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Anti-Poaching Intelligence Group Southern Africa

Anti-Poaching Intelligence Group Southern Africa | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
A non profit group gathering intelligence on poaching and wildlife smuggling in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Angola, Mozambique, Kenya, Tanzania, Congo DRC and Uganda.
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Bloody depiction of mutilated rhino on note - Mpumalanga | IOL News | IOL.co.za

Bloody depiction of mutilated rhino on note - Mpumalanga | IOL News | IOL.co.za | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
The issue of rhino poaching was taken to a new level as Zimbabwean artist Dolfi Stoki released a controversial painting on to the international art market to raise awareness of the plight of rhino.
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Rhinos' fate at stake as rangers strike - Times LIVE

Rhinos' fate at stake as rangers strike - Times LIVE | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
Two unions with representation at the Kruger National Park have denied being behind a strike planned for today.
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Rhino poaching: public hearings | Parliamentary Monitoring Group | Parliament of South Africa monitored

Access to the Public Hearing documents right here...

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Rhino poachers jailed for 25 years each - Times LIVE

Rhino poachers jailed for 25 years each - Times LIVE | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
Three rhino poachers were sentenced to 25 years each by the Phalaborwa Regional Court on Tuesday, said an SA National Parks (SANParks) spokesman.
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Poaching, mass harvesting of rhino horns and illegal trade

This paper explores the new facets of the rhino poaching industry and stresses that if serious action is not taken, the last of these few majestic mega-herbivores will soon be no more.
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Minnesota Zoo biologist works in Namibia to save endangered rhinos - TwinCities.com

Minnesota Zoo biologist works in Namibia to save endangered rhinos - TwinCities.com | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
The hot, dry Namibian desert may seem a world away from Minnesota, in distance and landscape.

 

But while central Minnesota native Jeff Muntifering is traversing the barren African landscape to study endangered black rhinos, he often is reminded of home.

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British zoos put on alert over rising threat of rhino rustlers

British zoos put on alert over rising threat of rhino rustlers | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
British zoos have been warned their rhinos may be attacked by poachers because of the soaring value of their horns in the Asian medicine market.
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the Namibian: Value of rhino horn could save the species

the Namibian: Value of rhino horn could save the species | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it

WITH the stigma attached to poaching of rhinos and the moral outrage provoked by media reports on ever increasing incidents, Namibia and South Africa may be missing a major economic and environmental opportunity.

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Rhino strategies flood into Parliament - Politics | IOL News | IOL.co.za

Rhino strategies flood into Parliament - Politics | IOL News | IOL.co.za | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
A string of strategies to tackle rhino poaching was put to Parliament’s environmental affairs committee on Thursday.
Committee chairman Johnny de Lange praised the size of the crowd as well as the number of submissions, 14, by individuals and organisations.
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Farm manager bust with rhino horns

Farm manager bust with rhino horns | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
A Limpopo farm manager is out on bail after being arrested for the alleged possession of rhino horns, elephant tusks and illegal firearms, police say.
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Self-Proclaimed Rhino Conservationist Admits to Selling Rhino to Alleged Poaching Syndicate Mastermind

Self-Proclaimed Rhino Conservationist Admits to Selling Rhino to Alleged Poaching Syndicate Mastermind | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
 
A Naboomspruit woman admits to selling a rhino to the notorious Dawie Groenewald, suspected leader of an organized crime syndicate accused of poaching dozens of rhinos in South Africa.


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S.African parliament tackles rhino poaching crisis

S.African parliament tackles rhino poaching crisis | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it

JOHANNESBURG — From legalising trade in rhino horns to an outright ban on hunting the animals, South Africa's parliament Thursday wrestled with sometimes conflicting ideas on how to curb a devastating surge in poaching.

 

Wilderness Foundation South Africa head Andrew Muir told the committee that the slaughter could be eased by legalising trade in the horns of the up to 500 rhinos that die of natural causes every year.

 

...fast-track poaching cases, arguing that speedy convictions would act as a deterrent.

 

Others called for tighter rules, or even an outright ban on trophy hunting, which allows game hunters to kill certain rhinos and export their mounted horns.

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Saving Africa's rhinos with technology | todaysthv.com

VIDEO ...newly developed tracking device that is inserted deep into the immobilized rhino's horn. Parker says, "The plan is to be proactive rather than reactive. So, we're looking at options in terms of technology...

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the Namibian: Biased Reporting About Rhino Conservation

This success has been achieved largely through the work of the Save the Rhino Trust (SRT), with support from the Ministry of Environment and Tourism. It is widely acknowledged that SRT’s efforts over the last three decades have ensured the viability of rhino outside of protected areas in Namibia.


Considering this history, we were surprised to read the article by Alex Tarr: Value of rhino horn could save the species (The Namibian 26 January2012). The article reports the opinions of the recently founded Rhino Survival Trust on a highly controversial issue but surprisingly the view of SRT, still the leading Namibian rhino conservation NGO, has not been solicited nor reported!

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Namibia: Canadian Girl Chips in to Help Rhinos

...nine-year-old Katie, a Canadian citizen, donated her birthday money of around N$800 to the Save the Rhino Trust in January.

 

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Nikela Rhino News: Poachers Get 75 Years

Nikela Rhino News: Poachers Get 75 Years | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
South African National Parks (SANParks) - three Rhino poachers from Mozambique were found guilty of illegal rhino hunting.
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How Long Till South Africa’s Rhino Are Extinct? | Nikela: Funding Wildlife Conservation & Education to Save Wildlife in Africa

How Long Till South Africa’s Rhino Are Extinct? | Nikela: Funding Wildlife Conservation & Education to Save Wildlife in Africa | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
At the current poaching rate in South Africa rhino females will not replace themselves this year (2012) and total extinction of Africa’s remaining rhino becomes probable in less than ten years.
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Beth Jung's curator insight, February 2, 2014 4:37 AM

This article is about how rhinos in Africa are endangered.  Before I read this article, I was unaware of this problem. After reading this article, I realized how serious this problem was. I think this is a big problem because if rhinos go extinct, it disturbs the food chain, eventually harm us. To solve this, people in South Africa and other countries should take care of these animals so that their race will be preserved. 

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Rhino debate charges ahead - Daily News | News | IOL.co.za

Rhino debate charges ahead - Daily News | News | IOL.co.za | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it

An intense debate is under way about whether the ban on rhino horn trade should be lifted as a way of tackling poaching.

 

A number of organisations and individuals say the ban, imposed by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites) in 1976, is not working and is at least partly, if not mostly, responsible for the rocketing poaching figures...

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Suspected rhino poacher out on bail | The New Age Online

Rhino poaching woes seem to be a never-ending tale.
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The rhino cowboy: Game warden's extraordinary bond with two-tonne beast

The rhino cowboy: Game warden's extraordinary bond with two-tonne beast | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
The white rhino, nicknamed Dennis the Menace, spent 17 months recovering at the Moholoholo reserve in the Limpopo province of South Africa, following a fight with another dominant animal.
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The solution to rhino poaching?

The solution to rhino poaching? | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
A string of strategies to tackle the rise in rhino poaching was put to a Parliamentary committee, with the submissions coming from both individuals and organisations.
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Government in bid to halt rhino slaughter - Times LIVE

Government in bid to halt rhino slaughter - Times LIVE | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
About 328 rhinos will be illegally hunted for their horns in South Africa this year unless efforts are stepped up to curb the $20-billion trade.
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Ezemvelo reviews hunting permits - Politics | IOL News | IOL.co.za

Ezemvelo reviews hunting permits - Politics | IOL News | IOL.co.za | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
The Ezemvelo wildlife agency may reduce the number of rhino hunting permits issued in KwaZulu-Natal because of the surge in rhino poaching. 
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SANParks walk out on our Rhinos

During the crucial parliamentary public hearings on rhino poaching in South Africa, the representative of the organization entrusted to guard these animals i...
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