Buffett donates R255 million for rhino conservation

American philanthropist Howard G. Buffett, the eldest son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett, is currently in South Africa to make a donation in aid of the protection of rhinos from poaching. (#Aid4Rhino)

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Washingtontimes.com reported that Buffett was to meet with SA government officials and conservationists to discuss the slaughter of rhinos, whose horns are prized in some Asian countries for their supposed medicinal properties.

Buffet said that, although he was motivated by the need to protect wildlife, a major concern was that profits from poaching were helping fund rebel wars across Africa and terrorist groups around the globe.

Last year, more than 1 000 rhinos were poached in South Africa, which is home to about 20 000 white and black rhinos, or some 80% of the world’s total population.

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