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2012 OSCAP Rhino Poaching statistics: 214.

2012 OSCAP Rhino Poaching statistics: 214. | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it

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Each one of these was a living, breathing animal minding it's own business... note how many are calves.

 

By Ayesha Copeland Cantor, Shelli Du Plessis and 8 others in Outraged SA Citizens against Poaching: 

 

www.facebook.com/groups/oscap/

 

 

(214) 10 May 2012: 1 Cow and calf dehorned Crocodile Bridge area KNP

(212) 08 May 2012: 1 Rhino KNP area unknow

(211) 09 May 2012: 1 Rhino Gravelotte area

(210) 07 May 2012: DEA UPDATE (8 KNP, Limpopo 2, North West 2)

(206) 05 May 2012: 1 White Rhino dehorned & 1 other killed - Rankins Pass area Liimpopo (204) 04 May 2012: NWCRU update 204

(199) 30 April 2012: DEA Stats update

(188) 28 April 2012: 1 White Rhino Carcass - Skukuza area, KNP

(187) 27 April 2012: 1 Black Rhino (2yrs old) - Pilansberg Game Reserve North West (186) 25 April 2012: 1 Rhino Sabi Sands - KNP

(185) 25 April 2012: 1 Rhino Lower Sabi - KNP / 1 Skukuza

(183) 22 April 2012: 2 White Rhino cows shot and dehorned Gravelot area.

(181) 19 April 2012: DEA UPDATE KNP 111 (8), LIMPOPO 25(2) (174) 16 April 2012: 1 Black Rhino Thanda Game Reserve, Hluhluwe, KZN

(173) 15 April 2012: 2 Rhino carcasses found between Malelane and Biyamit KNP few days old

(171) 13 April 2012: DEA UPDATE

(168) 12 April 2012: 1 Rhino shot (2 days ago) found yesterday Koster, NW Province (167) 11 April 2012: UPDATE NWCRU

(165) 10 April 2012: 1 Rhino Pretoriuskop are KNP

(164) 10 April 2012: 1 Rhino - Gravelot area

(163) 10 April 2012: 1 Rhino - Gravelot area (dehorned rhino poached)

(162) 08 April 2012: 1 Rhino - Pilansberg area (2 day old carcass)

(161) 08 April 2012: 1 Rhino Cow - calf survived Rankiins Pass area, Modimole, Limpopo (160) 04 April 2012: 1 Rhino Malelane area

(159) 04 April 2012: UPDATE

(150) 29 March 2012: DEA STATS UPDATE

(138) 25 March 2012: 1 Rhino shot dead near Phalaborwa in KNP

(137) 25 March 2012: 1 Rhino - Themba died 23 days after being poached at Kariega (136) 20 March 2012: 1 Rhino Gravelote area, Limpopo

(135) 19 March 2012; DEA STATS UPDATE (121) 15 March 2012: 1 Rhino, Nietverdien, NW - shot and dehorned.

(120) 13 March 2012: 1 Rhino Waneen, Kzn

(119) 12 March 2012: 3 Rhino - near Hluhluwe in KZN (+1 calf injured)

(116) 11 March 2012: 7 rhino Southern Region of KNP

(109)10 March 2012: 1 Rhino Crocodile River area, KNP

(108)08 March 2012 : 8 rhino's: 3 Malelane, 3 Biyamiti and 2 at Tshokwane

(100)06 March 2012 : 1 Black Rhino Pilansberg NP- shot approx 5 days ago & not dehorned

(99) 06 March 2012 : 1 Rhino Ohrigstad (pregnant cow)

(98) 06 March 2012 : 1 Rhino (Matjulu area near Berg-en-dal, KNP)

(97) 06 March 2012 : 2 Rhino Crocodile River Bridge area

(95) 05 March 2012 : 1 Black Rhino - 3 day old carcass Bakubung Bush Lodge, Pilansberg

(94) 05 March 2012 : 1 Rhino(pregnant cow) Origstad - shot horns not removed

(93) 05 March 2012 : 1 Rhino carcass found in Matjulu area near Berg-en-dal, KNP (92) 02 March 2012 : 3 rhino's KNP N'Wanetsi area

(89) 02 March 2012 : 2 white rhino carcasses found 1 week old Vryburg North West (87) 01 March 2012 : 2 rhino's Malalane at John Hume's game reserve

(85) 01 March 2012: 1 Rhino - Waneen, Kzn

(84) 29 February 2012 : 1 Rhino Kariega, (2 dehorned but still alive)

(83) 28 February 2012 : 2 Rhino found Mopani area near Letaba KNP

(81) 28 FEbruary 2012 : 3 Rhino found near Pretoriuskop, KNP

(78) 28 February 2012 : 2 Rhino found near Pretoriuskop, KNP

(76) 25 February 2012 : 1 Rhino carcas found near Crocodile Bridge area, KNP

(75) 23 February 2012 : 1 White Rhino, Assen, NW

(74) 22 February 2012 : 5 Rhino carcasses - KNP (some of the carcasses are at least 1 month)

(69) 20 February 2012 : 1 Rhino Thanda Game Reserve, KZN

(68) 19 February 2012 : 2 Rhino Mpofini lodge Vryheid

(66) 17 February 2012 : 1 Rhino KNP - awaiting confirmation of location

(65) 17 Feburary 2012 : 1 White Rhino Borakolalo Game Reserve (had to be put down) (64) 15 February 2012 : 1 White rhino (1 month old carcass), Pilanesberg,NP

(63) 15 February 2012 : 2 carcass found Manyeleti, KNP

(61) 14 February 2012 : 8 carcasses found KNP

(53) 13 February 2012 : 2 Rhino Chicks Game Lodge Hluhluwe

(51) 12 February 2012 : 1 Madikwe White Rhino Bull both horns taken

(50) 10 February 2012 : 1 Madikwe white bull

(49) 09 February 2012 : 3 Letsitele, Limpopo - Pregnant mother and calf(unborn baby added below (47) 08 Februrary 2012: 1 Ndumo

(46) 08 February 2012 : 2 iMfolozi

(44) 07 February 2012 : 1 White Rhino Bull - Hoedspruit - private reserve

(43) 06 February 2012 : 1 Rhino bull Thabazimbi-Rooiberg area

(42) 06 February 2012 : 1 Carcass found KNP (poached Sat probably) - North of Letaba

(41) 06 February 2012 : 1 Madikwe - Black Rhino

(40) 26 January 2012 : 2 Limpopo Province - Waterberg area

(38) 26 January 2012 : 2 North West Province (to be confirmed)

(36) 19 January 2012 : 1 Hluhluwe iMfolozi found recently date unknown

(35) 16 January 2912 : 3 White Rhino Rooiberg area

(32) 16 January 2012 : 1 Mossel Bay, Kobus Crous - Farm Bergsig

(31) 15 January 2012 : 2 Madikwe 1 carcass found, Ndumo 2 month old carcass

(29) 13 January 2012 : 4 KNP - Pretoriuskop area

(25) 11 January 2012 : 5 Rhino Private Reserve near Stofberg

(20) 11 January 2012 : 3 Rhino - KNP

(17) 09 January 2012 : 2 White Rhino at Ndumo and 1 Black Rhino at Mkhusi

(14) 09/10 January 2012 : 9 KNP (4 near Pretoriuskop, 2 near Lower-Sabie and 2 near Crocodile Bridge + 1 other area to be confirmed)

(5) 04 January 2012 : 4 KNP Satara area

(1) 04 January 2012 : 1 Rhino Gravellotte area, Limpopo

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In Search of Rhino: Africa's Disappearing Icon - YouTube

The White Rhino likes to hang out, has interesting friends, has to 'go', likes to act tough and is at risk of going extinct because it get's poached for its horn.

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How To Create a Demand Reduction Campaign

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There are a number of steps that you should follow when designing a demand reduction campaign for illegal wildlife consumption. In summary, these steps are:

Identify the user groups for each of the different products or different usesFind out the true motivations to use the productsSummarise the patternsDerive potential reasons to stop using and calibrate with target group(s)Identify the most effective communication channelsDesign campaign messages and test...

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Our friend Lynn really knows what she is talking about... she has done the research.

 

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Making Rhinos Count in a World of Indifference

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Rampant corruption, low employment and high poverty are the unfortunate circumstances surrounding South Africa, the primary home of Earth’s last rhinos. Add to that a high Asian demand for their horns, and it equates to the perfect storm for their demise. South Africa has lost approximately 1600 black and white rhinos in 2015 (unconfirmed by…
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An open letter to Mr Hume about saving rhino

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Let’s forget your farming-model for the moment and speak plainly. In truth the solution to poaching lies not in your pocket however honorable the idea might sound. The solution is multi-faceted, complex and requires fortitude and administrative will. Each facet is dependent on the rest or the idea fails....

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DEA Drafts New Laws on Rhino Hunting

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The Department of Environmental Affairs has drafted regulations to strengthen control over the sale of live rhinos, trophy hunting and the stockpiling of rhino horn....

 

The proposed regulations include:

One hunter will be allowed to hunt only one rhino a year;All rhino deaths, natural or not, have to be reported to the authorities timeously;All rhino sold or moved must have three microchips implanted - one in each horn and another in the spine;Provincial authorities must keep information about rhino deaths and the movement of rhino out of the province on a national database;Rhino owners must notify government officials within five days of acquiring horns from a natural death; andOwners must keep the horns in a safe.
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Rhino Poaching in Zimbabwe Has More Than Doubled Since Last Year

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A significant surge in rhino poaching in Zimbabwe saw at least 50 rhino poached in 2015 — more than double the figure lost the previous year, a conservation group has reported. Forty-two of the rhino lost last year were black rhino, said the Lowveld Rhino Trust in a statement. Only around 20 rhino were lost …
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See Clearly – The Implications of South Africa’s Domestic Trade in Rhino Horn

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These are the business people and entrepreneurs driving Viet Nam’s rapid economic growth and
What they are doing could be made legal in 2016 if the South African Government decides to take the pro-trade route.
As people told me when I was in Viet Nam, the pro-trade debate in South Africa effectively neutralises law enforcement based success in Viet Nam. The overturning of the domestic SA trade ban only re-enforces this thinking in Viet Nam.
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Hmm! If there is no buyer why legalize the selling? 

A must read article by our friend with Break the Brand, Lynn Johnson. She takes a critical look at the recent ruling to legalize the trade of rhino horn in South Africa.

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Dealer Sentenced to Two Years in Prison for Smuggling Rhinoceros Libation Cups

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Rhino horn trade pushed into the belly of the underworld

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Tanzania charges four Chinese for rhino horn smuggling

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Tanzanian police arrest four Chinese with 11 rhino horns

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Four suspected rhino poachers caught after high speed chase

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How Much Is Spent On Rhino Horn Demand Reduction Campaigns?

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When you add up everything that is being spent to save the rhino from extinction in the wild, then it would become a teeny tiny fraction of 1%. The vast majority of the money donated to rhino conservation is spent on the ground on protection measures – fencing, rangers, equipment, dehorning etc. Only a relatively small percentage is spent in demand countries. Of that percentage, again only a small fraction goes into what can be classed as demand reduction campaigns....

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Real food for thought as to where we are spending our time and money... and what really needs to be done to stop the rhino poaching!

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Elephant Ivory poaching kingpin nabbed in Zimbabwe

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Harare businessman believed to be the ringleader of a poaching syndicate has been arrested on allegations of smuggling six ivory tusks suspected to have been stolen from the Zimbabwe National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority...

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This is very personally sad for Russ and I.

We met this man accused in this report. We believed him to be a friend to Africa's wildlife from our conversations with him.

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PICS: Richard Branson offers rhino poachers his finger nails

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Irish National Sentenced in US for Rhino Horn Trafficking

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Ricky Gervais Honors Dog For Being Successful Poacher-Hunter

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Before last night's Golden Globes ceremony, comedian Ricky Gervais bestowed a different kind of award for a very special recipient.

 

Killer, a five-year-old Belgian Malinois tracking dog, was presented with a gold medal by the animal advocate for his service in fighting to save the African Rhinoceros from extinction at South Africa’s Kruger National Park.

 

“Killer does fantastic work in the Kruger National Park,” Gervais said at the ceremony, which was put on by the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA), a veterinary charity that funds medical care for sick animals across the U.K. “He helped capture dozens of poachers in the last year alone, thanks to his amazing courage and dedication." ....

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Can Stem Cell Technology Save The Northern White Rhino?

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Scientists are planning to utilize stem cell technology to save the northern white rhinoceros.

Only three white rhinoceroses are left on the whole planet, so conservationists have devised a rescue plan they hope will be enough to save these animals before they all disappear, writes Nature World News. Instead of traditional breeding efforts, the researchers are hoping to use stem cells to create a self-sustaining population.
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Mpumalanga rhino sanctuary secures R600,000 donation

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Care for Wild Africa in Mbombela has started building the facility, which will be funded by the Antonie Roux Foundation, which was set up in memory of former Naspers Internet Operations head and M-Net co-founder Antonie Roux.

 

"We have needed this facility for years, in order to store dry food and milk for the rhinos," said Care for Wild Africa founder Petronel Niewoudt.

 

She is currently funding the building work from her own pocket before the donation comes through at the end of March...

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EXCLUSIVE: North Korean diplomat expelled from SA for rhino horn trafficking

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A high-ranking North Korean diplomat accused of abusing his diplomatic immunity and his embassy’s diplomatic bag to smuggle rhino horn out of South Africa has been expelled from the country.
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Legal rhino horn trade will increase poaching: NSPCA

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The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) on Friday said it was “taken aback at the judgement which lifted the domestic ban on rhino horn trade”.
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Debate over rhino horn trade ramps up as South Africa ban is lifted

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A South African court Thursday threw out a moratorium on the trade of rhino horns, a move hotly debated in a country that, more than any other, holds the survival of the species in its hands.
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Rhino horns land Iowa taxidermist in prison

An Iowa taxidermist pleaded guilty to buying and selling black rhino horns in violation of U.S. laws protecting endangered species and has been sentenced to 27 months in prison, court records show.
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