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CNN: What we can do about the poaching crisis

Watch the latest breaking news, politics, entertainment and offbeat videos everyone is talking about at CNN.com. Get informed now!
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Cousteau says we can:

1) Get the leaders of our nations to demand putting a stop to the poaching that is creating economic instability and national security risks

2) Be more aware of the products we purchase to make sure they do not contain illegal wildlife body parts

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So many stories! Here's a quick look at the good, bad, ugly and encouraging RHINO NEWS
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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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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

Saving the rhino through disharmony | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
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

Is it You? Instagram endangers rhinos | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
Posting your rhino pictures from your game reserve getaway on social media might be inadvertently giving poachers directions to their next kill.
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When taking rhino photos....

Please make sure your Location settings are turned off!

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Largest Rhino Airlift Ever to Move 100 At-Risk Animals

Largest Rhino Airlift Ever to Move 100 At-Risk Animals | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
Rhinos Without Borders project is transferring animals from South Africa to safer parks in Botswana.
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Botswana is the safest place....

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Mozambican police announce seizure of 17 rhino horns

Police in Mozambique have seized 17 rhino horns in the industrial city of Matola near the capital Maputo, APA learns here Monday.According to private telev
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Texas Man Pleads Guilty to Falsifying a Wildlife Document Related to the Sale of Horns from a Black Rhino

John A. Brommel, 53, a resident of Austin, Texas, and the owner of a taxidermy business, pleaded guilty today to violating the Lacey Act’s false labeling provision by knowingly selling horns from a black rhinoceros to non-Texas residents and falsifying the bill of sale to conceal the fact that the actual purchasers were not residents of Texas....

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Group Injects Rhino Horns With Poison In Desperate Effort To Curb Poaching

Group Injects Rhino Horns With Poison In Desperate Effort To Curb Poaching | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it

As Africa's rhino population continues to grow more vulnerable due to poaching and increasing demand for their horns in Asian countries, one organization is taking a different approach to curb the hunting by poisoning the animals' horns.

Lorinda Hern, co-founder of the Rhino Rescue Project, explained to HuffPost Live'sJosh Zepps on Monday that the "dramatic increase" in rhino poaching over the years is due in part to a rumor that began circulating several years ago in countries like China and Vietnam that the horns had healing powers and were linked to curing many "high-profile individuals" of anything from hangovers to cancer....

 

WATCH the interview http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/25/rhino-horn-poaching_n_6931346.html ;

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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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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

Maggie Q says Vietnam can help save rhinos | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it

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

The rhino bush war and the horn trade | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
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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Pizza outlet starts rhino preservation initiative

Pizza outlet starts rhino preservation initiative | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
MBOMBELA ¬ The manager of Panarotti’s came up with a brilliant idea to make a unique contribution to the war on rhino poaching.
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To legalise or not to legalise trade in rhino horn? Stakeholders make their case

To legalise or not to legalise trade in rhino horn? Stakeholders make their case | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
Over the past three days, stakeholders with interests in rhino conservation have had the unenviable task of presenting their views on the “feasibility, or not, of a rhino horn trade” to the Committee of Inquiry set up to investigate exactly that. The Committees’ eventual conclusion will determine whether South Africa calls for legalisation at the next meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in 2016. By ANDREA TEAGLE.
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Trade Legalisation Debate – The New Root Cause of Rhino Poaching?

Trade Legalisation Debate – The New Root Cause of Rhino Poaching? | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it

When we started Breaking The Brand it was because we saw a lack of focus on the root cause of rhino poaching and wildlife crime in general, namely the end user. Similarly, the work that was being done on the demand side did not resonate with the primary users of genuine rhino horn.


.... the pro-trade debate in South Africa effectively neutralises law enforcement based success in Viet Nam. At the time we all thought that this left user targeted demand reduction as the only viable option. But now even this approach may not be available anymore....

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Who'd a thought?

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