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Rhino calf healing well after axe attack

Rhino calf healing well after axe attack | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
An injured, 2-month-old white rhino orphan has healed far beyond expectations, the Endangered Wildlife Trust’s rhino orphan response project says.
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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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TRAFFIC - Wildlife Trade News - Organized criminal gangs behind rhino horn processing in South Africa—new study

TRAFFIC - Wildlife Trade News - Organized criminal gangs behind rhino horn processing in South Africa—new study | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, works to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature.
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Why Legalizing the Rhino Horn Trade Seems To Be More About Money Than Conservation

Why Legalizing the Rhino Horn Trade Seems To Be More About Money Than Conservation | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
The debate regarding legalizing the rhino horn trade has raged for a while. It first raised its head as a solution to end the relentless poaching of rhino.
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Why Legalizing Any Trade in Rhino Horn is Bad for Rhinos - Freeland.org

Why Legalizing Any Trade in Rhino Horn is Bad for Rhinos - Freeland.org | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
By Steve Galster    This week’s public auction of John Hume’s stockpiled rhino horn in South Africa may look like a well-intentioned, smart move to relieve pressure on endangered wild rhinos by flooding the market with horns, while generating funding to protect remaining animals from poachers. But in reality, this week’s controversial sale puts rhinos around …
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First Legal Rhino Horn auction scheduled in South Africa

First Legal Rhino Horn auction scheduled in South Africa | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
With the Department of Environmental Affairs stalling the first legal rhino horn auction actually happening remains to be seen.
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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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79 rhino poached in EC in past nine years | Algoa FM

79 rhino poached in EC in past nine years | Algoa FM | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
The Director of Compliance Enforcement at the so-called Green Scorpions, Div De Villiers, said that collaboration between different entities including South African Police Service and the Public have helped keep the numbers low in the province.

"This number would have been far higher had it not been for the dedicated men and women who have walked patrols, sat in observation posts, worked undercover within organised crime syndicates, analysed data, compiled dockets, effected arrests, prosecuted poachers, distributed information pamphlets, raised funds, translocated rhino and showed their support for one of Africa's iconic species," he said.

"The collective efforts of these heroic Eastern Cape people have ensured that rhino still walk in the grassland, savannah and bushveld of the province," De Villiers added.
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William Fowlds on This Morning

For those who didn't catch our rhino feature on This Morning​ here is my chat with Phillip Schofield​ and Holly Willoughby​. It was great t
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Kruger National Park regional ranger arrested for poaching - Africa Geographic

Kruger National Park regional ranger arrested for poaching - Africa Geographic | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
A Kruger National Park ranger and a government veterinarian technician have been arrested in the park for rhino poaching related offences.
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Dear John, Our Response to your Rhino Horn Auction

Dear John, Our Response to your Rhino Horn Auction | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
Rhino farmer John Hume to hold an online rhino horn auction for 500kgs of horn targeted at China and Vietnam. Dr Simon Morgan from Wildlife AC
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Rhino horn bust at OR Tambo, woman (24) arrested

Rhino horn bust at OR Tambo, woman (24) arrested | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
It’s understood the horns touched down from Lusaka on Tuesday and were destined for Hong Kong.
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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.
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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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