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‘Rhino’ cops seek bail in court | The New Age Online

Two Mpumalanga police officers, suspected of being linked to a rhino poaching syndicate, are scheduled to apply for bail on Wednesday.

 

Sad when the "good guys" turn traitor!

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Are These Injured Rhino Being Exploited? | Nikela: Funding Wildlife Conservation & Education to Save Wildlife in Africa

Are These Injured Rhino Being Exploited? | Nikela: Funding Wildlife Conservation & Education to Save Wildlife in Africa | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it

Fairy Glen Rhino dehorned by poachers are being exploited by Pieter de Jager claims National Geographic freelance photographer Cheryl-Samantha Owen.

 

Hmm! Maybe a great way to gain public sympathy?

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Business must support rhino cause - The Star | IOL.co.za

We’re tiptoeing around China and we have not challenged the statement released by a government spokesperson, who said that the execution of our citizen will in no manner have an effect on the trade relationship between the said countries.

 

We as South Africans will have to start applying a lot of pressure on our government to secure the future of our rhinos. More so, I believe private companies can also start getting involved.

 

If the US can have photos of “missing children” and “most wanted criminals” printed on milk cartons, why can’t corporates in SA get involved in the same manner with regard to our rhino?

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How to win the war against poachers - Daily News | Opinion | IOL.co.za

There is no single silver bullet to solve the complex issue of saving the rhino...

 

...if you want to achieve a strategic goal, there must be alignment on the overall vision as well as a clear strategy of how to get there...

 

In the rhino support groups there is no such alignment...

 

In the meantime, the rhino poachers demonstrate a singular purpose in killing rhinos and removing their horns...

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Rhino horn demand leads to record poaching | Nikela: Funding Wildlife Conservation & Education to Save Wildlife in Africa

Rhino horn demand leads to record poaching | Nikela: Funding Wildlife Conservation & Education to Save Wildlife in Africa | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
WWF report, rhino poaching in South Africa, via Kevin Bewick, Anti Poaching Intelligence Group.
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Concern Grows Around Role of Rhino Horn 'Suppliers' in South Africa | Rhino Horn is NOT Medicine

Concern Grows Around Role of Rhino Horn 'Suppliers' in South Africa | Rhino Horn is NOT Medicine | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
Questions are being raised regarding rhino horn "suppliers" and their effect on illegal rhino horn trafficking.
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A scary time for Rhinos - ABC Canberra - Australian Broadcasting Corporation

A scary time for Rhinos - ABC Canberra - Australian Broadcasting Corporation | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
Elegant? Not really. Photogenic? Perhaps not. On the verge of extinction? Pretty much.
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Worst ever year for rhino poaching in South Africa

Worst ever year for rhino poaching in South Africa | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
At a meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) last year, the international community concluded that the increase in rhino poaching has been caused largely by demand for horn ...
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The Flying Rhinos

The Flying Rhinos | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
In an effort to increase the population of the endangered South-central Black Rhinoceros of South Africa, conservationists from the WWF and local partners are moving the animals to new territories as part of the Black Rhino ...
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Africa's Western Black Rhino Declared Extinct

Africa's Western Black Rhino Declared Extinct | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature is officially declaring the western black rhino of Africa extinct. In its latest assessment of the situation, the IUCN says two other sub-species of rhinoceros also are close to extinction.
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Bloc to introduce joint anti-poaching policies - The Citizen Daily

Bloc to introduce joint anti-poaching policies - The Citizen Daily | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
Bloc to introduce joint anti-poaching policiesThe Citizen DailyMinister of Natural Resources and Tourism Ezekiel Maige said the joint efforts were necessary to curb rising illegal trade in wildlife in the Eastern and Southern Africa region.
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Rhino horn trade triggers extinction threat - CNN.com

Rhino horn trade triggers extinction threat - CNN.com | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
Rhinos are killed in South Africa alone at a rate exceeding one a day, a rate that has already made one species of rhino extinct and threatens the two others.
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South Africa's Rhino Death Toll 'At Least' 443 for 2011 | Rhino Horn is NOT Medicine

South Africa's Rhino Death Toll 'At Least' 443 for 2011 | Rhino Horn is NOT Medicine | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
It's mid-December 2011 and South Africa has lost at least 443 rhinos to the illegal rhino horn trade this year, surpassing 2010's death toll of 333.
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Rhinos hanging on after brutal attack - Western Cape | IOL News | IOL.co.za

Rhinos hanging on after brutal attack - Western Cape | IOL News | IOL.co.za | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
The two Fairy Glen rhino, whose horns were hacked off by poachers after the animals had been drugged, are still alive after eight days – and game reserve owner Pieter de Jager believes they may pull through.

 

“The female is looking better. I’m very positive about her. The male is still in danger. He’s blind, and I’m hoping it’s an infection, but the vet said it would be permanent. He walked alright for two days and then walked in circles.

 

“But yesterday (Sunday) he stood up and walked straight to the water hole and lay in the water for half the day to cool off.

 

“Then he stood up and I gave him his lucerne. He ate that and went back to the water,” De Jager said.
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Xmas cheer over for rhino poachers - Sowetan LIVE

The five suspects were found in possession of two rhino horns and a rhino carcass was found in the Hoedspruit area shortly after their arrest.

 

Limpopo police spokesman Brigadier Hangwane Mulaudzi said the five were caught in a crackdown operation spearheaded by the Crime Intelligence and Organised Crime (Hawks) Units...

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Rhino News: Vietnam Moves Against Wildlife Trafficking | Nikela: Funding Wildlife Conservation & Education to Save Wildlife in Africa

Rhino News: Vietnam Moves Against Wildlife Trafficking | Nikela: Funding Wildlife Conservation & Education to Save Wildlife in Africa | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
Since World Rhino Day (9/22/11) Vietnam has been in the news for moving against wildlife trafficking, good news for protecting wildlife in Africa.
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Zoo marches for rhinos - 15-Nov-11: Poaching South Africa article

Zoo marches for rhinos - 15-Nov-11: Poaching South Africa article | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
Zoo marches for rhinos by : EDICATED (Zoo marches for rhinos - EDICATED zoo staff made their feelings about rhino poaching be known when they left their j...)...
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Legalbrief - Free State game farmer appears with rhino accused

Legalbrief - Free State game farmer appears with rhino accused | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it

A game farmer appears with rhino accused in court. Who can be trusted?

-Legalbrief - a daily alert of important legal news...

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Footage Search Announces Exclusive HD Rhino Poaching Footage ...

Footage Search Announces Exclusive HD Rhino Poaching Footage ... | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
Footage Search announces the release of exclusive new video of a Black Rhinoceros brutally poached for it's horn. Illegally hunted and severely injured, the rhino is examined by game wardens in graphic detail, and is seen ...
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Camera Traps helping Catch Rhino Poachers « India's Endangered

Camera Traps helping Catch Rhino Poachers « India's Endangered | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
In the remote jungles of North East India, Intel company 'sleuths' have been deployed to eradicate rhino poaching by placing camera traps and nabbing the offendors. Kaaziranga National Park in Assam is home to two thirds ...
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New anti-poaching equipment for Kruger - IOL SciTech | IOL.co.za

New anti-poaching equipment for Kruger - IOL SciTech | IOL.co.za | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
RT @IDDickinson: New anti-poaching equipment for Kruger: http://t.co/6MRLOQk5 #rhino...
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The South East Asia Weekly » 341 Rhinos Killed from Poaching for ...

The South East Asia Weekly » 341 Rhinos Killed from Poaching for ... | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
“It's hardly surprising the horn was missing from the last rhino as Vietnam is the preeminent market destination for illegally sourced rhino horns,” says Tom Milliken, TRAFFIC rhino programme coordinator.
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Rhino Horn Smuggling: Hong Kong Agents Find $2.2M In Illegal Endangered Species Products

Rhino Horn Smuggling: Hong Kong Agents Find $2.2M In Illegal Endangered Species Products | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
HONG KONG -- Hong Kong customs agents have confiscated a shipment of rhino horns and ivory worth about 17.4 million Hong Kong dollars ($2.2 million) – their biggest seizure of smuggled endangered species products, officials said Tuesday.
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