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Major Rewilding Effort: 2,000 Captive White Rhinos to Roam Free Across Africa

In an ambitious rewilding project, 2,000 captive white rhinos are set to be released across Africa over the next 10 years. This initiative, led by African Parks, a conservation NGO, comes after an unsuccessful online auction of the rhinos by breeder John Hume. The organization plans to relocate these animals to protected areas across the continent to bolster their survival prospects. John Hume, who invested heavily in creating the world's largest rhino farm, had previously faced controversy for his stance on the domestic trade of rhino horns. African Parks, known for its extensive conservation work across 12 African countries, intends to enhance the southern white rhino population, representing up to 15% of the world's wild population. This project is poised to be one of the largest continent-wide rewilding efforts for any species​​.

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