African great rhinoceros in the savannah. Africa. Tanzania. Serengeti National Park.
There is a brutal irony to game ranger, Anton Mzimba, being gunned down a mere five days before ‘celebrating’ World Ranger Day on 31 July. In an ideal world, rangers would only be required to conserve and nurture wildlife, rather than protect it. But the reality of South Africa’s illegal rhino horn trade is that it is deadly, lucrative, well-organised and international.