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Man linked to rhino poaching syndicate arrested

Man linked to rhino poaching syndicate arrested | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
A Mozambican man believed to be linked to a rhino poaching syndicate was arrested on Thursday in the Ramotsahala informal settlement, near Rustenburg, in North West, the Hawks said.

 

Captain Paul Ramaloko said the 28-year-old was arrested by a task team investigating rhino poaching.

 

He had been linked to the eight men arrested last week, who were believed to be part of a rhino poaching syndicate.

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This might be our biggest challenge to save them #RhinoFriday

This might be our biggest challenge to save them #RhinoFriday | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it

Is getting the 'good guys' to work together.

#RhinoFriday

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Anti-poaching device combines GPS, heart rate and video to stop rhino hunting within seconds

Anti-poaching device combines GPS, heart rate and video to stop rhino hunting within seconds | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
British inventor Paul O'Donoghue creates device that could wipe out rhino poaching.
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Cover of darkness taken from poachers

Cover of darkness taken from poachers | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
The fight against rhino poaching in the Kruger National Park (KNP) has been taken a step further. The ranger corps received a collection of top-of-the-range monocular night-vision equipment to the value of R3.4 million from Peace Parks Foundation (PPF) on Thursday.
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VIDEO - The Battle: Rhino vs. Buffalo

VIDEO - The Battle: Rhino vs. Buffalo | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
A white rhino and buffalo go head to head over territory.
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Sniffer Dogs to take on Rhino Poachers in Kruger

Sniffer Dogs to take on Rhino Poachers in Kruger | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
The company is better known for producing hi-tech weapons systems and defence solutions. But now it’s joining the war on the rhino poaching trade.
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The dying rhino that will take a species with him to the grave

The dying rhino that will take a species with him to the grave | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
With breeding programs proving unsuccessful, the death of the three-ton northern white rhino named Sudan (pictured) could mean extinction for the entirety of his species.
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3D printed horns may put rhinos at greater risk of extinction

3D printed horns may put rhinos at greater risk of extinction | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
Plans to tackle rhino poaching by flooding the market with lab-made horns may backfire
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The Price Documentary - YouTube

Teaser for The Price, an upcoming feature documentary about the fate of the world's rhinos and the heroes who risk their lives to save them.
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Mozambique burns world's largest rhino horn seizure

Mozambique burns world's largest rhino horn seizure | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it

Mozambique burned the world’s largest ever seizure of rhino horn on Monday in what ministers and officials said was a demonstration of their commitment to tackle poaching.

 

The largely symbolic destruction of 193.5kg of horn and 2,434.6kg of ivory came as neighbouring Zimbabwe confirmed that around 20 elephants it captured from a national park had been exported to China despite pleas from conservationists to release them....

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Would-be rhino poacher gets 7.5 years

Would-be rhino poacher gets 7.5 years | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
A Mozambican man has been sentenced to seven and a half years in prison for attempted poaching in the Kruger National Park and other offences.
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#MondayMotivation

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Sometimes we need a little chuckle!

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Five Namibians arrested with rhino horn in Kunene

Five Namibian men were arrested on Saturday afternoon in the Kunene Region after they were found with a freshly sawn off black rhinoceros horn and a rifle, allegedly used to shoot the rhino.
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Secret to Success? Resourcefulness not Resources?

Secret to Success? Resourcefulness not Resources? | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it

#MondayMotivation

This definitely holds true for many working tirelessly to save the rhino.

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Death of rare Northern White Rhino leaves four alive

Death of rare Northern White Rhino leaves four alive | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
One of the last five Northern White Rhino left in the world has died.
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South Africa: Eighty Per Cent of Kruger Poachers Are Mozambican

About eighty per cent of the poachers arrested by the South African authorities in the Kruger National Park are Mozambicans, according to William Mabassa, of the public relations service of the Kruger Park.
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Sabine Anderson's curator insight, July 19, 12:04 PM

This is why I started my petition asking the government to re-erect the the fence and bring in the army to protect the border along the KNP and Mozambique!  

http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/president-jacob-zuma-re-erect-the-fence-along-the-border-of-the-kruger-park-and-mozambique?

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South African Government Taken to Court Over Rhino Horn Trade Moratorium

South African Government Taken to Court Over Rhino Horn Trade Moratorium | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
By Adam Cruise Two of South Africa’s largest private rhino breeders have taken the South African government to court in an effort to lift a moratorium that bans
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How many white rhino are left in Kruger Park?

How many white rhino are left in Kruger Park? | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
SKUKUZA - The number of white rhino left in the Kruger National Park (KNP) is becoming a hotly contested issue.
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Sabine Anderson's curator insight, July 19, 11:49 AM

Will we ever get true numbers about our Rhinos??

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Vietnamese youth apologise for SA's decline in rhino

Vietnamese youth apologise for SA's decline in rhino | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
Vietnamese youth have apologised to South Africa on behalf of Vietnam for the manner in which the use of rhino horn has resulted in a dramatic decline in rhino populations.
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Wounded Rhino’s last stand – Kills Poacher

Wounded Rhino’s last stand – Kills Poacher | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
A stand-off between a wounded rhino and her attacker ended in the death of a poacher near Skukuza late yesterday afternoon - read more here.
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Although not a new story... One that more poachers should hear about.

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Thousands sign petition to prevent E Cape rhino hunt

Thousands sign petition to prevent E Cape rhino hunt | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it

Almost 3000 people, some from as far away as India, Ireland and New Zealand have added their signatures to an online petition supporting court action to stop a white rhino trophy hunt at Lalibela game reserve outside Grahamstown.

 

Despite the counter on the online petition continuing to tick over, both Lalibela and Bayeti – the managing company of the entire conservancy of which Lalibela is a part – have indicated they intended fighting a high court interdict aimed at stopping the hunt, which, according to court papers, also included two lion and two buffalo...

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Could 3-D Printed Rhino Horns Put Poachers Out of Business?

Could 3-D Printed Rhino Horns Put Poachers Out of Business? | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
This biotech company says they can stem a black market that is wiping out rhinos. So why are conservationists so mad at them?
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Someone else trying to make money from the rhino crisis?

Somehow feeding into the rhino myth to stop the poaching just doesn't seem like the way to go.

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The trouble with using synthetic rhino horn to stop poaching

The trouble with using synthetic rhino horn to stop poaching | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
A company plans to flood the market with synthetic rhinoceros horn in an effort to slow poaching but these types of commercially driven conservation efforts are fraught with problems.
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Rhino horn demand in Viet Nam plunges!

Rhino horn demand in Viet Nam plunges! | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
Rhino horn demand has decreased by 77 per cent in Ha Noi and 38 per cent
across Viet Nam, more than a year after a campaign was launched to
eliminate its use.
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According to the Humane Society International it has dropped due to education... however, few others seem to think it has. So what's really happening?

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Adorable Baby Rhino Orphans Are Loving Life After Being Saved

Adorable Baby Rhino Orphans Are Loving Life After Being Saved | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
Two rhino orphans in South Africa have become the best of friends after being rescued by a wildlife foundation that serves to protect endangered animals.
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U.S. gets on board with destroying elephant ivory

U.S. gets on board with destroying elephant ivory | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it

United States to Destroy More than One Ton of Confiscated Ivory at Public Event in New York’s Times Square ...

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South Africa: Three in Court Over Rhino Poaching

South Africa: Three in Court Over Rhino Poaching | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
Efforts by law enforcement agencies to deal with the rhino poaching plague proactively are steadily gaining momentum.
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