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Sale of horn stockpile will feed the corrupt

Sale of horn stockpile will feed the corrupt | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
Why should we pander to the Chinese and Vietnamese? Haven't they done enough damage?

We should not let them buy a single horn. They should be punished for the near demise of the rhino, not rewarded. We are perpetuating their pathetic myth.

 

With their voracious appetite for the horns, when they have chopped through the stockpile, they will continue their slaughter.

Drastic measures need to be taken....

 

http://www.timeslive.co.za/ilive/2013/07/08/sale-of-horn-stockpile-will-feed-the-corrupt-ilive

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A new recipe for saving rhinos: Mix one 8-year-old, 2 dogs, and lots of chocolate

A new recipe for saving rhinos: Mix one 8-year-old, 2 dogs, and lots of chocolate | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it

Even two-tonne, spike-horned, armor-skinned rhinos need a helping hand sometimes.

 

Fortunately, they can rely on one committed defender: eight-year-old Alyssa Carter.

 

"When I heard that rhinos were being killed, they were my favorite animals and I wanted to start this," says the elementary school pupil. Her campaign, Alyssa's Save the Rhinos, has raised thousands of dollars to protect her favorite animal -- South Africa's poacher-threatened rhinoceros -- and fund an innovative scheme aimed at tracking the hunters who would do them harm....

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Way to go Alyssa!

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Namibia Courts to Deny Bail to Rhino Poachers, Minister Says

Namibia is to crack down on illegal rhino and elephant poaching and the country’s courts will deny bail to suspects, Environment and Tourism Minister Uahekua Herunga said.
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Sabine Anderson's curator insight, January 29, 11:43 AM

And now for South Africa........!!!?????

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Namibia to beef up rhino, elephant protection

Namibia to beef up rhino, elephant protection | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
The Namibian government will beef up protection for rhino and elephants and tighten laws to curb increased poaching, which suddenly surged last year, it says.
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Make or break year for South Africa’s rhinos after poaching hits record high

Make or break year for South Africa’s rhinos after poaching hits record high | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
Despite increased efforts to tackle the surge in rhino poaching, a record 1215 rhinos were killed in South Africa in 2014.
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Help Kids Save Wildlife with T-shirts

Help Kids Save Wildlife with T-shirts | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
Double Your Donation! Transformation is what best describes what happens to Sheila's Kids. Help provide reward t-shirts to save wildlife.
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Sabine Anderson's curator insight, January 24, 8:35 AM

Sheila you are amazing! Thank you!!

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Suspected rhino horn smugglers arrested in Kruger Park

Suspected rhino horn smugglers arrested in Kruger Park | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
Two suspected rhino horn smugglers were arrested inside the Kruger National Park on Tuesday morning, the Hawks said. "[The Hawks] have arrested two suspects allegedly involved in the transportation of stolen vehicles across [the park], smuggling of rhino horns and explosives," said Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi. A large sum of money was seized from the men, aged 36 and 39, who were thought to be part of a syndicate. Both men were out on bail for crimes in Mpumalanga and the Eastern Cape. They would appear in the Phalaborwa Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.  -Sapa 
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Rhino Killed by Poachers in Namibia’s Etosha National Park

A rhino was killed by poachers in Namibia’s
vast Etosha National Park, the fourth to be hunted in the
reserve, the country’s environment and tourism ministry said.
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Rhinos 'could become extinct in just over 10 years time' if poaching continues

Rhinos 'could become extinct in just over 10 years time' if poaching continues | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it

A shocking 1,215 rhinos were poached in South Africa alone during the last year, according to South Africa's National Wildlife Crime Reaction Unit.

 

This alarming figure is DOUBLE the amount that were poached in South Africa three years ago, and it has risen a staggering 9,000 per cent in just seven years....

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Could Southern White Rhinos assist in a Northern White Rhino comeback?

Could Southern White Rhinos assist in a Northern White Rhino comeback? | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
From Gregory Warner for NPR: Now another plan is being considered: To extract a northern white rhino egg, fertilize it with frozen northern white rhino sperm and implant it the surrogate womb of a ...
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A calf for Thandi, South Africa's poaching survivor

A calf for Thandi, South Africa's poaching survivor | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it

Thandi, the rhino that survived an attack by poachers almost three years ago, has given birth to a calf, much to the delight of her caretakers at Kariega Game Reserve outside Port Elizabeth in South Africa's Eastern Cape province.

Read more: http://www.southafrica.info/news/rhino-140115.htm#.VLeIjCuUffc#ixzz3Osfx8s70

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Boynton auction house president guilty of wildlife smuggling

Boynton auction house president guilty of wildlife smuggling | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
The president of a luxury Boynton Beach auction house pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiring to smuggle rhinoceros horns, coral and elephant ivory to China.
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White Rhino face a dark future

White Rhino face a dark future | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
With rhinoceros horn worth more than its weight in gold, poaching has reached record levels, 1004 rhinos killed by poachers in South Africa alone in 2013.
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On this Memorial Service day for Dr. Ian Player we honor his work to save the White Rhino by sharing these facts about the once again imperiled species. 

#wildlifewednesday

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Conservationists meet in Kenya to discuss rhino protection

Only five white rhinos remain on the planet, three in Ol Pejeta Conservancy in central Kenya and two in zoos in the Czech Republic and the United States.

 

"The battle is to work out what is feasible scientifically in the short time still available to us," Ol Pejeta Conservancy chief executive officer Richard Vigne told AFP.

 

The five remaining northern white rhinos are all elderly or incapable of natural reproduction, so artificial reproduction offers the only hope of preventing extinction....

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S. Africa moves 100 rhinos in fight against poaching

S. Africa moves 100 rhinos in fight against poaching | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
South Africa said that it had moved around 100 rhinos to unspecified neighbouring states as part of efforts to stem the illicit slaughter of the animals for their horns.
Home to around 80 per cent of the global rhino population, South Africa is at the epicentre of a poaching crisis. Government...
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Sabine Anderson's curator insight, January 29, 11:41 AM

If this is true it might be a good thing but where have they gone are these animals actually going to a safer place? Will their survival be guaranteed?

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Botswana leader blames Asian market for increase in animal poaching

Botswana leader blames Asian market for increase in animal poaching | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
Botswana President Ian Khama on Monday said that the Asian market was to blame for increase in poaching activities in the Southern Africa region. Speakin
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Second South Florida man nabbed in illegal trade of rhino horns

Second South Florida man nabbed in illegal trade of rhino horns | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
An antiques dealer has agreed to pay $1.5 million in fines in hopes of winning a lighter sentence for trafficking in endangered rhino horn, elephant ivory and protected coral.
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Sabine Anderson's curator insight, January 24, 8:32 AM

If he can pay so much in fines how much is he making.........he needs to face the full might of the law and be locked up for good!

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Rhino poaching hits record high in South Africa... again!

Rhino poaching hits record high in South Africa... again! | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
Driven by unquenched demand for horns, illegal gangs are gunning down rhinos in some of the country's best protected parks
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VIDEO: Will cycles 15,000 miles in aid of rhino charity

VIDEO: Will cycles 15,000 miles in aid of rhino charity | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
A Ballymena man has cycled 15,000 miles over a 184-day period to raise money and awareness for wildlife charity Save the Rhino.
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Could Kunene rhino deaths be Symptomatic of Namibia's bigger problem?

Could Kunene rhino deaths be Symptomatic of Namibia's bigger problem? | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
The Save the Rhino Trust (SRT) has launched an internal investigation after the Board was presented with a letter mid-December outlining possible collusion between some staff members and poachers who have killed at least 17 critically endangered Kunene black rhinos since late 2012. The crisis at the SRT is, however, just part of a larger one in anti-poaching law enforcement and natural resource management in the so-called ‘Big Three’ communal conservancies - Palmwag, Abenab and Sesfontein - in Namibia's southern Kunene. By JOHN GROBLER.
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American's Bid to Take Home Rhino Head Stokes Hunting Debate

American's Bid to Take Home Rhino Head Stokes Hunting Debate | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
U.S. agency faces unprecedented pressure from those opposed to rhino hunt.
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Run away rhino: 3 rhinos escape safari park in Israel

Run away rhino: 3 rhinos escape safari park in Israel | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it

Three rhinos did not miss their big opportunity to make a break from a safari park in Israel.According to the park, these three rhinos escaped while the guard was sleeping!

 

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Watch Our HBO Report on the Illicit Rhino-Horn Trade

Watch Our HBO Report on the Illicit Rhino-Horn Trade | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
In the fourth episode of the second season of "VICE," Thomas Morton heads to Syria to take a look at the front line of the battle for a Kurdish state, and Vikram Gandhi traces the illicit rhino horn trade.
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South Africa to sell rhinos in an effort to halt Kruger poaching... again!

South Africa to sell rhinos in an effort to halt Kruger poaching... again! | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
Efforts to halt escalating rhino poaching in the Kruger National Park are not delivering results, prompting SANParks to sell 200 rhinos, which will go to safer environments.
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VIDEO: The Rhino's Song

VIDEO: The Rhino's Song | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it

Three young people capture the essence of what needs to happen to save the rhino.

Great day to revisit as we remember Dr. Ian Player and his work.

#wildlifewednesday

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