MAN POWER is being deployed in a bid to help the critically endangered black African rhino, according to a report.
The organisation said on Tuesday it would be recruiting volunteers to help with bushmeat disposal and to help organise training courses.
It said the training will be “dedicated to helping people understand how to handle bushmeat safely and responsibly”.
Manpower spokesman Paul Gwynne said the new initiative was being funded by the Government to help improve bushmeat control.
“We need to make sure we have the right people on board to get the job done,” Mr Gwynnne said.
Manpower’s regional spokesman Mark Hinton said the initiative was “part of the Government’s broader efforts to help to manage the bushmeat crisis”. “
As part of the training, people will learn how to do the job properly and how to safely dispose of the meat in order to save the animal.”
Manpower’s regional spokesman Mark Hinton said the initiative was “part of the Government’s broader efforts to help to manage the bushmeat crisis”.
“We know the numbers are very high, so we want to get this right, to get people out there, to learn how and where to dispose of this, he said.
“And so that is something we’ll be working with those who work with the meat and those who manage the carcasses.” “
It’s about understanding where the meat comes from, what they are doing to the carcass, how they’re preparing it, how much is left and how much will they put in the freezer to freeze,” he said of the initiative.
“And so that is something we’ll be working with those who work with the meat and those who manage the carcasses.”
The Government has set aside $50 million over four years for bushmeat programs to help keep the population of the endangered species at an “acceptable” level.
A study published in the journal Conservation Biology found that the number of rhinos in South Africa has risen by an estimated 1,000 per cent since 2008.
The rhino population is now on track to be about 3,000 animals, with another 3,800 still in the wild.
The report estimated that there were only around 30,000 rhinos left in South Korea.
Mr Gynne said Manpower had been working with government agencies and the industry to set up bushmeat handling courses in the country.
“These are things that will be put in place and be fully funded to support the bush meat disposal and processing,” he told ABC News Breakfast.
“I think it’s a good thing to do to help reduce the demand for bush meat.”
The programme, which is being run in partnership with the Government, will be based at the Manpower headquarters in Brisbane.
“There are some areas that are in need of a lot of the work, so this is an opportunity for us to help in a more localised way,” Mr Hisson said.