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Department of State Marks Wildlife Conservation Day

Washington, DC - U.S. missions around the globe will mark Wildlife Conservation Day on December 4 with programs including speaking engagements at local schools, film presentations, roundtables, an appearance by Animal Planet’s Jeff Corwin at the U.S. Department of State, and a videotaped call to action by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

 

In Washington D.C., Jeff Corwin, host and executive producer of Animal Planet’s "The Jeff Corwin Experience," will speak at the Department of State’s Ralph Bunche Library at 11 a.m. on December 4. Mr. Corwin will be joined by Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Tara Sonenshine and Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs Kerri-Ann Jones. Mr. Corwin will also lead two international webchats on Monday, December 3 and Tuesday, December 4.

 

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http://www.imperialvalleynews.com/index.php/news/world/2479-department-of-state-marks-wildlife-conservation-day.html

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Here's to #WildlifeWednesday

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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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Arrested in Dec 2010! Four Kruger Park rhino poachers found guilty

Arrested in Dec 2010! Four Kruger Park rhino poachers found guilty | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it

Four men who entered the Kruger National Park with an intention to hunt rhino have been found guilty....

 

The four were arrested by rangers on December 7 2010, while hunting in the KNP.

 

They had all pleaded not guilty to the charges....

 

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Saving the rhino through disharmony

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Focusing on the disharmony caused by the medicinal use of rhino horn, a group of artists have launched a campaign addressing affluent Asians.
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Celebrating #WildlifeWednesday

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Celebrating #WildlifeWednesday
Look what our Volunteers have done... tons of facts about many African Wildlife Species
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Is it You? Instagram endangers rhinos

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Please make sure your Location settings are turned off!

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Plans to save the Kruger rhino population

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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

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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

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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

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New all-terrain vehicle gives Addo park a boost to fight poachers

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Orphaned baby rhinos inseparable after their mothers are killed by poachers

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Activists in Vietnam Seek to Halt Record-High Rhino Killings

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

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Current Rhino Poaching Stats by Province, Reserve, Number Arrested

Current Rhino Poaching Stats by Province, Reserve, Number Arrested | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it

For the details visit WESSA's website

http://wessa.org.za/get-involved/rhino-initiative/current-rhino-poaching-stats.htm ;

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Maggie Q says Vietnam can help save rhinos

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Renowned American actress Maggie Q said at a press conference on the “Stop Using Rhino Horn” campaign in Hanoi on Friday that Vietnam can help save rhinos and become a leader by taking strong action and showing the world the country can end the trade in rhino horn.

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The rhino bush war and the horn trade

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If the trade of rhino horn is not legalised – and farmers are not hopeful – the question of “what then?” is met with glum faces, shrugs, and silence from private owners.
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Helping Rhinos Thandi Story - YouTube

Helping Rhinos Thandi Story - YouTube | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it

Heart warming footage of the miracle rhino calf and her mother.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvBMS8Pk_Is#t=101

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