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Latest Rhino Poaching Stats

Latest Rhino Poaching Stats | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it

Stats issued by South African National Parks (SanParks) via Wildcon Safaris and Events on Facebook.

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SA guides arrested over poaching

SA guides arrested over poaching | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
Four people working in South Africa's Kruger National Park are arrested in connection with rhino poaching, the country's national parks body says.

 

Sanparks said they included two field guides and a ranger - detained after two rhinos were found killed in Kruger, one of the world's largest game parks.

 

South Africa has deployed hundreds of troops along its borders to help fight gangs smuggling rhino horns.

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Rhino’s post-mortem reveals abnormalities - IOL.co.za

Rhino’s post-mortem reveals abnormalities - IOL.co.za | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it

Spencer, the rhino that died during a media demonstration of an anti-poaching treatment earlier in February, had abnormal heart, liver and kidney conditions, according to the Rhino Rescue Project.

 

The wildlife vet in charge of the rhino’s post-mortem, Charles van Niekerk, said on Monday that these conditions contributed to the animal’s death while it was under anaesthetic.

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South African Rhino poaching stats 2012 - Google Maps

Ever wonder where all the poaching is happening?

Map provided by Allison Thompson of OSCAP

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Prince William's Rhino Killed in Kenya by Poachers

Prince William's Rhino Killed in Kenya by Poachers | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
Prince William's six-year-old white rhino, Max, laughtered by poachers in a wildlife preserve.
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Save Our Rhinos CD

Save Our Rhinos CD | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
448 rhino were killed in 2011 in South Africa alone. According to the EWT, in 2012 at least 33 rhino have already been illegally poached.

 

Buy the CD to help save rhino...

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Rhino horn raid leads to 7 arrests

Rhino horn raid leads to 7 arrests | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
News: Rhino horn raid leads to 7 arrests | horns, rhino, black, rhinoceros, kha, steffen, arrested, court, fish, horn...

 

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How Murray Hopes to Help the Rhino

How Murray Hopes to Help the Rhino | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it

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.

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Dr. Player Pleads for Rhino

Dr. Player Pleads for Rhino | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it

SOUTH Africa may already have reached the point of no return as far as the survival of the white rhino is concerned...

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Last Stand: Producer's journey to the rhinos - Video on msnbc.com

Last Stand: Producer's journey to the rhinos - Video on msnbc.com | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
Video on msnbc.com: Rock Center producer Meghan Frank takes viewers behind-the-scenes to South Africa where NBC News crews and producers spent two weeks face to face with the rhinos.
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A Black Morning - Stop Rhino Poaching

SAFE FOR ALL VIEWERS - NO SENSITIVE MATERIAL CONTAINED The Morning Show chatted with Mark Beling, previously frontman of Mean Mr Mustard, now flying solo as ...
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Rhino activists threaten boycott - South Africa | IOL.co.za

Rhino activists threaten boycott - South Africa | IOL.co.za | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
Conservation activists have threatened to push for a global boycott on South African products if the government did not stop all trade in rhino horn immediately.
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Zululand Observer - KZN to push for rhino-horn trade

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.

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Hunters shoot and pay to save the rhino

Hunters shoot and pay to save the rhino | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
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.

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Animal Attraction: Federal Officials Announce Nationwide Crackdown on Black Market Rhino Trade

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.

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Aquila Rhino Poaching - Aug 2011

Allthough from last year, this video footage is an upclose look at the horror a poor rhino goes thru...

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The killer khaki brigade - IOL.co.za

The manner in which rhino poachers operate within South African parks can best be described as ruthlessly efficient.

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Rhinos: new battlefield of injuries - Saturday Star | IOL.co.za

Rhinos: new battlefield of injuries - Saturday Star | IOL.co.za | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it

Every morning when she switches on her computer, Karen Trendler gets a wake-up call. The heart-rending image on her screensaver shows a wounded rhino calf that was shot as fled its mother’s killers.

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Do rhino poaching syndicates pay them

I find it shocking that anybody threatens South Africa with boycotts if the country does not burn its legally obtained rhino horn.
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Texas rodeo cowboy is accused of trafficking in rhino horns

Texas rodeo cowboy is accused of trafficking in rhino horns | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
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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Legalise rhino horn trade-wildlife group - Cape Times | IOL.co.za

Legalise rhino horn trade-wildlife group - Cape Times | IOL.co.za | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it

INFLUENTIAL KwaZulu-Natal conservation group, Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife, is pushing for the trade in rhino horns to be legalised.

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SA Conservationist's comment, February 28, 2012 1:59 AM
What a mistake that would be. Condoning the use of Rhino horn by the ignorant orientals. This will in NO way reduce poaching. A very ignorant suggestion!
Wildlife Margrit's comment, February 28, 2012 2:26 PM
Thanks for speaking out and adding your voice.
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‘Shoot rhino poachers from the air’ - Crime & Courts | IOL News | IOL.co.za

‘Shoot rhino poachers from the air’ - Crime & Courts | IOL News | IOL.co.za | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
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Feds crack down on rhino horn smuggling ring

Federal wildlife investigators have broken up an international smuggling ring that trafficked in sawed-off rhinoceros horns for buyers in Vietnam...
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Radar to help stop rhino poaching

The answer to saving South Africa's endangered rhino population could be with technology. A new system of state of the art US military radar technology allow...
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Last Stand: Trafficking rhino horn - Video on msnbc.com

Last Stand: Trafficking rhino horn - Video on msnbc.com | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
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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