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Take Aspirin NOT Rhino Horn - According to Dr Ho Ka Cheong

Take Aspirin NOT Rhino Horn - According to Dr Ho Ka Cheong | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it

Chinese Herbalist confirms that taking ASPIRIN is better than "taking" rhino horn for fever and other ailments.

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Here's to #WildlifeWednesday

Here's to #WildlifeWednesday | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
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For a cause: Renaissance School students help raise awareness and money for saving rhinos

For a cause: Renaissance School students help raise awareness and money for saving rhinos | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
They hopes to raise around VND20,000,000 (US$1,000) for this good cause.
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Wildlife tourism: Creating a global force for natural protection

“Shhhh. Everyone please stop talking. Look, over there, right through there, through those bushes.

See the watering hole? Just look at her. ...
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Despite Memorandum Rhino and Elephants Remain at Risk

Despite Memorandum Rhino and Elephants Remain at Risk | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
PRETORIA - The signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Mozambican and the South African governments a year ago has so far not saved the rhino or elephants from the South African side of the border.
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Four-legged hunters on the front line of the rhino war

Four-legged hunters on the front line of the rhino war | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
Ngwenya is no ordinary pooch and has the scars to prove it. She has dodged bullets, spent hours in the bush chasing rhino poachers and has taken part in half a dozen arrests.
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'Arrogant' rhino poachers each get 15 years in prison

'Arrogant' rhino poachers each get 15 years in prison | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
Four Mpumalanga men convicted of trespassing and illegal hunting in the Kruger National Park have each been sentenced to 15 years imprisonment.
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Thandi and the calf - YouTube

Thandi's little one is so young but so full of spirit and confidence. We love her, not sure what the wildebeest think of her...
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How technology (and people) are helping to sustain the black rhino

How technology (and people) are helping to sustain the black rhino | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it

Earlier this week, Microsoft shared data on the company’s efforts to reduce its carbon footprint. Technology plays an important role for people and companies to do their parts to invigorate our planet. In Africa, technology is at the forefront of helping to sustain one of the most endangered species on the planet, the black rhinoceros.

 

Dr. Friedrich Reinhard owns a wildlife reserve in Namibia, and for 30 years he has been working with the government to stabilize, protect and help rebuild the population of black rhinos that has declined 96 percent in the last 50 years.

 

Beginning Friday, April 17, in nearly 1,500 movie theaters across the United States, Microsoft showcases the work of Dr. Reinhard, his family and researchers as they use technology to assist their conservation program. Watch the video above for more information.

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Namibia: Rhino poaching continues unabated

Namibia: Rhino poaching continues unabated | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it

WINDHOEK – Rhinos continue to die at the hands of suspected poachers in the country’s national parks, especially in Etosha.

 

The Director of Regional Services and Parks Management, Colgar Sikopo, yesterday confirmed the crisis.


He said some of the carcasses are old, while some have horns.

“We have a team busy investigating. We also suspect that some could have died of natural causes. We are going to examine each and every carcass to determine the root causes of their deaths,” said Sikopo.

 

Over the years, the ministry has been battling to bring the level at which the country’s rhino are being killed under control....

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Rifles‚ silencers and axes - the weapons of a rhino poacher

Rifles‚ silencers and axes - the weapons of a rhino poacher | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
Five suspected rhino poachers were arrested in Gravelotte, Northern Province, in two separate incidents over the weekend‚ bringing the total of suspected poachers arrested in the province since the beginning of March to 21.
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SA Government again acknowledges rhino poaching is a priority crime

SA Government again acknowledges rhino poaching is a priority crime | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
Government has again acknowledged, in reply to a Parliamentary question, that rhino poaching is a priority crime but the lack of regular poaching data remains worrying, according to the official opposition.
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The last male northern white rhino must now be kept under armed guard 24/7

The last male northern white rhino must now be kept under armed guard 24/7 | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
The last male northern white rhino is under armed guard 24 hours a day at a Kenyan reserve to protect him from poachers.
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Poachers Kill 12 Rhinos So Far This Year in Namibia

Poachers killed 12 rhinos in Namibia’s Etosha National Park and in north-western Kunene region so far this year, authorities said.

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Two rhino poached from Eastern Cape game farm

Two rhino poached from Eastern Cape game farm | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it

An Eastern Cape game farmer says he is worried that poachers will strike again after two of his rhino were killed this week.

 

This brings to ten the number of rhino that have been poached in the Eastern Cape since the start of the year...

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Fake Rhino Horn to Save Rhino - Good or Bad Idea?

Fake Rhino Horn to Save Rhino - Good or Bad Idea? | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it

Pembient announced plans to produce the 3D printed horns at the start of 2015 and has now said it aims to release the first one in June. Limited quantities will be sold shortly after, with a portion of the sales going towards the protection and management of wild rhinos – the cost would be about a tenth of what rhino horns currently sell for. It hopes its product will provide an outlet in the same way faux fur did....

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I tend to agree with this... about changing behavior.

 

Colman O'Criodain, from the WWF, said there is already a great deal of fake horns in circulation that has not led to a decrease in poaching. He said: "In general, we favour trying to change consumer behaviour rather than pandering to it," 

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I think this a wonderful way to curb the poaching!
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How Luke, 9, saved a rhino

How Luke, 9, saved a rhino | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it

It’s not often that members of the public, worried about the plight of South Africa’s rhinos, get the chance to contribute personally to the protection of this increasingly threatened species.

 

But thanks to the compassion – and persistent nagging – of a 9-year-old Durban schoolboy, one rhino was spared a lingering death this week in Mkhuze Game Reserve in KwaZulu-Natal....

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Way to go Luke!

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Kruger tourists bust rhino poachers

Kruger tourists bust rhino poachers | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
Observant tourists get two rhino poachers arrested in Kruger National Park.
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Plans to save the Kruger rhino population

Plans to save the Kruger rhino population | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
The only sure way of putting a stop to rhino poaching in the Kruger National Park is to have communities in close proximity cooperate in the safeguarding of the rhino.
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Cross-border strategy for rhino poaching not on the table

Cross-border strategy for rhino poaching not on the table | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
Police Minister Nathi Nhleko says integrated strategy on rhino poaching not considered necessary
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Kings Al Barsha Rhino Day - YouTube

The video is to commemorate the partnership between Kings School Al Barsha Dubai and Rhino Revolution Dubai. I do not own the rights to the music and is simp...
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Poaching: Kruger has a lot to learn from Swaziland

Poaching: Kruger has a lot to learn from Swaziland | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it

As the scourge of poaching runs rife in Africa, one country seems to be standing its ground rather spectacularly well...

 

Speaking at WTM Africa in Cape Town, Ann Reilly, daughter of the legendary conservationist and head of Big Game Parks Ted Reilly, shared some insights into Swaziland's incredible conservation successes from the past few decades. ...

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5 alleged rhino poachers in Limpopo court

5 alleged rhino poachers in Limpopo court | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
Five alleged rhino poachers have appeared in the Phalaborwa Magistrate’s Court after being arrested over the weekend, Limpopo police say.
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New all-terrain vehicle gives Addo park a boost to fight poachers

New all-terrain vehicle gives Addo park a boost to fight poachers | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
Addo Elephant National Park’s fight against rhino poaching was given a boost when the park took ownership of a Polaris all-terrain vehicle (ATV) and a specially designed anti-poaching trailer for use in the field.
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Orphaned baby rhinos inseparable after their mothers are killed by poachers

Orphaned baby rhinos inseparable after their mothers are killed by poachers | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
A rhino known as ‘Little G’ is helping the rehabilitation of a fellow orphan, Matimba, at an endangered species centre in South Africa.
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Activists in Vietnam Seek to Halt Record-High Rhino Killings

Activists in Vietnam Seek to Halt Record-High Rhino Killings | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it

.....At an event Friday sprinkled with celebrities and government representatives in the capital, activists discussed how to reverse the trend. Hong Hoang, director of local NGO Change, said she was hopeful the use of famous singers and actors could get the message to "stop the buying, stop the killing" across to consumers.

 

Hoang said it was important to change Vietnam's reputation as a destination for rhino horn.

 

The target markets are businessmen who earn more than $50,000 a year, government officials and those who drink rhino horn as a hangover cure.

 

Demand outstrips supply, with 75 percent to 90 percent of rhino horn on the market believed to be fake, Hoang said....

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Did you know?

75% to 90% of rhino horn on the market in Vietnam is actually believed to be fake!

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