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UK joins KWS in fight to save the Rhino

http://www.ntv.co.ke A suspected poacher has been gunned down in the Tsavo National Park, as the Kenya Wildlife Service intensifies the war on poaching. Guns...
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Sue Woolley's curator insight, February 10, 2013 5:29 AM

good old Uk lets get this job done ! this cant go on another Year !

What's Happening to Africa's Rhino?
So many stories! Here's a quick look at the good, bad, ugly and encouraging RHINO NEWS
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In Search of Rhino: Africa's Disappearing Icon - YouTube

The White Rhino likes to hang out, has interesting friends, has to 'go', likes to act tough and is at risk of going extinct because it get's poached for its horn.

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Young rhino seems to be learning new social skills at the waterhole

This was such a treat. We arrived at dawn and stayed till well after sunrise watching these rhino interact. Sure, its mainly in slow motion. Lots of stan
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49 arrested for rhino poaching at Kruger National Park, Hluhluwe

49 arrested for rhino poaching at Kruger National Park, Hluhluwe | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
Twenty-three firearms and 192 rounds of live ammunition, as well as axes and silencers were recovered.
Via Trevor TQ Harvey
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Dramatic video captures a team of vets fighting to keep a rhino alive

Dramatic video captures a team of vets fighting to keep a rhino alive | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
While four vets perform chest compressions on the white rhino orphan Meha in South Africa, another blows into her nose and after several desperate minutes, she starts breathing independently.
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Attacked Rhino Orphanage Takes Heartbreaking Decision to Close | SAPeople - Your Worldwide South African Community

Attacked Rhino Orphanage Takes Heartbreaking Decision to Close | SAPeople - Your Worldwide South African Community | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
The Fundimvelo Thula Thula Rhino Orphanage, which has rescued so many orphaned rhino… but which experienced a brutal poaching attack in February, has made the heartbreaking decision to close down. In a statement today, Thula Thula said the following: The late night attack had resulted in an assault on staff and the tragic loss of two …
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Taiwanese media calls into question the myth surrounding rhino horn

Taiwanese media calls into question the myth surrounding rhino horn | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
The Taiwanese media recently started to debunk the myth surrounding rhino horn and it's about time.
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The big problem with legalising rhino horn sales

The big problem with legalising rhino horn sales | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
While we've been spending our hard earned money to save the rhinos, our minister wants to allow the sale of their horn and put them into more danger than ever before, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
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Minnesota, Wisconsin and Wyoming have decided to eradicate wolves

Minnesota, Wisconsin and Wyoming have decided to eradicate wolves | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
Senators from Minnesota, Wisconsin and Wyoming yesterday introduced the “War on Wolves Act,” a companion bill to legislation introduced last week in the House that would strip federal protections from wolves and allow trophy hunting and trapping of the species in four states.
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Poachers break into Paris zoo, shoot rhino dead and steal its horn

Poachers break into Paris zoo, shoot rhino dead and steal its horn | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
A rhinoceros at a zoo near Paris was shot three times in the head on Monday night by poachers who then cut off its horn with a chainsaw. The four-year-old rhinoceros, named Vince, was found dead by keepers at Thoiry Zoo, to the west of the French capital.
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South African wildlife veterinarian speaks at FGCU

South African wildlife veterinarian speaks at FGCU | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
South Africa is home to some of the world’s most endangered animals suffering in silence. President of the Pre-Vet Society, Amber Elalem, organized a guest lecture with renowned wildlife veterinarian and zoologist, Dr. James Roxburgh, on Tuesday, Jan. 31 with the purpose of educating the public on wildlife conservation and providing insight on the life …
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Nice Shot! The World's Largest Rhino Farm

Nice Shot! The World's Largest Rhino Farm | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
These rhinos, bred for their horns, are “not meant to be in this situation,” says photographer Brent Stirton.
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Justice for Rhinos—When Will It Come?

Justice for Rhinos—When Will It Come? | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
Nothing prepared me for the venom in his eyes. While not directed at me, nobody in the courtroom could escape the anger seeping from his pores. Through a twist of fate, I was in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN)…
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Taking care of the rhino war's smallest victims - the rhino calves

Taking care of the rhino war's smallest victims - the rhino calves | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
Rhino calves are slaughtered for the tiny stump on their head or left to die after their mothers are brutally killed.
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Nine rhinos found massacred at Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park

Nine rhinos found massacred at Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
Nine fresh rhino carcasses have been found massacred at the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, South Africa’s oldest game reserve and the cradle of global rhino conservation.
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Zambia goes to extremes to protect 'near-threatened' rhinos

Zambia goes to extremes to protect 'near-threatened' rhinos | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
MOSI-OA-TUNYA NATIONAL PARK, ZAMBIA – The rhinos nibbled on dry grasses in the afternoon sun, their horns brushing the ground, hardened skin moving like plates of armor over thick muscles.
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International Armoring Corporation Armors Helicopters for Anti-Poaching Task Force

International Armoring Corporation Armors Helicopters for Anti-Poaching Task Force | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
International Armoring Corporation (IAC) has received a contract to armor four helicopters for South Africa's Anti-Poaching Task Force.
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Botswana Budget Cuts Imperil Rhino Anti Poaching

Botswana Budget Cuts Imperil Rhino Anti Poaching | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
Long known for its topnotch success in protecting its rhino population Botswana's budget cuts may change all that.
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Only 540 rhinos left in Kenya

Only 540 rhinos left in Kenya | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
There were 20,000 of them in 1970, according to EarthWatch Institute
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8B DanielO's curator insight, March 23, 10:09 AM
     This article is about rhino poaching in Africa. With the recent problem, animal poaching, happening in Africa, Kenya also had faced the same problem. EarthWatch Institute estimate that about 540 rhinos are left in Kenya from what used to be 20,000 rhinos in 1970. This extensive rhino poaching happened over the 20 years. On March 14, there was in incidence where someone smuggled Sh600 million worth of rhino horns from Kenya. The main reason of the poaching is because of Asia. Some parts of Asia thinks rhino horn is sacred. They think it is a medicine to cure cancer and other diseases. Other parts of Asia also classifies their status symbol by the amount of rhino horns they have. This caused many poachers to smuggle horns to sell it in the black market in Asia. Africa had been mainly solving this problem through technology. They used drones and robots to find and arrest the poachers. Unlike many parts of Africa, Kenya doesn’t allow drones to be flown. The limit to technology Kenya have, causes more problems when it comes to protecting the wild. 
     This article helps me understand that some parts of Africa is facing problems beyond poaching. They have limit access to technology and can’t find poachers easily. The problem is hard to fix since drone is the main technology people use to catch off poachers. As time goes, this may cause our ecosystem to be ruined and may affect the world as a whole. I think it is a big problem and it needs to be fixed. They government should at least let drone that catches poachers to be flown. I think the world should actually start to acknowledge the poaching and smuggling that happened over last 20 years. We should try to stop it since it only doesn’t affect Africa, but our world, earth, as a whole.
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Rhino horns worth $5m seized in Thailand off flight from Ethiopia

Rhino horns worth $5m seized in Thailand off flight from Ethiopia | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
The haul found in luggage on a flight from Ethiopia is is the biggest for several years.
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8B DanielO's curator insight, March 17, 5:02 AM
This article is about rhino poaching. In March 14, 2017, 2 women was caught seizing 21 rhino horns into Thailand. The Thai police caught this scene while the luggage was subjected to a random check. They also found 300k of elephant ivory with the horn, both of which is estimated to be worth. $5m. The Thai official also indicates that the incidence of the poaching probably includes several more people. These animals were believed to be killed in south Africa and brought back to Cambodia and Vietnam where these two women collected it from. This is a problem since an estimation of 21,000 rhino were poached and killed since the 20th century. Although Asian airline and airports shows anti-smuggling efforts, Asia seems to be the main place poachers illegally trades rhino horns. 

This article helps me understand about African recent issues. Recently in Africa, there had been many news articles about animal poaching. These news seem to not stop, therefore leading a big problem to Africa. Africa need these animals for tourist attraction, but with the poachers and killers, African economy may go down, causing poverty throughout the country. There had been news about planning to stop animal poaching through technology, but those haven’t shown a success yet. After reading this article, it made me rethink about poaching. Since there had been many articles about poaching so lately, I think animal poaching could almost be a global problem. With that many people poaching everyday, the mass killing may interrupt our ecosystem. This could, overtime, lead to global extinction and I hope the airline and the government could take this seriously and try to prevent animal poaching in Africa.
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Poacher got 77 years in 2014, released on bail in 2017

Poacher got 77 years in 2014, released on bail in 2017 | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
Mandla Chauke's bail application pending appeal was successful.
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ANALYSIS: Lies, damned lies and rhino statistics

ANALYSIS: Lies, damned lies and rhino statistics | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
A 10% fall in poaching last year is not the good news it appears to be — especially considering SA plans to resume its horn trade, writes Tony Carnie
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Poacher’s paradise: The terrifying underworld behind rhino horn trade 

Poacher’s paradise: The terrifying underworld behind rhino horn trade  | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
South Africa, home to almost 80% of the rhino population on the African continent, is at the centre of the struggle against poaching. Over the past decade, over 6,000 rhino have fallen victim to poachers; about three a day. About 370 were poached in the first quarter of 2016 alone.
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Hope is gone: brave super-rhino dies - Africa Geographic

Hope is gone: brave super-rhino dies - Africa Geographic | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
Hope became the poster child of the fight against rhino poaching after she survived a botched poaching attack and rose to be an icon.
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Anti-poaching rangers attacked in Mozambique

Anti-poaching rangers attacked in Mozambique | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
Three-anti poaching rangers in Mozambique came under attack while escorting alleged rhino poachers to a police station near the Greater Lebombo Conservancy, the International Anti-Poaching Foundation said on Monday.
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Goats go wherever goats want to go... even onto the backs of rhinos VIDEO

Goats go wherever goats want to go... even onto the backs of rhinos VIDEO | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it

Mountains? Goats go there. Troll bridges? Goats go there. Rhinos? You're damn right goats go there.


This adorable footage was captured by staff at the Care for Wild Rhino Sanctuary in South Africa, which rears little rhinos orphaned by poachers. 


On YouTube, the sanctuary noted that "rhinos and goats have a unique friendship" — and it's true there is something exceptional about rhinoceroses acting as step-ups allowing goats to nom on low-hanging leaves.


The sanctuary takes volunteers (and donations), meaning you too could someday have the opportunity to either clamber over rhinos or have goats clamber over you.

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