I think my wife says it all in her tweet below 🙂
Worthy re-post on Endangered Species Day. Enjoy!
The Eastern Cape is home to a number of iconic endangered species, notably our rhino population. But it is not only our rhino that are being poached to the point of extinction!
On the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species – and also actively targeted by poachers – is the Alexandria Cycad or Dune Cycad (Encephalartos arenarius). It is unique to only a small area of the Eastern Cape in South Africa – from Nanaga in the west to Canon Rocks in the east – and grows mainly near the town of Alexandria.
Below is a video. Considering where we stand today with human caused climate change and the mounting pressure on these companies to take responsibility for their actions, this is pretty telling stuff. Make your own mind up by reading a year of investigative reporting results: