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What's Happening to Africa's Rhino?
So many stories! Here's a quick look at the good, bad, ugly and encouraging RHINO NEWS
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SA’s trade plan is ‘reckless endangerment of wild rhinos’

SA’s trade plan is ‘reckless endangerment of wild rhinos’ | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it

Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa “admitted the department did not know whether the proposed sale would curb poaching,” the article says. It quotes her as saying: “We do not know what would happen. All of us, as the whole world, we are travelling in uncharted seas. We don’t know what is awaiting us there. But we do know that there’s a black market we can’t manage.”...

Wildlife Margrit's insight:

Hmm! So if we legalize killing a human will it stop murderers? 

Somehow any argument in favor of the legal trading of rhino horns can be refuted when put in a reasonable and logical perspective, wouldn't you agree?

 

 

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eReport: RHINO HORN - The Legalization Debate

Chris Mercer discusses the issues involved to legalise the trading of rhino horn. It has been held up as a means to save the rhino from poachers.

 

Read his report. What do you think?

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Rhino News: Vietnam Moves Against Wildlife Trafficking | Nikela: Funding Wildlife Conservation & Education to Save Wildlife in Africa

Rhino News: Vietnam Moves Against Wildlife Trafficking | Nikela: Funding Wildlife Conservation & Education to Save Wildlife in Africa | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
Since World Rhino Day (9/22/11) Vietnam has been in the news for moving against wildlife trafficking, good news for protecting wildlife in Africa.
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Suspected Rhino Poachers Shot

One suspected rhino poacher has been shot dead, two others have been wounded and another arrested in a shootout with SAN Parks rangers at the Kruger National Park. Park rangers noticed four men crossing a river at the Kruger Park and ordered them to stop. The men allegedly shot at the rangers who then returned fire.

 

One suspected poacher died at the scene and two others sustained gunshot wounds. One was wounded in the leg and arm, and another was wounded in the arm and abdomen. The fourth suspected poacher has been arrested. One rifle and several knives used to hack off rhino horns have been confiscated.

 

The wounded men are to be transported to hospital, while the arrested suspected poacher is going to assist police arrest at least one more suspect. The arrested man has already admitted to the killing of three rhinos that were killed in the park last week.

 

The surviving poachers will be facing charges of rhino poaching, and shooting at the rangers

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How Long Till South Africa’s Rhino Are Extinct? | Nikela: Funding Wildlife Conservation & Education to Save Wildlife in Africa

How Long Till South Africa’s Rhino Are Extinct? | Nikela: Funding Wildlife Conservation & Education to Save Wildlife in Africa | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
At the current poaching rate in South Africa rhino females will not replace themselves this year (2012) and total extinction of Africa’s remaining rhino becomes probable in less than ten years.
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Beth Jung's curator insight, February 2, 4:37 AM

This article is about how rhinos in Africa are endangered.  Before I read this article, I was unaware of this problem. After reading this article, I realized how serious this problem was. I think this is a big problem because if rhinos go extinct, it disturbs the food chain, eventually harm us. To solve this, people in South Africa and other countries should take care of these animals so that their race will be preserved. 

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Rhino horn demand leads to record poaching | Nikela: Funding Wildlife Conservation & Education to Save Wildlife in Africa

Rhino horn demand leads to record poaching | Nikela: Funding Wildlife Conservation & Education to Save Wildlife in Africa | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
WWF report, rhino poaching in South Africa, via Kevin Bewick, Anti Poaching Intelligence Group.
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