attaché and Mr Oumar TEGUEN IDIBEI BERDE, Executive Secretary.
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