I am currently designing and building the so-called "African Big 5". I have completed the "rhino" acoustic...
...idea of this particular guitar is to, through "music", raise awareness and funds for "save-the-rhino" organizations. If and when this guitar is sold, all the proceeds will be donated to these organizations.
KZN Wildlife authorities are to push for the legitimisation of trade in rhino horn, Dr Bandile Mkhize said last week. The CEO of Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife was speaking at a function at Thula Thula Private Game Reserve. He said Ezemvelo was preparing a submission for Cites, due in September.
Some argue controlled hunting can make money that will help conserve the rhino.
And for the foreign hunters, mainly American, who pay tens of thousands of dollars to come to South Africa and shoot a white rhino — think wealthy white men in khaki living out their Hemingway fantasies — protecting the species is probably not their main motivation.
But the irony is that some lobbyists believe legal hunting of rhinos is an essential component in saving the animals from poachers that are killing them at a frightening rate.
Even some conservation groups have spoken out against a proposed moratorium on rhino hunting, which is currently allowed in South Africa in limited numbers, instead calling for stricter controls to ensure that only genuine hunters are being given permits, and that quotas are followed.
Federal Officials Announce Nationwide Crackdown on Black Market Rhino Trade...
Seven people have been arrested on charges of trafficking in endangered black rhinoceros horn in Los Angeles, Newark, N.J., and New York, the Department of Justice and Department of the Interior recently announced. Special agents of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) made the arrests and have executed search warrants in five different states as part of “Operation Crash,” a multi-agency effort to investigate and prosecute those involved in the black market trade of endangered rhinoceros horn.
FORT WORTH, Texas — A professional rodeo cowboy from Texas who also breaks and trains camels is sitting in a Waco jail awaiting transfer to California, where he faces federal charges of trafficking in rhinoceros horns for the illicit Asian...
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Video on msnbc.com: Tom Milliken monitors the illegal rhino horn trade for an organization called Traffic. Milliken explains how rhino horn goes from South Africa to Asia’s black market. Smith's full report, 'Last Stand' airs Wednesday, Feb.
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