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Rhinos 'valued more than gang victims'

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Cape Times - President Jacob Zuma should tackle gangsterism in Cape Town rather than the plight of the rhino, Patriotic Alliance president Gayton McKenzie said on Wednesday.

 

“Many more young coloured men are dying every day than the white rhino,” McKenzie said in a letter to Zuma.

 

“The deaths of the rhino are such a hot topic on government’s agenda that you were willing to send in the army to protect the rhino.”

 

He said he could not care less about the rhino anymore and wished they could all be “wiped out tomorrow” so that Cape Flats residents received priority....


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Gayton Mckenzie will never ever get our vote after such a statement! After this horrendous statement we would like to bring up a few points for him to answer!

1. In the Cape Flats the people choose what they want to do with their lives such as becoming gangster, prostitutes, druggies and becoming a nobody.

2. The Rhinos DO NOT have the backing of the government in the least and especially not from Zuma! After thousands of signatures on my petition and hundreds of emails to Zuma I and many others have NOT been acknowledged in any way!!!!! Therefore the Rhinos are not on his agenda in any way either!!

3.The 2 young children from OMG tried in vain to hand over 10000 letters from children all over the world in a bid to save our Rhinos and were not welcome to do so! Zuma did not agree to meet them and Edna Molewa reluctantly accepted them!

4. We have had many people from all over the world saying that if we do not have the BIG5 they will not come to South Africa any longer! Do you understand the implications of that??? My husband says:"WAKE UP F... FACE! YOU A.......! Thank God that we do NOT have people like you running the country!"

5. People who do not have a love for animals will never become good members of any society!!! 

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Wildlife Margrit's curator insight, April 10, 2014 2:01 PM

Horrible that so many people are being killed because of gang violence in South Africa. However, this should not be an either or situation... save people or rhino.

It sadly appears to be a symptom of far greater problems, all which are escalating... all need attention and solutions.... now.

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South Africa: Eighty Per Cent of Kruger Poachers Are Mozambican

About eighty per cent of the poachers arrested by the South African authorities in the Kruger National Park are Mozambicans, according to William Mabassa, of the public relations service of the Kruger Park.

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This is why I started my petition asking the government to re-erect the the fence and bring in the army to protect the border along the KNP and Mozambique!  

http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/president-jacob-zuma-re-erect-the-fence-along-the-border-of-the-kruger-park-and-mozambique?

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South African Government Taken to Court Over Rhino Horn Trade Moratorium

South African Government Taken to Court Over Rhino Horn Trade Moratorium | Help save our Rhino | Scoop.it
By Adam Cruise Two of South Africa’s largest private rhino breeders have taken the South African government to court in an effort to lift a moratorium that bans

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VIDEO - The Battle: Rhino vs. Buffalo

VIDEO - The Battle: Rhino vs. Buffalo | Help save our Rhino | Scoop.it
A white rhino and buffalo go head to head over territory.

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The dying rhino that will take a species with him to the grave

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With breeding programs proving unsuccessful, the death of the three-ton northern white rhino named Sudan (pictured) could mean extinction for the entirety of his species.

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Harry’s summer job: saving black rhino in Namibia

London - Prince Harry is to spend part of his three-month African trip helping endangered black rhino.

 

The 30-year-old, who is due to leave Britain at the end of the month, will spend the summer in Namibia’s north-west Kunene region learning how to save the rhino and desert elephants...


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This might be our biggest challenge to save them #RhinoFriday

This might be our biggest challenge to save them #RhinoFriday | Help save our Rhino | Scoop.it

Is getting the 'good guys' to work together.

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These Baby Rhinos Are Growing Up Without Their Moms

These Baby Rhinos Are Growing Up Without Their Moms | Help save our Rhino | Scoop.it
For the love of animals. Pass it on.

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The Black Mambas: Saving the Rhino - YouTube

In South Africa, reporter Evan Williams and director Laura Warner meet the Black Mambas: the world's first all-female anti-poaching unit, who are battling to...

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Wildlife Margrit's curator insight, May 18, 3:59 PM

Congrats to the Black Mambas and those who train and lead them.

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A picture of loneliness: The last male northern white rhino

A picture of loneliness: The last male northern white rhino | Help save our Rhino | Scoop.it
The image of Sudan the rhino, surrounded by the armed guards who protect him from poachers, shows how little humans have learned since the ice age

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Wildlife Margrit's curator insight, May 12, 2:54 PM

Thanks to those who protect this lonely soul.

 

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Despite Memorandum Rhino and Elephants Remain at Risk

Despite Memorandum Rhino and Elephants Remain at Risk | Help save our Rhino | Scoop.it
PRETORIA - The signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Mozambican and the South African governments a year ago has so far not saved the rhino or elephants from the South African side of the border.

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Fake Rhino Horn to Save Rhino - Good or Bad Idea?

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Pembient announced plans to produce the 3D printed horns at the start of 2015 and has now said it aims to release the first one in June. Limited quantities will be sold shortly after, with a portion of the sales going towards the protection and management of wild rhinos – the cost would be about a tenth of what rhino horns currently sell for. It hopes its product will provide an outlet in the same way faux fur did....


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I think this a wonderful way to curb the poaching!
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Wildlife Margrit's curator insight, May 4, 3:37 PM

I tend to agree with this... about changing behavior.

 

Colman O'Criodain, from the WWF, said there is already a great deal of fake horns in circulation that has not led to a decrease in poaching. He said: "In general, we favour trying to change consumer behaviour rather than pandering to it," 

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Four-legged hunters on the front line of the rhino war

Four-legged hunters on the front line of the rhino war | Help save our Rhino | Scoop.it
Ngwenya is no ordinary pooch and has the scars to prove it. She has dodged bullets, spent hours in the bush chasing rhino poachers and has taken part in half a dozen arrests.

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Mozambican police announce seizure of 17 rhino horns

Police in Mozambique have seized 17 rhino horns in the industrial city of Matola near the capital Maputo, APA learns here Monday.According to private telev

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This might be our biggest challenge to save them #RhinoFriday

This might be our biggest challenge to save them #RhinoFriday | Help save our Rhino | Scoop.it

Is getting the 'good guys' to work together.

#RhinoFriday


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How many white rhino are left in Kruger Park?

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SKUKUZA - The number of white rhino left in the Kruger National Park (KNP) is becoming a hotly contested issue.

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Will we ever get true numbers about our Rhinos??

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Vietnamese youth apologise for SA's decline in rhino

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Vietnamese youth have apologised to South Africa on behalf of Vietnam for the manner in which the use of rhino horn has resulted in a dramatic decline in rhino populations.

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Wounded Rhino’s last stand – Kills Poacher

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A stand-off between a wounded rhino and her attacker ended in the death of a poacher near Skukuza late yesterday afternoon - read more here.

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Wildlife Margrit's curator insight, July 13, 11:52 AM

Although not a new story... One that more poachers should hear about.

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Let's Admit it! Wildlife crime is not taken seriously

Let's Admit it! Wildlife crime is not taken seriously | Help save our Rhino | Scoop.it
“Please, let’s stop talking about illegal trade in wildlife. It’s not illegal trade – it’s crime,” says John Sellar, an independent anti-smuggling, fraud and organised crime consultant who spoke at a breakfast seminar organised by the South African Institute of International Affairs and the Conservation Action Trust in Cape Town last month.

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Wildlife Margrit's curator insight, June 8, 11:18 AM

Let's call a spade a spade... it simply is not a shovel!

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South African rhino poachers use black magic

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A large percentage of black poachers from South Africa and Mozambique will visit a witchdoctor before going to poach, a South African antipoaching ranger said...


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"Please Lord give us strength to do this"

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Dr. William Fowlds is a wildlife vet extraordinaire who sees the horrors of rhino poaching each day. May his prayer be answered.

Read his gut wrenching account of his attempt to save such a rhino

 http://www.nikela.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/POACHED-1.pdf ;

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Rhino Numbers in Botswana Surge as Army Helps Beat Poachers


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Why can't our army do the same??

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Two rhino poached from Eastern Cape game farm

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An Eastern Cape game farmer says he is worried that poachers will strike again after two of his rhino were killed this week.

 

This brings to ten the number of rhino that have been poached in the Eastern Cape since the start of the year...


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How Luke, 9, saved a rhino

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It’s not often that members of the public, worried about the plight of South Africa’s rhinos, get the chance to contribute personally to the protection of this increasingly threatened species.

 

But thanks to the compassion – and persistent nagging – of a 9-year-old Durban schoolboy, one rhino was spared a lingering death this week in Mkhuze Game Reserve in KwaZulu-Natal....


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Wildlife Margrit's curator insight, April 30, 9:26 PM

Way to go Luke!

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Orphaned baby rhinos inseparable after their mothers are killed by poachers

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A rhino known as ‘Little G’ is helping the rehabilitation of a fellow orphan, Matimba, at an endangered species centre in South Africa.

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Largest Rhino Airlift Ever to Move 100 At-Risk Animals

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Rhinos Without Borders project is transferring animals from South Africa to safer parks in Botswana.

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Botswana is the safest place....

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