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An Epic Move for Rhinos

An Epic Move for Rhinos | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
After much speculation as to whether or not it would happen, the South African government has made it official. They have approved moving 500 rhino out of Kruger National Park. Of the rhino to be m...
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Be sure to read Rhino Girl's closing remarks.  The possibility of corrupt intentions is very high.

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Save Rhinos from Rampant Poaching

Save Rhinos from Rampant Poaching | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Target: President Barack Obama and U.S. Government Goal: Save the last remaining rhinos from poachers before these amazing animals go extinct *This petition is in collaboration with Care2, thereby allowing all signatures to appear in a single...
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Obama Urged to Sanction Mozambique Over Elephant, Rhino Poaching

Obama Urged to Sanction Mozambique Over Elephant, Rhino Poaching | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Environmentalists are formally urging President Barack Obama to enact trade sanctions on Mozambique over the country's alleged chronic facilitation of elephant and rhinoceros poaching through broad swathes of southern Africa.
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Maybe we should just stick to our war on terra.  Wildlife poaching trafficking look too complicated for the Pentagon.

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Be Their Voice!

Be Their Voice! | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Please take a couple minutes to peruse the following petitions. Sign and share, and share and share...our rhinos are counting on us. If you already have, THANK YOU, please share again. Save the Whi...
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YOU can save these rhinos - Africa Geographic Blog

YOU can save these rhinos - Africa Geographic Blog | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Rhinos Without Borders is on a mission to move rhinos to safe havens in Botswana in order to save them from the poaching crisis and they need your help!

"Three down, seven to go. 100 rhinos will be relocated to a new safer life and YOU can help make this happen. Of the first batch of 10 rhinos due for relocation in 2015, 3 have already reserved their places via a unique campaign – please help Dereck and Beverly Joubert help save the remaining 7. This is a unique opportunity for ALL OF US to get involved personally, rather than leave everything to the authorities and NGOs. Your donation (even just $1) will help more than you could imagine. Every donation earns rewards and enters you into a draw for some really grand prizes. This has to be the most innovative campaign ever to save the rhino from poachers. 3 down, 7 to go!"

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One dollar to save 100 rhinos?  Everyone please.

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South African park considers rhino evacuation

South African park considers rhino evacuation | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's Kruger National Park is considering a plan to move some rhinos out of the flagship wildlife reserve in an attempt to protect them from poachers.
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This is not a serious plan.  Poachers can reach any park. 


Poachers represent international invasions into South Africa.  National safety and defense are at stake.  According to the Defense Ministry, the South African National Defense Force (SANDF) is currently in serious decline.  Perhaps a few "advisers" and a few million dollars in aid to the right government agencies would benefit SANDF and encourage a military response. 

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Global Eco Crime Report

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Environmental Investigation Agency:  Very good coverage by Nirmal Ghosh of yesterday’s Global Initiative Against Transnational Organised Crime report.

Organised green crimes escalating.

FROM a Colombian rebel group that controls a tungsten mine to armed African groups that sell ivory, organised environmental crime is outpacing the ability of law enforcement agencies to control it, according to the Geneva-based Global Initiative against Transnational Organised Crime (Gitoc).

The reason: The impunity of so-called “kingpins” of crimes ranging from illegal wildlife trade – alone worth around US$19 billion (S$23.7 billion) a year – and illegal fishing estimated at US$23 billion, to logging and the trade of toxic waste.

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