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Kids campaign to save South Africa's rhinos from poaching

Kids campaign to save South Africa's rhinos from poaching | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
The young founders of the U.S. conservation group, One More Generation (OMG), have taken on a new task: halting rhino poaching in South Africa.

 

After a trip last year to visit South Africa, Carter Ries (age 11) and Olivia Ries (age 9), have jump-started a campaign to help convince the South African government to put more resources into halting a rhino poaching plague in the country. Last year an astounding 448 rhinos were killed in South Africa for their horns, averaging more than one rhino a day.

 

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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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Bringing out the Big Guns: Kruger gets heavy artillery to combat poaching

Bringing out the Big Guns: Kruger gets heavy artillery to combat poaching | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
“The time has come for everyone to stand up and fight against poaching in order to help ensure these precious heritages for our children’s children survive forever."
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Tipping Point: Transnational organised crime and the 'war' on poaching

More than six thousand rhinos have fallen to poachers’ bullets in Africa over the past decade. Driven by insatiable demand in Southeast Asia and China
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Ranger fatally shot by poachers

Ranger fatally shot by poachers | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it

 Rhino poachers ambushed three rangers patrolling the Forever Resort in Bela Bela, Limpopo, killing one of them and a rhino.

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Mpumalanga traffic officer arrested for rhino poaching

Mpumalanga traffic officer arrested for rhino poaching | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
An Mpumalanga traffic officer arrested for rhino poaching is expected to appear in the Skukuza Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

The 31-year-old traffic officer was out on bail for a separate case of rhino poaching, when he was re-arrested, the Hawks confirm.
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SA's dogfight to save rhino

SA's dogfight to save rhino | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it

At the secret training camp called Battle Creek in the African bush - two hours from Johannesburg - men are training animals to hunt other men who kill animals.

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South Africa rhino named Hope gets facial reconstruction after horrific poacher attack

South Africa rhino named Hope gets facial reconstruction after horrific poacher attack | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
Poachers hacked off South African rhino's horns, part of her face a year ago
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Hope the rhino gets pioneering surgery 

Hope the rhino gets pioneering surgery  | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
Shoelaces on steroids: that's the groundbreaking procedure used on the world's most famous rhino, Hope.
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South Africa mulls $2 billion rhino horn trade

South Africa mulls $2 billion rhino horn trade | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
South Africa may push to end a global ban on the rhino trade. As Hayley Plattt reports, they want to turn the trade in horns into a lucrative legal business.
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Research Confirms Preference for Traditional Animal Medicinal Materials (TAMs) Derived from Wild Animals.

Research Confirms Preference for Traditional Animal Medicinal Materials (TAMs) Derived from Wild Animals. | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
I have long said that the pro-rhino-horn-trade proponents have no understanding of the current demand or users; I have not once seen any form of customer analysis, which I outlined in a previous blog post. Time and time again they have been asked to produce their user demand analysis and they haven’t; at least now they admit that they don’t understand the nature of the demand: http://rhinoalive.thinkmob.modxcloud.com/rhino-horn-trade-faq (pro-trade website)and highlight their gobsmacking belief, I quote from their website ‘The best way to learn about the market is to engage it via legal trade.’ Wow, what can you say to that ridiculous statement!...
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Prince William tells ITV News: The world has 5-10 years to save the rhino

Prince William tells ITV News: The world has 5-10 years to save the rhino | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
Read Prince William tells ITV News: The world has 5-10 years to save the rhino latest on ITV News. All the World news
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WATCH: 3 Lions attack black rhino stuck in mud

WATCH: 3 Lions attack black rhino stuck in mud | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
These lions try their luck with the vulnerable creature stuck in the mud... but all is not lost for the rhino.
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The all-female patrol stopping South Africa's rhino poachers

The all-female patrol stopping South Africa's rhino poachers | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
As rhino deaths have soared across South Africa, in Balule reserve the Black Mambas patrol of local women has achieved a 76% reduction in poaching since 2013. Now there are plans to extend the award-winning scheme
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8A Brynne's curator insight, March 10, 7:07 AM

Hat off to you Ladies!

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Can drones help save the rhino? – video

Can drones help save the rhino? – video | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
Drones are operating above some of South Africa’s national parks in an attempt to deter and intercept poachers
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Ahead of CITES South Africa conference rhino poaching continues unabated 

Ahead of CITES South Africa conference rhino poaching continues unabated  | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
September and South Africa’s hosting of the 17th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) is fast approaching with warnings coming..
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African philanthropists pledge to relocate 100 rhinos to Botswana

African philanthropists pledge to relocate 100 rhinos to Botswana | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
This weekend during a Botswana air navigation event, Race For Rhinos, a pledge was made to relocate 100 black and white rhino from South Africa to safe havens in Botswana.
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Visit to Rietvlei Nature Reserve Before the Rhino Poaching

Zebra, Black Wildebeest, Springbok, Water Buffalo, Ostrich and even Rhino grace the grasslands here. At least until recently! Sadly, the Rhino were brutally killed for their horn!l

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GoPro films behind the scenes of a black rhino

(KUTV) Many people wish for an up close look at animals' lives but with this you can see the world from the rhino's point of view.Care for Wild Africa is an organization that houses the largest rhino sanctuary and provides rhinos like young Thor a home.T
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African rhino rescue drive: The great mission to move rhinos – a project of hope

African rhino rescue drive: The great mission to move rhinos – a project of hope | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
GoPro teamed up with the project and this has brought the supporters and donors closer to this rhino rescue operation. So often, caring donors cannot actively interact with the projects they support.
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Photo of Wildlife Reserve Worker Weeping Next to Poached Rhino Shows the Impact of Our Greed

Photo of Wildlife Reserve Worker Weeping Next to Poached Rhino Shows the Impact of Our Greed | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
Park rangers and wildlife protection workers are on the front lines of the fight against illegal wildlife poaching.
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Swaziland accuses SA of backtracking on rhino horn trade

Swaziland accuses SA of backtracking on rhino horn trade | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
Swaziland conservation authorities have accused South Africa of reneging on an agreement to propose the legalization of rhino horn trade.
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President Kenyatta to torch ivory, rhino horns in April

President Uhuru Kenyatta will in April lead global actors in setting ablaze 120 tonnes of ivory and 1.5 tonnes of rhino horn to step up the fight against poaching.

This comes a day after President Kenyatta visited Nairobi National Park to review plans for 29th and 30th April event, where he will host the inaugural Giants’ Club Summit, bringing together several African Heads of State, Hollywood actors and global conservationists.
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Namibia: Rhino Poaching - Five Arrests in Three Regions

The police arrested five people in three different regions on Saturday for poaching rhino horns and elephant tusks.
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Five rhino poachers handed 15 years behind bars

A sixth man was sentenced to ten years after they were found guilty of illegally hunting and dehorning rhino.
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8a Jason's curator insight, March 20, 6:17 AM
This article was about five rhino poachers that got caught and were sentenced to 15 years in jail. The sixth man was sentenced to only 10.They were found guilty of illegally hunting and dehorning a white rhino bull in the Mapungubwe National Park and world heritage site almost two years ago.

I think that this is a good thing because this situation should be dealt with immediately because these guys are poaching endangered animals. After reading this text I felt very good to find out that the government officials are taking this case seriously.
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Pregnant black rhino killed in Ol Pejeta

Pregnant black rhino killed in Ol Pejeta | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
Armed poachers on Tuesday killed a pregnant black rhino and removed her horns at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Laikipia county.The carcass of the rhino, which was 12 months pregnant, was discovered by Kenya Police Reservists on patrol.The management said the horns were missing. Two suspects were arrested.Elodie Sampere, the communications manager at the conservancy, said the rhino had a two-year-old calf that was uninjured.“The two-year-old calf was spotted a few hours later and is being closely monitored,” she said in a statement yesterday.
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8a Jason's curator insight, March 12, 7:01 AM
This article was about how men found a dead rhino which was twelve months pregnant. The rhino's horn was missing. Which means, that the rhino must have been killed for it's horn. This rhino had a two year old calf that was uninjured. I think that the reason why these men did not kill the calf was because it was not big enough to have a horn. After this incident the two suspects were found and arrested.

I think that this article really shows how selfish some people really are. All they think about is how much money they can make if they kill this rhino for it's horn. They do not think about how the rhino feels. They do not think about the baby. After reading this article I feel like I had to do something about this. But, I can't no just me alone. So, I think that everybody should help and try to solve this problem.
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Orphaned baby rhinos squeal with excitement at breakfast time

Orphaned baby rhinos squeal with excitement at breakfast time | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
The heart-warming video was captured by an environmental scientist named Morgan Pelt, who volunteers her time to care for the orphaned baby animals in Limpopo, South Africa.
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8a Jason's curator insight, February 25, 6:30 PM

This article was about rescued rhinos. These rhinos were either crippled or injured. One morning the staff came to give them their morning milk and they were squealing and squeaking, I think they are hungry squeaks. This situation was captured on camera. someone put it on you tube and it went viral. It has over 25,000 views.

 

This article reminded me that even animals had feelings. They can be happy, sad ,angry and also hungry. This video changed my perspective because sometimes I forget to feed my dog. Now feeding my dog is first thing in the morning and when I get home on my schedule.