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Illegal South African rhino killings hit record high

Illegal South African rhino killings hit record high | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
Final 2011 death toll of 448 represents one rhino lost every 20 hours, a slaughter driven by increased Asian demand for horn...
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The Killing Of Rhino In South Africa Is Getting Ridiculous! | PharSide ...

The Killing Of Rhino In South Africa Is Getting Ridiculous! | PharSide ... | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
I don't know about you, but over the past few months we've been hearing more and more stories of Rhino poaching making their way into the news, along.
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Nikela Asks:Save Rhino “A” by Killing Rhino “B”?

Nikela Asks:Save Rhino “A” by Killing Rhino “B”? | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
Rhino trophy hunting continues in name of funding conservation despite 778 rhinos killed in South Africa by poachers, illegal wildlife trafficking (2010/2011)...

 

Okay to kill rhino "B" to save rhino "A"?

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Eyewitness News: Poached rhino regains sight

One of the rhinos that was dehorned on a Worcester nature reserve has regained its sight.

 

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Businessman helps crack rhino horn ring - Times LIVE

Businessman helps crack rhino horn ring - Times LIVE | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
A businessman ditched the boardroom yesterday to bust what appears to be an ivory and shark fin syndicate operating from an upmarket block of flats in Cape Town.

 

Now this is more like it! Regular ordinary people willing to get involved...

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Xmas cheer over for rhino poachers - Sowetan LIVE

The five suspects were found in possession of two rhino horns and a rhino carcass was found in the Hoedspruit area shortly after their arrest.

 

Limpopo police spokesman Brigadier Hangwane Mulaudzi said the five were caught in a crackdown operation spearheaded by the Crime Intelligence and Organised Crime (Hawks) Units...

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Camera Traps helping Catch Rhino Poachers « India's Endangered

Camera Traps helping Catch Rhino Poachers « India's Endangered | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
In the remote jungles of North East India, Intel company 'sleuths' have been deployed to eradicate rhino poaching by placing camera traps and nabbing the offendors. Kaaziranga National Park in Assam is home to two thirds ...
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South Africa Rhino Poaching: 8 Animals Lost In One Day

South Africa Rhino Poaching: 8 Animals Lost In One Day | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
JOHANNESBURG -- South African rangers say they have found eight dead rhinos that had been stripped of their horns, an unprecedented one-day toll.
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Eight rhino killed by poachers in Kruger Park - Times LIVE

Eight rhino killed by poachers in Kruger Park - Times LIVE | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
Eight rhino carcasses have been found in the Kruger National Park, SA National Parks says. (RT @serengetiwatch: Eight rhino poached IN ONE DAY in Kruger National park in South Africa.
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Poachers` sentences welcomed - Newswatch - East Coast Radio

Ezemvelo KwaZulu-Natal Wildlife has applauded the 10-year sentences handed to two men who have been found guilty of illegally being in possession of a white rhino horn.
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Vietnamese Nationals Caught Smuggling Rhino Horns In South Africa

Vietnamese Nationals Caught Smuggling Rhino Horns In South Africa | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
A pair of Vietnamese smugglers have been arrested at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport for attempting to smuggle rhino horns and elephant ivory out of the country.
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Are These Injured Rhino Being Exploited? | Nikela: Funding Wildlife Conservation & Education to Save Wildlife in Africa

Are These Injured Rhino Being Exploited? | Nikela: Funding Wildlife Conservation & Education to Save Wildlife in Africa | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it

Fairy Glen Rhino dehorned by poachers are being exploited by Pieter de Jager claims National Geographic freelance photographer Cheryl-Samantha Owen.

 

Hmm! Maybe a great way to gain public sympathy?

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How to win the war against poachers - Daily News | Opinion | IOL.co.za

There is no single silver bullet to solve the complex issue of saving the rhino...

 

...if you want to achieve a strategic goal, there must be alignment on the overall vision as well as a clear strategy of how to get there...

 

In the rhino support groups there is no such alignment...

 

In the meantime, the rhino poachers demonstrate a singular purpose in killing rhinos and removing their horns...

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