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WildLife Group of the SAVA Standard operating procedures for rhinoceros horn stockpile management in KwaZulu-Natal – Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife Background A process was started in 1999 to develop a standard procedure for the receipting and recording of rhinoceros horn recovered at Protected Area level. The system was adopted and is implemented at all protected areas in KwaZulu-Natal. Procedure • Recovery and transfers • All horns recovered must be recorded and documented as follows: • From Field to Section Ranger • All field rangers and all staff based in rhinoceros reserves including contract workers to be instructed that ALL rhinoceros horns from natural or poached carcasses found in the field MUST be reported and handed in to their supervisor immediately (within the same day). • Field Rangers recover horn from the carcass – informs Section Ranger. • Patrol data must be collected and entered int H]X[Y[Y[\[H܈X\X\K(H]\[X]H[\Y[H [[ܝ[B]X\K(H[Y[X]\ܝY^[][RV[S][[YH R֓H\X[H]X\H\[\]H[H [[ܝ[H]X\K(Hܛ\[\X\H] X]YH[[[ٙ\[HXYHHX[ۈ[\(HܛXYHX[ۈ[\܈ٙX\[\K\YHX\][Y[[\(H[[ܞHX\۝Z[ \X]BY\΂(HܚY[[Y[[\Xݙ\YHܛ¸(H\HH]Z[Y[X[ۈ[\[[ܞHX\¸(HY\X\[HH[\ܛMHX[ۈ[\XY\XHXY]X\\”X[ۈ[\\Y\ܛ]X\[Z[΂[[ܞHX\HXY\XHXY]X\\¸(Hܛ[HXܙY[H[\šܛY\\[[YYX][H[]\XZ]YHHY[[H[\ܘ\HZY[œ[HۙXY[\Y\\X^B][Z\[][ۈوܛ¸(Hܛ[\Y[Y\\]\YY\˂HXY\XHXY]X\\^[][V[KS][[YHXY]X\\¸(H\[[Y[HXYH]R֓XY]X\\YܙH[ٙ\[Hܛ8$۝XHXYH[\ۚX[H K[XZ[܈\Y\Y]H[[H۝X]Y[HX\Y[[H[\(H[[ܞHX\X\[HHܛ Y\\ܛY\YۙY ۙH[XZ[˜]R֓XY]X\\ۙH\]\Y[[Y]XY\XHXY]X\\˂(H[\ܛH[ܝY[ۘX[Y۝Z[\[\ܙY]HXY[ZXK(HH[Z[[][H[\]\HY][[ܝ[ܛ(HH]\]\H\YY]H\]]X\[HYYXY^[\[H\ܝ]\H\YY]H[ZKX]]X]XYH]]X\[HYYXY^[\ˈH]\[\ܝ]\]HH[ \ۙH[ ܈Y[˜[][X][ۜ]X^H[\]Y\\\[K[]Z[XH[]\\[\Š][RHٝ\[\]۝\[ZX]H܂][RRJH[Hܛ(HHZXHX^HHY[][Y[\[H\[\[\˂(HHZXH]\H[HYܝHۙ][ۋ