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South African government vows not to allow rhino extinction

South African government vows not to allow rhino extinction | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it

The South African government will not allow the rhino to become extinct, the department of environmental affairs said on Sunday.

 

“I can assure you that we will not allow rhino to become extinct on our watch,” Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa said at a world rhino day parade in Pretoria on Saturday....


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Olivia and Carter are trying to meet with Minister Molewa to discuss this issue in Nov when we return to South Africa.

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Wildlife Margrit's curator insight, September 23, 2013 4:15 PM

On World Rhino Day, Minister Molewa vowed that the rhino would not go extinct on their watch.

 

Despite the horrid rhino poaching numbers (around 700) we have reports that the SA government is seriously getting more involved... Lets pray that it is so!

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, September 24, 2013 6:00 AM

No to Rhino extinction in SA and other African Countries

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Experts in crisis talks to save rare rhino from extinction

Experts in crisis talks to save rare rhino from extinction | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
Experts in crisis talks to save rare rhino from extinction

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Major Breakthrough for the Oceans - The Daily Catch

Major Breakthrough for the Oceans - The Daily Catch | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
It is time for Ocean Lovers worldwide to celebrate! After years of political foot-dragging, and four days of negotiations at the UN, a breakthrough...
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Caring for gentle, rare rhino a privilege

Caring for gentle, rare rhino a privilege | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it

ESCONDIDO — Caring for any rhinoceros is a huge responsibility. When that rhinoceros is the only one of its kind in the United States, and one of only five in the world, the responsibility can be almost intimidating.

 

 


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We Have Time to Save Ocean Life from Extinction, but Only If We Act Fast

We Have Time to Save Ocean Life from Extinction, but Only If We Act Fast | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
A new study finds marine animals are faring better than their terrestrial cousins, but that could change if we don't act now.
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Borneo orangutan dies with 40 pellets in her body

Borneo orangutan dies with 40 pellets in her body | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
Borneo orangutan dies with 40 pellets in her body
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Another reason to fight for orangutans...http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-2862183/Borneo-orangutan-dies-40-pellets-body.html

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California Considers Strict Ivory Ban To Protect Elephants

California Considers Strict Ivory Ban To Protect Elephants | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
A bill introduced in the California legislature would enforce a strict ban on ivory sales in the state amid conservationists’ urge to protect vanishing African elephant populations.

Stricter than U.S. law by a few years, California’s c...
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Monarch butterflies losing their food source, numbers declining sharply

Monarch butterflies losing their food source, numbers declining sharply | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
Monarch butterflies are declining. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering whether to add the monarch butterfly as a threatened species under the
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Save the monarch butterfly from extinction - life - 07 January 2015 - New Scientist

Save the monarch butterfly from extinction - life - 07 January 2015 - New Scientist | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
US government may add monarch butterfly to endangered species list after its population dropped 90 per cent in 20 years to 35 million last year
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Mexico proposes fishing net ban to save endangered porpoise

Mexico proposes fishing net ban to save endangered porpoise | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
Mexico is proposing a $37 million plan to ban gillnet fishing in the Sea of Cortez to save the critically endangered vaquita marina porpoise.
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Sandra the orangutan granted limited human rights - Telegraph

Sandra the orangutan granted limited human rights - Telegraph | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
Campaigners use habeas corpus law to argue that ape has been illegally deprived of freedom as they try to rescue her from Argentinian zoo
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Test-Tube Baby May Be Last Hope for Northern White Rhino : DNews

Test-Tube Baby May Be Last Hope for Northern White Rhino : DNews | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
Scientists are facing desperate options in the fight to save northern white rhinos from extinction.
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Why We Need A Truly International Approach To Tackling Illegal Wildlife Trade

Why We Need A Truly International Approach To Tackling Illegal Wildlife Trade | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
It is scarcely believable to imagine a world without elephants, rhinos, lions or tigers. Yet time is running out to save these creatures from being consigned to the history books and to stories of days gone by....
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Warmer Oceans Could Mean Less Turtles on the Beach - The Daily Catch

Warmer Oceans Could Mean Less Turtles on the Beach - The Daily Catch | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
Warmer oceans will put the chill on sea turtle behavior, causing the endangered animals to stop basking on beaches within the next century.
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South Africa confirms 2014 worst on record for rhino poaching - TRAFFIC's response

South Africa confirms 2014 worst on record for rhino poaching - TRAFFIC's response | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
Official figures released today by South Africa confirmed that 2014 was the worst on record for rhino poaching. 
A total of 1,215 rhinos were poached in South Africa in 2014, an average of more than three animals per day or 100 per month. 
The latest figures illustrate the severity of the rhino
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US auctioneer fined $1.5 million for selling rhino horns

US auctioneer fined $1.5 million for selling rhino horns | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
A Florida auction house owner pleaded guilty to selling illegal rhinoceros horns and elephant ivory and will pay a $1.5 million fine as well as face possible jail time, US authorities said Wednesday.
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TODAY: Dallas Safari Club cancels plans to auction off elephant hunting trip

TODAY: Dallas Safari Club cancels plans to auction off elephant hunting trip | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
Video on Today: Demonstrators took to the streets in Dallas to protest a local hunting club’s plan to auction off a trip to hunt the African Elephant, the world’s biggest land animal, ultimately causing the club to cancel the auction of the trip. NBC’s Gabe Gutierrez reports.
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Ocean Life Faces Mass Extinction, Broad Study Says

Ocean Life Faces Mass Extinction, Broad Study Says | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
Scientists find what they say are clear signs that humans are beginning to damage oceans on an unprecedented scale.
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Why wild giraffes are suffering a 'silent extinction'

Why wild giraffes are suffering a 'silent extinction' | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
The iconic animals have declined 40 percent in just 15 years, a plight that has gone largely unnoticed until recently.
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Orangutan Breakthrough

Orangutan Breakthrough | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
Through a momentous turn of events, a court in Argentina has declared a zoo orangutan named Sandra the right to freedom in a ruling that challenges the commonly held notion that animals are mere objects that lack the most fundamental rights as beings. Sandra, born at a German zoo in 1986, has spent her entire life in captivity.
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Legalizing Rhino Horn Trade Won't Save Species, Ecologist Argues

Legalizing Rhino Horn Trade Won't Save Species, Ecologist Argues | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
When you drive a magnificent animal away from its ecological relationships, you're taking away the whole meaning of wildlife conservation.
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Help combat lionfish invasion through new website

Help combat lionfish invasion through new website | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
NOAA and Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute launch new invasive lionfish web portal
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Monarch Butterflies Considered for Endangered Species Status

Monarch Butterflies Considered for Endangered Species Status | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
The monarch butterfly, once common across the United States, could soon end up on the Endangered Species List.
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The end of the rhino

The end of the rhino | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
by Greg Mayer The five living species of rhino, along with the several species of tapir and horse (which include the zebras and asses), are members of the great mammalian order of odd-toed ungulate...
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Earth faces sixth ‘great extinction’ with 41% of amphibians set to go the way of the dodo

Earth faces sixth ‘great extinction’ with 41% of amphibians set to go the way of the dodo | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
Analysis for prestigious Nature magazine sounds alarm on the way that human activity, from overfishing to agriculture, is forcing a vast number of species to vanish from the wild.
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