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Tanzanian police arrest four Chinese with 11 rhino horns

The seizure represents the death of at least six animals as African rhinos have two horns
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Moving Rhino: Personal stories of Relocating Rhinos for Conservation

Moving Rhino: Personal stories of Relocating Rhinos for Conservation | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
eBook "Moving Rhino" features Mike Behr's stories of relocating Rhino’s in the 70’s, bringing a personal element to the many attempts at Rhino conservation.
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World Rhino Day 2015

World Rhino Day 2015 | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it

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. 

WATCH: A Collection of Emotionally Moving Rhinoceros Video

http://www.animalplanet.com/tv-shows/battleground-rhino-wars/videos/rhinoceros-videos/ 

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Around SA's national parks in 80 days for rhino awareness

Around SA's national parks in 80 days for rhino awareness | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
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.
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Irishman in US court over rhino horn trafficking

Irishman in US court over rhino horn trafficking | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
An Irish national has appeared in court in Texas after being extradited to the US in connection with the trafficking of rhino horns.
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Rohit Sharma Joins Anti-Poaching Campaign in Kenya

NAIROBI: Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma joined a anti-poaching campaign to save the wild animals of Africa as he along with Hollywood actors Matt Le Blanc and Sa...
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Safari Park veterinarians puzzled as to what ails endangered northern white rhino

Safari Park veterinarians puzzled as to what ails endangered northern white rhino | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
More worrisome news from the San Diego Zoo Safari Park: Veterinarians are unsure why Nola, one of only four northern white rhinos in the world, has a recurring abscess on her hip.
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South African sisters biking for rhino protection reaches Vietnam

South African sisters biking for rhino protection reaches Vietnam | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
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...
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What does this American Pie actress have to do with rhino conservation? Find out!

What does this American Pie actress have to do with rhino conservation? Find out! | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
American Pie actress, Shannon Elizabeth has teamed up with Charles Summerfield from Rhino Saverz to do a fundraiser for elephants and rhinos in Africa. Watch.
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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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Poachers in Hluhluwe push rhino death toll to 75

Poachers in Hluhluwe push rhino death toll to 75 | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
ONE rhino died and two others were wounded after poachers darted and dehorned them in Hluhluwe Game Reserve on Monday afternoon.
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Why are the Black and White Rhinos’ Survival in Jeopardy?

Why are the Black and White Rhinos’ Survival in Jeopardy? | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
Both the Black and White rhino species in Africa are in jeopardy of becoming extinct. Poaching, habitat loss are just some of the threats they face.
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South African vet tries novel treatment for injured rhino

South African vet tries novel treatment for injured rhino | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
Veterinarians in South Africa have treated an injured rhino whose face was mutilated by poachers last week by fitting it with a bandage made of elephant leather.
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Rhino horns land Iowa taxidermist in prison

An Iowa taxidermist pleaded guilty to buying and selling black rhino horns in violation of U.S. laws protecting endangered species and has been sentenced to 27 months in prison, court records show.
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True Story: Wildlife Rangers Tracking Rhino Poachers

True Story: Wildlife Rangers Tracking Rhino Poachers | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it

An intense and exciting excerpt from the ebook by Peter Milton, "Wildlife Ranger: A Journey of Courage and Conviction" about life in the bush fighting poachers and saving rhino elephants.

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VIDEO: Namibia is saving the black rhino with a camera not a rifle

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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VIDEO: Here's to these guys!

No more huge prices for trophy hunts please, only tourists who shoot with a camera.

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A Brief History of the Long Fight to End Rhino Slaughter

A Brief History of the Long Fight to End Rhino Slaughter | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
South African farmers are trying to lift a ban on rhino horn trade. On World Rhino Day, a time line of a decades-long campaign against rhino poaching.
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Wildlife Trade Experts Oppose Use of Synthetic Rhino Horn as Anti-Poaching Measure

Wildlife Trade Experts Oppose Use of Synthetic Rhino Horn as Anti-Poaching Measure | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
A coalition of wildlife NGOs actively combating the illegal rhino horn trade has declared its opposition to the use of synthetic rhino horn as a measure to curb poaching.
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Suspected rhino poachers caught in Limpopo Province

Suspected rhino poachers caught in Limpopo Province | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it

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....

 

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One Reason The Rhino Horn Trade Should Not Be Legalized

One Reason The Rhino Horn Trade Should Not Be Legalized | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
The debate between the pro and anti has raged, however, this reason why the rhino horn trade should not be legalized is quite unusual.
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In the dark on Botswana-SA rhino relocation

In the dark on Botswana-SA rhino relocation | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it

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...

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China bazaars selling tiger, rhino parts laced with Viagra to reinforce sex up myth

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...

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Majority Female Ranger Unit from South Africa Wins Top UN Environmental Prize

Majority Female Ranger Unit from South Africa Wins Top UN Environmental Prize | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it

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.

- See more at: http://unep.org/newscentre/Default.aspx?DocumentID=26844&ArticleID=35408&l=en#sthash.BtGenHXr.dpuf ;

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Rhino crushes experienced tour guide to death at a game park in Zimbabwe

HARARE, Zimbabwe — A game park director says a rhino crushed a tour guide to death at a private nature reserve in Zimbabwe.

 

Kate Travers, director of the Imire Game Park, said on Wednesday that Tafadzwa Gosho died on Monday night after he was crushed by a rhino he was tending to.

 

Travers said Gosho was "an experienced rhino handler" and that such attacks were rare. The Imire Game Park is 40 kilometers (24.86 miles) from the capital, Harare.

 

On its website, the Imire Game Park is described as "an intensive black rhino breeding station," which has successfully released 11 rhinos into the wild.

 

In August, an experienced guide was mauled to death by a lion, while leading a walking tour through Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park.

http://www.startribune.com/rhino-crushes-tour-guide-to-death-in-zimbabwe/323837521/

 

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Rhino Wars: Kruger Park Under Siege

Rhino Wars: Kruger Park Under Siege | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
Oxpeckers Investigative Environmental Journalism


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.

https://www.facebook.com/Oxpeckers/photos/a.228948850619560.1073741828.224942111020234/505195899661519/?type=1&fref=nf&pnref=story ;

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