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Rhino Wars - Pictures, More From National Geographic Magazine

Rhino Wars - Pictures, More From National Geographic Magazine | Rhino poaching | Scoop.it

Rivaling the price of gold on the black market, rhino horn is at the center of a bloody poaching battle.


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Coyote Attacks Chihuahua, Owner Saves Pet With Newspaper - Huffington Post

Coyote Attacks Chihuahua, Owner Saves Pet With Newspaper - Huffington Post | Rhino poaching | Scoop.it
Coyote Attacks Chihuahua, Owner Saves Pet With NewspaperHuffington PostFarmer Jia Kebing said the 2-year-old cow was born with a small bump on its head that has grown to be nearly 8 inches long and now resembles a rhino's horn.
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How Property Rights and Limited Trophy Hunting Saved the African ...

How Property Rights and Limited Trophy Hunting Saved the African ... | Rhino poaching | Scoop.it
From PERC's latest Case Study: "In 1900, the southern white rhinoceros was the most endangered of the five rhinoceros species. Less than 20 rhinos remained in a single reserve in South Africa. By 2010, white rhino numbers had climbed to ...
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South Africa sentences record rhino poacher to 40 years in jail - Bikya Masr

South Africa sentences record rhino poacher to 40 years in jail - Bikya Masr | Rhino poaching | Scoop.it
Bikya MasrSouth Africa sentences record rhino poacher to 40 years in jailBikya MasrThe plan is to build growing and resilient rhino populations; work with communities that live adjacent to rhino rangelands to ensure they gain a vested interest in...
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Saving Rhinos: ethical alternative to rhino horn introduced by Rhinoceros Horn LLC on Wildlife Conservation Day.

Saving Rhinos: ethical alternative to rhino horn introduced by Rhinoceros Horn LLC on Wildlife Conservation Day. | Rhino poaching | Scoop.it
Rhinoceros Horn LLC will fund the cause through funds raised on the popular crowd-funding site, IndieGoGo.com from December 13th and use the money to market a new ethically sourced keratin protein product to save the threatened and critically...
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Karin Saves Primates despite Opposition Reports Nikela Volunteer

Karin Saves Primates despite Opposition Reports Nikela Volunteer | Rhino poaching | Scoop.it

Maggie Sergio, former Director of Advocacy and Wildlife Solutions for WildCare in San Rafael, CA spent three years focused on solving human-wildlife conflicts, and educating the public about how to resolve those problems non-lethally and for the long term.

 

Before leaving on her fifth trip to South Africa earlier this year Maggie, a long time Nikela supporter, asked if she could be of help. As her travels took her really close to Karin’s primate center we invited her to pay Karin a visit and deliver a donation check. Maggie enthusiastically agreed....

 

“I am absolutely humbled by Karin,” were some of the first words out of Maggie’s mouth when we chatted on the phone....

 

Maggie tells of Karin's survival despite the odds:

 

http://www.nikela.org/blog/karin-saves-primates-despite-huge-opposition-reports-nikela-volunteer  ;

 

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Nikela Volunteer Jessica Talks about Her Visit with Shannon’s Raptors

Nikela Volunteer Jessica Talks about Her Visit with Shannon’s Raptors | Rhino poaching | Scoop.it
African birds of prey, raptors, endangered some threatened all welcome, rescued, rehabilitated by falconers and wildlife conservationists Shannon, Ben Hoffman.

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Hat off to Peter and Team for protecting the last rhinos

Hat off to Peter and Team for protecting the last rhinos | Rhino poaching | Scoop.it
Time is of the essence! Did you know that every 18 hours a rhino is brutally killed for its horns in South Africa? Countless calves are lost when their mothers die. With only a few thousand of these beasts left...

 

There are nights, Peter tells me, he is haunted by the mournful cry of an orphaned rhino calf.

 

You ever heard the desperate cry of a rhino calf?

 

Neither have I, supposedly it is heart piercing. Peter tells me one particular poaching scene will stay with him forever. Here was this bewildered young rhino calf bellowing mournfully while nudging its dead mother, imploring her to get up. The mother of course had bled to death after the front of her face was laid open when her horn was severed by a machete....

 

“No one single thing can stop the poaching”, says Peter, “It needs a multifaceted strateic approach.” This strategy includes directly protecting the rhino on the ground using sophisticated systems and equipment....

 

Today Peter and his associates have built a model to effectively protect rhino. So why isn’t this being applied throughout South Africa? For several reasons, the government is not yet “interested”, it takes money to launch such a large scale effort, and it takes trained people. Presently Peter and his team work with private reserves, volunteers, and local businesses as resources and time allow....

 

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NatGeo PHOTOS: No More Hunting of Any Kind in Botswana

NatGeo PHOTOS: No More Hunting of Any Kind in Botswana | Rhino poaching | Scoop.it

The President of Botswana, Lieutenant General Ian Khama, announced recently at a public meeting in Maun, the gateway to the Okavango Delta, that no further hunting licenses would be issued from 2013, and that all hunting in Botswana would be impossible by 2014.

 

This new ban extends to all ‘citizen hunting’ and covers all species, including elephant and lion that can only be shot when designated as “problem animals”. President Khama stated that ecotourism has become increasingly important for Botswana and contributes more than 12% of their overall GDP, noting that wildlife control measure through issuance of hunting licenses had reached its limit.

 

Furthermore, he said the issuance of hunting licenses had fueled poaching and the resultant “catastrophic” declines in wildlife, while preventing sustained growth in the tourism industry. The global tourism industry must support this move by sending thousands more tourists to see Botswana’s natural heritage...

 

http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2012/11/15/no-more-hunting-of-any-kind-in-botswana/ ;


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YAAA THANK YOU BOTSWANA
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Agreed Gloria... hurrah for Botswana
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Did Alaska Senate candidate Bob Bell break law while serving on Board of Game?

Did Alaska Senate candidate Bob Bell break law while serving on Board of Game? | Rhino poaching | Scoop.it
Alaska state Senate candidate Bob Bell is under investigation for his role in a controversial musk ox hunt in 2010 during the same time he was serving on the Alaska Board of Game.

 

At issue is whether Bell followed regulations meant to discourage trophy hunting when he transferred ownership of horns from the musk ox he shot to a Nome artist, who then carved them and may have sold the horns back to Bell.

 

The candidate said in interviews that hunting partner Cliff Judkins, who was chairman of the Board of Game at the time of the hunt, kept horns from a musk ox he shot during the same hunt.

 

Former head of Alaska Division of Wildlife Conservation Corey Rossi, who also participated in the hunt, might have been involved in the choice to keep the horns. Rossi this year resigned from the Alaska Division of Wildlife Conservation after it was discovered he organized an illegal bear hunt....

 


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Hanoi: Wildlife Conservation Events for the Public | Embassy of the United States

All of the below events are open for the public. We would like you to plan carefully before registering with us so that we have enough seats for participants. If you register for our events but change your plan, kindly notify us by email to irchanoi@gmail.com.

 

Wildlife Conservation Film Festival  

American Music and Dance

Soft Skills Training: Becoming an Ideal Colleague: Respectful, Responsible, and Reliable

 

...and more

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Kenya: Urgent Action Needed to Curb Poaching

Kenya: Urgent Action Needed to Curb Poaching | Rhino poaching | Scoop.it
The Kenya Wildlife Services has raised the alarm over fall in the number of Elephants and grevy Zebra in the larger Laikipia, Samburu, Isiolo and Marsabit complex in the last three years.

The elephant population had reduced from 7,415 in the 2008 census to 6,361 in the 2012 census while that of Grevy's zebra had gone down from 2,400 in 2008 to 1,870 in 2012...

 

Quote of the day: "I hereby accuse the North American empire of being the biggest menace to our planet." -- Hugo Chavez was re-elected President of Venezuela on December 3, 2006

 

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Sadly, although the trophy hunters and consumers of North America are a threat to Africa's widlife... the exploitation via organized crime steming from Asia appears a much larger threat.


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The HSUS Deeply Disappointed by Michigan Senate Vote to Allow Trophy Hunting of Wolves

The Humane Society of the United States issued a statement in response to the vote in the Michigan Senate to advance Senate Bill 1350, legislation that would designate wolves a game species and allow the trophy hunting of this species that had been...

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Rhino Wars - Pictures, More From National Geographic Magazine

Rhino Wars - Pictures, More From National Geographic Magazine | Rhino poaching | Scoop.it
Rivaling the price of gold on the black market, rhino horn is at the center of a bloody poaching battle.

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Rhino Poachers Take Advantage of Security Lapses | Nikela ...

Rhino Poachers Take Advantage of Security Lapses | Nikela ... | Rhino poaching | Scoop.it
Note the red italicized sections (by our source) of the following article and how they support this sad premise. This situation must be addressed if we have any hope of saving South Africa's rhino from the poacher's onslaught.
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Taking the rhino by the horn - The Hindu

Taking the rhino by the horn - The Hindu | Rhino poaching | Scoop.it
The HinduTaking the rhino by the hornThe HinduHis work on rhino conservation began with doing a census in Chitwan and then on figuring how saving rhinos in Chitwan could be linked to reducing the poverty in the region.
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Saving Rhinos: ethical alternative to rhino horn introduced by Rhinoceros Horn LLC on Wildlife Conservation Day.

Portland, Oregon, USA -- There is a new face in the global effort to save rhinos frompoaching. In response to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton'scall to action on Wildlife Conservation Day for a ...
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Baboon Woman: The Story of a Gentle Powerhouse

Baboon Woman: The Story of a Gentle Powerhouse | Rhino poaching | Scoop.it
Karin has dedicated her life to the conservation of primates and has successfully rehabilitated and released 35 monkeys, and is currently caring for 6 orphaned baby baboons.

 

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/maggie-sergio/baboon-woman-the-story-of_b_1475362.html

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Endangered Bearded Vulture rescued from Witch Doctor

Endangered Bearded Vulture rescued from Witch Doctor | Rhino poaching | Scoop.it

Nikela Volunteer Jess visited Shannon's raptor sanctuary to deliver a donation check. She was introduced to this beautiful Bearded Vulture recently rescued from the small chicken coop where she was being "used" by a local witch doctor.

 

More on this story coming soon, as well as Shannon's quest to find a mate for this vulture.


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New Species Of Monkey Lesula, Democratic Republic of Congo | Global Animal

New Species Of Monkey Lesula, Democratic Republic of Congo | Global Animal | Rhino poaching | Scoop.it
(NEW SPECIES DISCOVERY) AFRICA — When ethnographers in the Lomami forest basin of the Democratic Republic of Congo spotted an unrecognizable species of monkey, it inspired a lengthy study to determine the species locals called the Lesula.

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Hunters in Wyo. kill 33 wolves toward quota of 52

Hunters in Wyo. kill 33 wolves toward quota of 52 | Rhino poaching | Scoop.it
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Hunters now have killed at least 33 wolves in northwest Wyoming since the start of the state's first wolf hunt six weeks ago.


As of Monday, three hunt areas had been closed to further wolf hunting after hunters reached their local kill limits. Nine other hunt areas remained open.


The statewide limit for this year's hunt is 52 wolves. The trophy hunting season ends Dec. 31. That means licensed hunters have until the end of the year to kill 19 more wolves.


The federal government removed wolves from endangered species protection in Wyoming in August. This is Wyoming's first trophy hunt since wolves were reintroduced to the Yellowstone ecosystem in the mid-1990s.


The trophy hunting season began Oct. 1.


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End the grizzly bear trophy hunt

End the grizzly bear trophy hunt | Rhino poaching | Scoop.it

10 BC Coastal First Nations, none of whom have never ceded their land or signed a treaty, are standing up on principle and saying, “We are tired of bringing people to see bears only to find the bodies of dead ones with their paws cut off lying in river estuaries.” They are declaring a ban on bear trophy hunting in their territory and declaring their own law, which, in effect, prohibits killing other than for food, and nobody eats bears. Grizzly bears are not edible. The BC government says the First Nations have no “jurisdiction” when it comes to the hunt, but this makes absolutely no sense. These people are the original inhabitants and have lived there sustainably for 10,000 years.


It’s time to end the hunt. Why is it illegal to kill a white Spirit Bear, but okay to kill a grizzly bear? Or a black bear that has a one in 10 chance of giving birth to a white Spirit bear? Could it be because we don’t want the world to know we allow rich hunters to shoot our 2010 Olympic mascot? That would be bad for our corporate image, wouldn’t it? We’re calling on our readers to help end this hypocrisy now.....


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VIDEO: Elephant tusks pre-cut to discourage poachers

VIDEO: Elephant tusks pre-cut to discourage poachers | Rhino poaching | Scoop.it
African elephants are being slaughtered at such a rate that conservationists are taking desperate measures to try and save them.

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NIKELA asks for Photos not Donations this Holiday Season

NIKELA asks for Photos not Donations this Holiday Season | Rhino poaching | Scoop.it
Wildlife scavenger hunt for products made from horn, skin, bone, fur, feathers of endangered and threatened wildlife species.

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Who Has The Right Of-Way? NikelaWildlife

Is it time to inspire the next generation to do their part?

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