South Africa, home to the endangered elephants, rhinos, & parachuting dogs? In South Africa, about 100 elephants are killed each day for their ivory and in 2015, over 1,000 rhinos were killed for their horns. With their populations continuing to decline due to poachers, organizations have decided to take action. One of these organizations is the Paramount Anti-Poaching Group. The Paramount Anti-Poaching group main goal is to capture poachers who are killing Africa's endangered animals. Of course, they cannot catch the poachers themselves, so with that they list the help of dogs. Paramount currently has over 200 dogs enrolled, as dogs help poachers since they are "fast enough to sniff out and catch suspected poachers before they can vanish into the bush". These dogs needs to be at the site ahead of time in order to find the poachers committing their crime, so the dogs and their rangers have routine patrols in helicopters. During their patrols, when they catch any suspicious activity, dogs and their rangers parachute from the sky and are quick to action. Paramount Anti-Poaching Group has already been successfully in saving numerous rhinos and are now working to help elephants.
This article is important as it highlights the issues present in South Africa. As elephants and rhinos are endangered and becoming extinct, extra measures must be taken, leading to parachuting dogs. As these actions have been helping save rhinos, it can now help the elephants and soon many more animals around the world.