More than 1 million tourists visit Namibia every year. Not only do they boost the national economy – they also help save endangered species. With their support, Namibia will become a haven again for animals under threat of extinction.
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Two suspected rhino poachers have been arrested in Limpopo, police say.
The Rhino Task Team made the arrest on the R101 between Polokwane and Mokopane and also confiscated a hunting rifle and an axe.
Police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Ronel Otto said they received a tip-off that the two were on their way to poach rhino. A task team vehicle spotted them, pulled them off the road and arrested them....
Wilderness Safaris, a premium tourism outfit linked to President Ian Khama, was apparently favoured by the Botswana government in a cross-border relocation of rhinos that will have benefited the privately owned company.
A spokesperson for the Botswana Defence Force (BDF) confirmed that Wilderness used a BDF Hercules 130 cargo aircraft to transfer 20 rhinos from Limpopo, South Africa, and the Malilangwe Trust, Zimbabwe, to the Moremi Game Reserve in Botswana at a cost of more than a million pula (R1.3-million) in May and June...
NEW DELHI: Many traders in China are now selling tiger and rhino part medicines laced with Viagra to reinforce a sex myth that has long conditioned the buyers there. In China, tiger bones and rhino horns pass off as aphrodisiac. Though experts say the effects are not proven, a huge market has thrived on the belief, leading in turn to the slaughter of hundreds of thousands of tigers and rhinos from India and other countries...
Named for the most feared snake in Africa, the Black Mambas are a specially trained all-female anti-poaching team. Day and night, they sweep through a South African game reserve, protecting rhinos and other endangered species and looking for any signs of poachers. Special correspondent Martin Seemungal reports.
It's important for us to recognize this day as the world's rhinoceros population is quickly dwindling. According to the Save the Rhinoorganization, there were over 500,000 rhinos across Africa and Asia at the start of the 20th century. Today, research suggests that there might as few as 29,000 left.
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A Port Elizabeth businessman with a passion for conservation plans to cycle 6 000km between all of the country's 19 national parks to drive home the point that ordinary citizens can do great things for wildlife.
Two South African sisters who are raising awareness on rhino protection by biking across Asia stopped in Ho Chi Minh City on Thursday. Ness, 30, and Vicky, 35, who come from Cape Town, said their “Buy No Rhino” cycling tour aims to call on people not to consume the horn of rhinos...
The Black Mamba Anti-Poaching Unit, a South African and majority-women ranger group, has been announced as one of the winners of the United Nation's top environmental accolade, the Champions of the Earth award.
With this award, in the Inspiration and Action category, UNEP is recognizing the rapid and impressive impact the Black Mamba unit has made in combatting poaching and the courage required to accomplish it.
Kruger under siege: Environment Minister presented updated rhino poaching stats yesterday – the latest figures are at oxpeckers.org. In 2015 there has been a 27% increase in poachers entering the Kruger. An average of 12 active poacher groups are operating in the park every day, and anti-poaching teams have made contact with heavily armed poachers 95 times so far this year, an average of close to three times a week.
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