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Bill Maher to Hunters: 'There's Something Wrong With You'

Bill Maher to Hunters: 'There's Something Wrong With You' | Help save our Rhino | Scoop.it

Bill Maher gets 'real' with hunters: "If you’re delighted to take a life, there’s something wrong with you."


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Army major maintains military presence has seen a decrease in Mozambican poachers

Army major maintains military presence has seen a decrease in Mozambican poachers | Help save our Rhino | Scoop.it
Poachers accessing the Kruger National Park from Mozambique are, according to an Army officer, not as big a problem currently as people living on the western side of the internationally renowned game reserve.

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It doesn't matter where they come from, they need to be stopped!!

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Are These Wild Ideas Our Last Hope for Saving Africa’s Rhinos?

Are These Wild Ideas Our Last Hope for Saving Africa’s Rhinos? | Help save our Rhino | Scoop.it
From fake horns to relocation, today’s wildlife protectors are enlisting new — and often unproven — strategies to save endangered species.

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Wildlife Margrit's curator insight, March 21, 10:13 AM

A great summation and commentary of the 'wild' strategies to save the last rhinos in Africa.

Some working, some not... some outright a no go!

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Lack of rhino poaching statistics unacceptable

Lack of rhino poaching statistics unacceptable | Help save our Rhino | Scoop.it
Even though Government has rated rhino poaching a priority crime this does not mean information as to the number of animals killed will be regularly made available.

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Sad, sad, sad!!!

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Drones Shut Down Rhino Poaching in This Park—Can They Save Africa’s Elephants Too?

Drones Shut Down Rhino Poaching in This Park—Can They Save Africa’s Elephants Too? | Help save our Rhino | Scoop.it
The flying robots predict where poachers will target wildlife and send in rangers to stop them before they can pull the trigger.

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8B Charlie Capadona's curator insight, March 17, 12:24 PM

This article is about how flying drones can decrease the amount of elephants and rhino's by alerting rangers before the poachers can pull a trigger. In the Hluhluwe Imfolozi have been eliminating the amount of endangered rhinoceroses over the past six months. These drones are guided by a supercomputer which it predicts where a poacher would appear. When they spot a poacher they send an alarm to the local rangers so that they can stop the poachers before killing the endangered animal. The drones are a new hope for saving Africa's elephants and rhinos, poachers kill them for their ivory and horns. Sources say that if the elephants and rhinos are still being killed at this rate they would be extinct in the next 20 years. So far, the drones have flown about 800 missions over the 1,000 hours without a elephant or a rhino being injured.

    When I read this article I was sad to see these elephant's and rhinos being killed by poachers just for there ivory and tusks. Also, how soon these animals will be extinct. But although I was sad I was happy to see that someone thought of an idea to eliminate elephant's and rhinos from being killed. I was also glad to see that the drones are making a positive impact on Africa, and how the drones can just spot a poacher right away. So I think that the community who made these drones are doing the right thing and that they should continue.

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Heavily pregnant rhino poached in Eastern Cape

Heavily pregnant rhino poached in Eastern Cape | Help save our Rhino | Scoop.it
A R150 000 reward has been offered after two rhino, including a pregnant cow, were killed on an Eastern Cape private game reserve. Warning: Graphic photographs.

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Biologist aims to grow rhino horns to save animals from poachers

Biologist aims to grow rhino horns to save animals from poachers | Help save our Rhino | Scoop.it

Seattle-based biotechnology startup that hopes to grow rhino horns in a laboratory says it has already produced a batch of rhino horn powder.

 

The first batch of powder was primarily protein-based and didn’t have any genetic components of a rhino, said Matthew Markus, a biologist and CEO of Pembient.

 

He took some of the chalky, greyish powder to Vietnam, a major consumer of rhino horns and its products, to see how regular users react to it. “I wanted to see whether or not (the powder) matched with what they were using for smell and texture … people were generally receptive.”...


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Wouldn't that be fantastic?

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Wildlife Margrit's curator insight, February 24, 11:59 AM

Hmm! Could this be the long term solution to save the rhino from poachers? Moving on to elephants and even lions?

Would put a real damper on those who'd like to see the trading of rhino horn legalized.... not to mention lion breeders/canned hunting industry who sell lion bones!

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Selling Nature: The Plight of the South African Rhinoceros

Selling Nature: The Plight of the South African Rhinoceros | Help save our Rhino | Scoop.it

How governments combat poaching as the nature of the crime changes.

 

A South African rhinoceros, once dead, can travel thousands of miles. Under some circumstances, its horn can trek to places as far away as Vietnam and China. Once there, it transforms into a product for spiritual medicine or a sign of wealth and class. Meanwhile, the rest of its body stays rotting in the grass, and its species inches closer to extinction.

 

In 2014, poachers killed a record number of the beasts for their horns, according to official numbers published by the South African government’s Department of Environmental Affairs. The number of rhinoceroses that were killed is triple that of four years ago, and the value of their horns by weight is now greater than that of gold. The complex spiritual roots of this illegal market make it difficult to pinpoint the source or perpetuating causes of it; thus, effective solutions increasingly require strong regulations and governmental commitment....


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Namibia Courts to Deny Bail to Rhino Poachers, Minister Says

Namibia is to crack down on illegal rhino and elephant poaching and the country’s courts will deny bail to suspects, Environment and Tourism Minister Uahekua Herunga said.

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And now for South Africa........!!!?????

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S. Africa moves 100 rhinos in fight against poaching

S. Africa moves 100 rhinos in fight against poaching | Help save our Rhino | Scoop.it
South Africa said that it had moved around 100 rhinos to unspecified neighbouring states as part of efforts to stem the illicit slaughter of the animals for their horns.
Home to around 80 per cent of the global rhino population, South Africa is at the epicentre of a poaching crisis. Government...

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If this is true it might be a good thing but where have they gone are these animals actually going to a safer place? Will their survival be guaranteed?

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Help Kids Save Wildlife with T-shirts

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Double Your Donation! Transformation is what best describes what happens to Sheila's Kids. Help provide reward t-shirts to save wildlife.

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Sheila you are amazing! Thank you!!

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Second South Florida man nabbed in illegal trade of rhino horns

Second South Florida man nabbed in illegal trade of rhino horns | Help save our Rhino | Scoop.it
An antiques dealer has agreed to pay $1.5 million in fines in hopes of winning a lighter sentence for trafficking in endangered rhino horn, elephant ivory and protected coral.

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If he can pay so much in fines how much is he making.........he needs to face the full might of the law and be locked up for good!

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Three Wise Men target illegal rhino horn trade in Vietnam with print campaign

Three Wise Men target illegal rhino horn trade in Vietnam with print campaign | Help save our Rhino | Scoop.it
Melbourne-based independent communications consultancy Three Wise Men has targeted the illegal rhino horn trade in a print campaign running in Vietnamese p

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That is Not what Rhinos are here for!!!

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Rhino Squad in Training for Botswana as Country Battles Poachers

Botswana has started training law enforcement officers who will form a specialist team to tackle rhino poachers, the southern African country’s environment minister said....


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Botswanan seems to be the only country that really cares!!

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UK charity, inspired by Thandi tragedy, donates R1.2m to rhino conservation

UK charity, inspired by Thandi tragedy, donates R1.2m to rhino conservation | Help save our Rhino | Scoop.it
Thandi and her new baby calf Thembi continue to be the face of hope against the cruelty of rhino poaching.

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Rhinos without Border's mission to save South African rhinos from poaching and extinction

CBS News gets a rare look at the difficult work being done by a group literally lifting the giant animals out of the reach of brutal poachers

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Where is rhino kill information?

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With no official information from the Department of Environmental Affairs since January 22 on rhino killings, it appears South Africans are being kept in the dark as to whether or not the country is winning the war against rhino poaching.

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Make poachers pay a high price for slaughter of wildlife

Make poachers pay a high price for slaughter of wildlife | Help save our Rhino | Scoop.it

Bella could be anyone. Bella could be a young girl named after the lead character in the popular Twilight movies, but she is not.

 

Bella is a northern white rhino in Uganda's Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary and she is every bit as popular as the Twilight character, only with all the wrong people.

 

No one wants to follow Bella on Facebook or Twitter, ring her name in bright lights, or shower her with awards; instead, poachers want her dead, so they can harvest her priceless rhino horn....


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To be successful, anti-poaching efforts must focus on reducing demand

To be successful, anti-poaching efforts must focus on reducing demand | Help save our Rhino | Scoop.it

Although most Americans will never encounter a wild rhino in their lifetimes, the United States has recognized the global threat posed by poaching, the profits of which have been shown to support criminal networks and militant groups throughout Africa. A year ago, the Obama administration announced a "National Strategy for Combating Wildlife Trafficking."

 

The strategy is laudable. It calls for a three-part approach: enhanced enforcement of anti-poaching laws, better international collaboration on the issue and efforts to reduce demand for wildlife products like rhino horn. Unfortunately, this month when the administration announced its implementation plan for the strategy, it undermined its own goals.


The implementation plan calls for the U.S. to devote hundreds of millions of dollars to policing wildlife poaching and trafficking, but it provides virtually no funds for reducing demand, not even in the United States, which has been assessed by some as the world's second-largest market for illegal wildlife products.

 

I'm an economist by training, and I can tell you, if common sense doesn't, that trying to restrict supply without restricting demand is likely only to drive up price. That's how we have spent trillions on drug enforcement with little to show for it....



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8A Warit's curator insight, February 24, 8:31 AM

This article about rhino and elephant poaching was taken from MyBroadBand.co.za. It talks about rhino and elephant poaching and being sent to Asia to make medicine. The main idea of this article is about how local and foreign rangers are using drones (UAV) and satellites to take down local poachers which are exploring near the fence and then coming back to poach them after sunset. Also how the rangers are figuring out the poachers' tracks of when they come, kill and then leave. They estimate around 6:30pm to 8:00pm are prime time for killing. 

 

This article helps me understand that poaching is very common thing around the world, but most in Africa because they have a lot of wildlife. When I read this article it made me very sad because I saw this part where it said that approximately 3 rhinos are killed daily and an elephant is killed every 15 minutes(Worldwide). I think this is an excellent way to capture poachers, but I think it can also be improved.

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Zimbabwe: Poachers target rhino calves

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Harare - Poachers in Zimbabwe are targeting small rhino for their horns, a ranger said on Monday.

 

Two rhino calves were among the five black rhino killed by poachers in the south of the wildlife conservation region Save Valley Conservancy last year, Bryce Clemence of Anti-Poaching and Tracking Specialists (ATS) told Sapa....


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KZN would-be rhino poachers arrested

KZN would-be rhino poachers arrested | Help save our Rhino | Scoop.it
Two suspects have been arrested after an intelligence-driven operation by Durban Organised Crime Unit and Special Task Force in KwaZulu-Natal.

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Botswana leader blames Asian market for increase in animal poaching

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Botswana President Ian Khama on Monday said that the Asian market was to blame for increase in poaching activities in the Southern Africa region. Speakin

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Make or break year for South Africa’s rhinos after poaching hits record high

Make or break year for South Africa’s rhinos after poaching hits record high | Help save our Rhino | Scoop.it
Despite increased efforts to tackle the surge in rhino poaching, a record 1215 rhinos were killed in South Africa in 2014.

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