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The war in the Kruger National Park

The war in the Kruger National Park | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it

The stench of death and rotting meat fills the air as wildlife crime investigators cut, probe and sift through the tattered remains of yet another rhino carcass in the Kruger National Park.

 

They are looking for clues to who shot the latest victim of SA’s escalating rhino wars.

The cause of death is no mystery, of course.

 

It was shot by poachers who hacked off the animal’s horns before hot-footing it back over the border to Mozambique with their bloody prize.

 

This was the 95th rhino to be killed in the opening months of 2012 in SA’s flagship national park. Nationwide at least 159 rhinos have died over the same period, and by December the toll is likely to be well above 600 for the year....

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Cutting off poachers through rhino de-horning

What's your thinking? Is this a viable solution?

 

Every day two rhinoceros are killed for their horrns by poachers in South Africa. The animal's iconic keratin-based horn is thought to have medicinal benefit...

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Aircraft! Latest Weapon to boost effort to curb rhino poaching - IOL.co.za

Aircraft! Latest Weapon to boost effort to curb rhino poaching - IOL.co.za | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it

A small plane and helicopters and GSM transmitter techno- logies meant for cellphones are being used to track and monitor rhinos in KwaZulu-Natal as hundreds of the majestic beasts fall at the hands of poachers.

 

With more than 900 rhinos poached in South Africa since 2010, it is hoped that a concerted effort by 13 conservation organisations will provide the muscle needed to ease the crisis.

 

The latest weapon in the fight against poaching is a Cheetah light aircraft that will help increase surveillance of areas targeted by poachers and criminal syndicates.

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Our appetite for potions killing rhinos - IOL SciTech | IOL.co.za

Our appetite for potions killing rhinos - IOL SciTech | IOL.co.za | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it

Nairobi - Better surveillance and stiffer penalties must be imposed to combat rhino poaching in Africa, which if left unchecked could see the species become extinct in the wild by 2025, regional conservation officials said on Tuesday.

 

The world's rhino population has declined 90 percent since 1970, conservationists estimate. On the African continent, there are some 20,150 white rhinos that are near threatened and 4,840 black rhinos that are critically endangered....

 

The two-day summit brought together representatives from Botswana, Kenya, South Africa, Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe as well as the United States.

 

The summit called for more advanced communication technology, vehicles and helicopters to help anti-poaching units as poachers resort to more sophisticated methods to kill rhinos....

 

The conference also recommended harsher penalties be imposed on the illegal trade coupled with improved detection by using sniffer dogs at airports.

 

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Minister of Environmental Affairs Speaks: Rhino Crisis, Legalize Horn Trade Debate

Minister of Environmental Affairs Speaks: Rhino Crisis, Legalize Horn Trade Debate | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it

South Africa's minister of environmental affairs, Edna Molewa, has made a speech about the current problem of rhino poaching being faced in South Africa....

 

There has been a lot of interest on the issue of South Africa approaching CITES COP16 with a proposal to trade in rhino horn internationally. At this point, we are not in a position to pronounce on the matter as the internal preparatory processes are not yet finalized. I can however inform you that the process to prepare for the 16th Conference of Parties has been initiated and interested and affected Parties were invited to register to participate in this process. Registration closed on 30 March 2012 and we will consider the draft proposals received. Proposals must be submitted to COP16 by 04 October 2012....

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Vietnamese rhino-horn obsession threatens world populations; prices reach $55K per kilogram

Vietnamese rhino-horn obsession threatens world populations; prices reach $55K per kilogram | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
HANOI, Vietnam — Nguyen Huong Giang loves to party but loathes hangovers, so she ends her whiskey benders by tossing back shots of rhino horn ground with water on a special ceramic plate.

 

Her father gave her the 4-inch (10-centimeter) brown horn as a gift, claiming it cures everything from headaches to cancer. Vietnam has become so obsessed with the fingernail-like substance it now sells for more than cocaine....

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Protest at rhino poaching case postponed - IOL.co.za

An intended AfriForum protest outside the Pretoria North Magistrate's Court, where eight people were expected to appear in connection with rhino poaching, was postponed on Wednesday.

 

“AfriForum has postponed its protest action against poaching due to the fact that the case against the eight people accused of this crime will not go ahead in the Pretoria North Magistrate's Court today,” Julius Kleynhans, the head of the group's environmental affairs, said in a statement.

 

People had approached the organisation to take action against this crime, Kleynhans said.

 

Three vets and five other men were expected to appear in court in connection with the wrongful possession and distribution of scheduled veterinary drugs commonly used in rhino poaching.

 

They face charges of contravening the Medicines and Related Substances Control Act.

 

The accused are Douw Grobler, formerly head of the Kruger National Park's wildlife capturing and veterinary services unit, state vet Dr Buti John Chibase, and private vet Johannes Gerhardus Kruger.

 

The other five are professional hunter Hugo Ras, and Matthys Christoffel Scheepers, Riaal Booysen, Johan Carl Heydenrych, and Christoffel Francois Naude.

 

All were arrested between August and November last year.

 

Kleynhans said the case had been transferred to the Pretoria North Regional Court and postponed to June.

 

According to AfriForum a total of 443 rhinos were poached in 2011, and 150 had been poached before the end of March.

“AfriForum is going ahead with our anti-rhino poaching campaign as planned,” Kleynhans said. – Sapa
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Surveillance, penalties needed to halt rhino poaching-conservationists

NAIROBI, April 3 (Reuters) - Better surveillance and stifferpenalties must be imposed to combat rhino poaching in Africa,which if left unchecked could see the species become extinct inthe wild by 2025,...
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Rhino Rip-Off! Donor Beware!

Rhino Rip-Off! Donor Beware! | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it

The public needs to be aware of bogus fundraisers cashing in on South Africa's poaching crisis South Africa's rhino-poaching crisis is horrifying, not only for its scale, but for the brutal and seemingly uncontrollable slaughter of one of our most iconic species. And now, SA's major conservation agencies warn, fraudsters are out to exploit this situation for their own profit.

 

"We recently counted 240 new organisations raising money for rhinos. Nobody has ever heard of them, so who knows what they're doing?" says Kirsty Brebner, Rhino Project manager at the Endangered Wildlife Trust, whose website notes that 135 rhinos have already been poached this year.

 

In 2011, it was 448. Ten years ago, just 25.

 

Conserving anything from whole ecosystems to critically endangered species since 1973, the EWT is one of SA's largest non-profit conservation organisations. Among others, its Rhino Project raises orphaned rhino calves for wild reintroduction, facilitates the training of anti-poaching units and deploys dogs to support anti-poaching and sniffer patrols.

 

But now it's worried about the hucksters preying on the public's good intent.

"Just recently, young girls have been going into Joburg pubs, selling teddy bears for R300 for rhinos, and people are buying them," she says. "Everybody is so horrified by the gory pictures that it's easy for people to buy a R50 teddy bear, resell it for R300, and pretend it's for rhinos."

 

Some organisations, Brebner says, are claiming to raise money for rhinos they don't even have....

 

South Africa, as Okori puts it, holds 20715 rhino, 1915 black and 18800 white. Lose South Africa's rhino, and we lose more than 90% of the continent's rhino.

 

TELL US: What's a fitting punishment for a rhino fraudster?

 

E-mail tiara.greenlife@gmail.com

 

WHO CAN YOU TRUST?
•. The Endangered Wildlife Trust
•.Worldwide Fund for Nature
•.Wildlife and Environment Society
•.StopRhinoPoaching.com
•.The Wilderness Foundation
•.Jacaranda 94.2
•.The Wildlands Conservation Trust
•.Project Rhino KZN
•.Woolworths My Planet
•.LeadSA.

Visit LeadSA's http://www.rhinoactiongroup.org/Friends-and-Enemies.aspx for more.

 

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Lyn du Plessis's comment, April 5, 2012 5:30 AM
Thanks for publishing this list. Funnily enough one of our clients I spoke to yesterday has an idea for donating funds for the Rhino and he said that he wasn't sure who to donate to as he didn't want his 'money' going to some bogus charity. It is awful to say that even at the worst of times, the worst of people climb on the band-wagon.
Wildlife Margrit's comment, April 5, 2012 11:01 AM
Glad this was useful to you morlyn.lyn. We at Nikela were very happy to see the organization we have donated to, on the list. We are constantly researching and evaluating who and what to support as this is such a huge complex issue. Right now we focus on supporting those who are going after the traffickers and those putting their efforts towards educating the public especially in Asia.
Should you care to, you can learn more about Nikela's Rhino Rescue project by following this link
http://www.nikela.org/portfolio/stop-rhino-poaching
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CSI techniques used to nab poachers

CSI techniques used to nab poachers | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
CARSON CITY -- Larry and Marty Hall had two massive bull elk sighted in their rifle scopes. A boom from one gun, then another, echoed across the rugged landscape along the Nevada-Idaho line.

 

"It's the same as a homicide investigation," said Rob Buonamici, law enforcement chief for the Nevada Department of Wildlife. "We have to literally prove the same elements as a homicide. Except we can't go to the mountain and talk to the elk that are left and ask them who did it."

 

Over the past three decades or so, poachers have become technologically advanced, using night vision goggles, trail cameras, satellite mapping and two-way radios, among other tools. That means wardens have had to evolve as well, finding creative ways of sleuthing.

 

WildlifeMargrit: What can investigators in SA learn from this?

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Lyn du Plessis's comment, April 2, 2012 12:06 PM
It means that SA investigators have to 'up' their game big time. They have to treat out poaching scourge as a real threat to our flora and fauna as a whole. Once once piece collapses then it all collapses - can't they see this?
Wildlife Margrit's comment, April 2, 2012 12:50 PM
Thank for your comment morlyn.lyn what I've been told one of the key factors preventing the SA investigators from being more effective is training. Training at all levels of an investigation, the scene, intelligence gathering and so on. They are used to ordinary crimes, not the hi-tech sophisticated techniques and strategies of the illegal traffickers/syndicates/organized crime bosses.
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Local businessman has been in training for London marathon to help save rhinos

Local businessman has been in training for London marathon to help save rhinos | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
A Bradford businessman, who has travelled to Kenya to help save endangered rhinos, is now preparing to run the London Marathon in aid of an animal welfare charity.

 

Dave Thornes, owner of Ladyroyd Garage in Thornton Road, will pound the streets of the capital with wife Fiona and daughter Jeanette Breeds in a bid to raise £6,000 for the Tusk Trust.

 

Two years ago Mr Thornes, 60, and business associate John Green, of Rydam Universal in Leeds, visited the Ol Pejeta Conservancy to show rangers how to use a specially-adapted truck to transport rhinos across the reserve and were filmed for the BBC’s Last Chance to See, a series on endangered species hosted by Stephen Fry and Mark Carwardine....

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FALSE MEDIA REPORT: KAZA Does Uphold Ban on Rhino Horns

Contrary to previous reports about the five states agreeing to sell rhino horn powder.

 

Though we have this statement from a very reliable source, it has not been verified on the official Botswana government PR webpage!

 

So, stay tuned!
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Dr. Jeff Ramsay, head of the government's communication office in Botswana, released this urgent media statement:

 

PRESS RELEASE:

 

BOTSWANA, KAZA UPHOLD BAN ON RHINO HORNS -
Timeslive report malicious and irresponsible

 

Importance: High

REPUBLIC OF BOTSWANA - OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

 

MARCH 30 2012

 

From: Dr. Jeff Ramsay, DPS Government Communication

Please find below -

 

The Government of Botswana has noted with grave concern a false report being circulated by on m.timeslive.co.za, the mobile link of the www.timeslive.co.za website, in which a certain Vladimir Mzaca falsely alleges that:

 

"Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia, Namibia and Angola are heading for a collision with rhino conservationists after it emerged that their governments had agreed to the sale of rhino horn powder in clinics and pharmacies. The governments of the five states that form the Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (Kaza) met in Namibia last week and resolved to sell rhino horn powder in their fight for the survival of the species which is fast heading for extinction."

 

For the record there has never been any such discussion much less agreement involving this Government. We can further state that no such discussion took place at the recent meeting of KAZA, which we attended.

 

The Government of Botswana strongly supports the continued ban on the sale of rhino horns in any and all forms.

 

The Timeslive article is, therefore, in our view not only baseless but also clearly malicious in its intent. In this respect we strongly condemn Timeslive and it publishers for their irresponsible and unethical mass circulation of such seriously misleading content.

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Lyn du Plessis's comment, April 2, 2012 3:04 AM
I thought so. I remembered reading an article somewhere (we all read so much its difficult to keep track), that this was not true. Thank goodness for that!
Wildlife Margrit's comment, April 2, 2012 12:40 PM
From what I've been able to determine the reports put out by Times Live and Irish Times were incorrect. Yes, sure good news, I was beginning to wonder if this was just a set up to control the wildlife... my apologies for thinking that.
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South Africa and Mozambique fighting rhino poaching

South Africa and Mozambique fighting rhino poaching | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
South Africa and Mozambique are working together to combat the scourge of rhino poaching, which has already killed 150 of the animals in South Africa this year. The Kruger National Park has suffered..
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It's Official: Gabon to Burn Entire Ivory Stockpile in Effort to Combat Illegal Wildlife Trafficking

It's Official: Gabon to Burn Entire Ivory Stockpile in Effort to Combat Illegal Wildlife Trafficking | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
Announcement Made During Major International Wildlife Poaching and Trafficking Conference in Gabon...

 

As a symbol of its commitment to tackling illegal wildlife trade, Gabon will burn its entire ivory stockpile in the coming months, at a date to be announced shortly. The move is an acknowledgment by the country that ivory from illegal sources has no recognized commercial value, and could leak onto the black market if not destroyed, said World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and TRAFFIC, which are supporting Gabon’s efforts to tackle illegal wildlife trade....

 

WildlifeMargrit:

Is the rhino horn stockpile in South Africa next?

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Voice Your Opinion: Who is driving the re-opening of the trade in rhino horn

Voice Your Opinion: Who is driving the re-opening of the trade in rhino horn | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
Who are they; the individuals and organisations that believe the re-opening of the trade in rhino horn is the only way in which the species can be saved from extinction?

 

And why do they believe that promoting and growing the demand will save rhinos from poaching?

 

Have their patience run out to convince the international conservation communities and governments to open the trade in rhino horn?

 

Is the current poaching crisis exactly what they needed to force the hand of those opposed to rhino horn trade in the public arena?

 

You decide.

 

WildlifeMargrit: A place to voice your opinion. (I made a comment but didn't see it show up yet?)

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SA not ready to lift rhino horn trade ban - IOL.co.za

SA not ready to lift rhino horn trade ban - IOL.co.za | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it

South Africa made it clear yesterday that it was not ready to bid to overturn the 30-year worldwide ban on rhino horn trading.

 

The controversial idea of lifting the trading ban has been backed by private rhino owners and some conservationists as a bold and revolutionary approach to shutting down the thriving black market, thereby reducing the number of rhinos poached in SA.

 

Proponents of the move include Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife and renowned rhino conservation figure Ian Player, but opponents fear that trading rhino horns will make it even harder to protect the species.

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South Africa Bars Vietnamese Rhino Hunters

South Africa Bars Vietnamese Rhino Hunters | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it

South Africa has barred Vietnamese
nationals who have applied to hunt rhinos in the country because it hasn’t been assured that they won’t illegally sell the animals’ horns, which are worth more than their weight in gold.

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Update: No Bail for KwaZulu-Natal Rhino Horn Syndicate Suspects

Update: No Bail for KwaZulu-Natal Rhino Horn Syndicate Suspects | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
For the first time in almost six years, two South African 'game-industry white guys' suspected of leading a rhino horn syndicate have been denied bail.
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Lyn du Plessis's comment, April 5, 2012 5:31 AM
I just have one word - YES!
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159 Rhino poached in South Africa this year - Times LIVE

159 Rhino poached in South Africa this year - Times LIVE | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
The number of rhinos poached in South Africa this year stands at the "alarming figure" of 159, Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa said on Wednesday.

 

"The Kruger National Park continues to bear the brunt of these losses, with the rhinos poached in the park having reached a staggering total of 95," she said.

 

"This is no longer an environmental management problem only, but it has become a matter in which we have involved all law enforcement agencies."

She said 90 people had been arrested for poaching this year.

 

"The continued arrests of rhino poaching suspects reflects the co-ordinated enforcement efforts across government, aimed at addressing the scourge of rhino poaching."...

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African Conservationists Agree Plan to Fight Rhino Extinction

African conservationists agreed on measures including paramilitary training for rangers to stop rhino poaching in a bid to save the species from extinction.
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Planned protest at rhino poaching case - Times LIVE

Planned protest at rhino poaching case - Times LIVE | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it

Update just in:

Case postponed to June 13

Charges against Buti dropped.

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Two organisations intended protesting outside the Pretoria North Magistrate's Court on Wednesday, where eight people were expected to appear in connection with rhino poaching.

 

People had approached civil rights organisation AfriForum to take action against this crime, Julius Kleynhans, head of the group's environmental affairs, said in a statement.

 

According to Afriforum a total of 443 rhinos were poached in 2011, and 150 had been poached before the end of March this year.

 

Three veterinarians and five other men were expected in court in connection with the wrongful possession and distribution of scheduled veterinary drugs commonly used in rhino poaching. They face charges of contravening the Medicines and Related Substances Control Act.

 

They were Douw Grobler, formerly head of the Kruger National Park's wildlife capturing and veterinary services unit, state vet Dr Buti John Chibase, and private vet Johannes Gerhardus Kruger.

 

The other five were professional hunter Hugo Ras, and Matthys Christoffel Scheepers, Riaal Booysen, Johan Carl Heydenrych, and Christoffel Francois Naude.

 

All were arrested between August and November last year.

 

Activists for Animals Africa also intended protesting at the court. Spokeswoman Miranda Jordan said they wanted to create public awareness about the case.

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VUKA, President Zuma, VUKA ! We need US$ 1.0m URGENTLY for RHINO law enforcement.

VUKA, President Zuma, VUKA ! We need US$ 1.0m URGENTLY for RHINO law enforcement. | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
Here in South Africa, we're fighting the greatest poaching attack on one of the critical BIG-5 species (rhinos) that this planet has ever seen.

Our nation is the custodian of the world's RHINO future.

 

WildlifeMargrit: Please take a look and if you can consider signing this petition.

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More than 200 on strike at Kruger National Park - Times LIVE

More than 200 on strike at Kruger National Park - Times LIVE | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
More than 200 workers are still on strike at the Kruger National Park (KNP), SA National Parks (SANParks) says.
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Rhino poaching: More rhinos are dying than are being born

Rhino poaching: More rhinos are dying than are being born | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
South Africa’s rhinos are being poached at record rates, their horns trafficked to Asia to be ground up and used in an attempt to treat cancer and other maladies. Western experts say rhino horns — made of keratin, like fingernails...
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2012 OSCAP Rhino Poaching statistics: 150.

2012 OSCAP Rhino Poaching statistics: 150. | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it

 

By Ayesha Copeland Cantor, Shelli Du Plessis and 7 others in Outraged SA Citizens against Poaching: 

 

www.facebook.com/groups/oscap/

 

 

(150) 29 March 2012: DEA STATS UPDATE

(138) 25 March 2012: 1 Rhino shot dead near Phalaborwa in KNP

(137) 25 March 2012: 1 Rhino - Themba died 23 days after being poached at Kariega (136) 20 March 2012: 1 Rhino Gravelote area, Limpopo

(135) 19 March 2012; DEA STATS UPDATE

(121) 15 March 2012: 1 Rhino, Nietverdien, NW - shot and dehorned.

(120) 13 March 2012: 1 Rhino Waneen, Kzn

(119) 12 March 2012: 3 Rhino - near Hluhluwe in KZN (+1 calf injured)

(116) 11 March 2012: 7 rhino Southern Region of KNP

(109)10 March 2012: 1 Rhino Crocodile River area, KNP

(108)08 March 2012 : 8 rhino's: 3 Malelane, 3 Biyamiti and 2 at Tshokwane

(100)06 March 2012 : 1 Black Rhino Pilansberg NP- shot approx 5 days ago & not dehorned (99) 06 March 2012 : 1 Rhino Ohrigstad (pregnant cow)

(98) 06 March 2012 : 1 Rhino (Matjulu area near Berg-en-dal, KNP)

(97) 06 March 2012 : 2 Rhino Crocodile River Bridge area

(95) 05 March 2012 : 1 Black Rhino - 3 day old carcass Bakubung Bush Lodge, Pilansberg

(94) 05 March 2012 : 1 Rhino(pregnant cow) Origstad - shot horns not removed

(93) 05 March 2012 : 1 Rhino carcass found in Matjulu area near Berg-en-dal, KNP (92) 02 March 2012 : 3 rhino's KNP N'Wanetsi area

(89) 02 March 2012 : 2 white rhino carcasses found 1 week old Vryburg North West (87) 01 March 2012 : 2 rhino's Malalane at John Hume's game reserve

(85) 01 March 2012: 1 Rhino - Waneen, Kzn

(84) 29 February 2012 : 1 Rhino Kariega, (2 dehorned but still alive)

(83) 28 February 2012 : 2 Rhino found Mopani area near Letaba KNP

(81) 28 FEbruary 2012 : 3 Rhino found near Pretoriuskop, KNP

(78) 28 February 2012 : 2 Rhino found near Pretoriuskop, KNP

(76) 25 February 2012 : 1 Rhino carcas found near Crocodile Bridge area, KNP

(75) 23 February 2012 : 1 White Rhino, Assen, NW

(74) 22 February 2012 : 5 Rhino carcasses - KNP (some of the carcasses are at least 1 month)

(69) 20 February 2012 : 1 Rhino Thanda Game Reserve, KZN

(68) 19 February 2012 : 2 Rhino Mpofini lodge Vryheid

(66) 17 February 2012 : 1 Rhino KNP - awaiting confirmation of location

(65) 17 Feburary 2012 : 1 White Rhino Borakolalo Game Reserve (had to be put down) (64) 15 February 2012 : 1 White rhino (1 month old carcass), Pilanesberg,NP

(63) 15 February 2012 : 2 carcass found Manyeleti, KNP

(61) 14 February 2012 : 8 carcasses found KNP

(53) 13 February 2012 : 2 Rhino Chicks Game Lodge Hluhluwe

(51) 12 February 2012 : 1 Madikwe White Rhino Bull both horns taken

(50) 10 February 2012 : 1 Madikwe white bull

(49) 09 February 2012 : 3 Letsitele, Limpopo - Pregnant mother and calf(unborn baby added below (47) 08 Februrary 2012: 1 Ndumo

(46) 08 February 2012 : 2 iMfolozi

(44) 07 February 2012 : 1 White Rhino Bull - Hoedspruit - private reserve

(43) 06 February 2012 : 1 Rhino bull Thabazimbi-Rooiberg area

(42) 06 February 2012 : 1 Carcass found KNP (poached Sat probably) - North of Letaba

(41) 06 February 2012 : 1 Madikwe - Black Rhino

(40) 26 January 2012 : 2 Limpopo Province - Waterberg area

(38) 26 January 2012 : 2 North West Province (to be confirmed)

(36) 19 January 2012 : 1 Hluhluwe iMfolozi found recently date unknown

(35) 16 January 2912 : 3 White Rhino Rooiberg area

(32) 16 January 2012 : 1 Mossel Bay, Kobus Crous - Farm Bergsig

(31) 15 January 2012 : 2 Madikwe 1 carcass found, Ndumo 2 month old carcass

(29) 13 January 2012 : 4 KNP - Pretoriuskop area

(25) 11 January 2012 : 5 Rhino Private Reserve near Stofberg

(20) 11 January 2012 : 3 Rhino - KNP

(17) 09 January 2012 : 2 White Rhino at Ndumo and 1 Black Rhino at Mkhusi

(14) 09/10 January 2012 : 9 KNP (4 near Pretoriuskop, 2 near Lower-Sabie and 2 near Crocodile Bridge + 1 other area to be confirmed)

(5) 04 January 2012 : 4 KNP Satara area (1) 04 January 2012 : 1 Rhino Gravellotte area, Limpopo

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Lyn du Plessis's comment, April 2, 2012 3:05 AM
Is the DEA not going to release where the poachings take place? I think we need to know this!