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South African park considers rhino evacuation

South African park considers rhino evacuation | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | 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

Global Eco Crime Report | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it

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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Obama Urged to Sanction Mozambique Over Elephant, Rhino Poaching

Obama Urged to Sanction Mozambique Over Elephant, Rhino Poaching | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | 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 Nature Conservation News | 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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