EWN’s Matshidiso Madia spends sometime at Haartzhoogte lodge where 11 rhino were poached in the space of 6 weeks...
In South Africa anti-poaching groups, breeders and government are in a losing global battle against rhino poachers – the number of rhinoceros’ killed by poachers has escalated from 13 in 2007, to 528 in the first eleven months of 2012.
For many rhino farmers like Spamer and Haartzhoogte owner Braam Van Greuning’s family, this attack signals an ending - an end to the relationship they had with all 29 rhino, an end to watching the calves fill up the reserve’s watering hole and wandering into the camp sites. It also signals the end to a much needed breeding programme that helped increase the numbers of a dying species....
Until someone comes up with a viable plan of action, South Africa and the rest of the continent will remain on a slippery slope towards a world with only the big four to show off.
New York Times, December 31, 2012
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THE DIRTY WAR AGAINST AFRICA'S RHINOS - Extinction Is Forever http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3527088396/the-dirty-war-against-africa-s-rhinos-extinction-is-forever
Independent, December 31, 2012
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ANOTHER DEADLY YEAR FOR RHINOS http://www.allaboutwildlife.com/african-widlife/another-deadly-year-for-rhinos/7942
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ALL ABOUT POACHING AND ANNIHILATION OF OUR TREASURED WILDLIFE:
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AFRICAN SAVANNAH LOsES TWO-THRIDS OF ITS LION IN 50 YEARS http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3632407189/african-savannah-loses-two-thirds-of-its-lions-in-50-years
Follow Wildlife Margrit for Indepth Info On African Wildlife - An Amazing Advocate for Wildlife http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3530944006/follow-wildlife-margrit-for-indepth-info-on-african-wildlife-an-amazing-advocate-for-wildlife
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