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Namibia: Trust wants money to protect rhino with drones

Namibia: Trust wants money to protect rhino with drones | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
A private conservation trust in Namibia says it aims to raise five million Namibian dollars to acquire flight drones to battle rhino poaching in remote areas.
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Corrupt cop caught in rhino poaching sting

An undercover operation by the South African Police Service bared fruit on Friday when a police officer suspected of corrupt and criminal activities took the bait in the form of two rhino horn and was subsequently arrested near Ubombo in KwaZulu-Natal.
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Helping Endangered Species From Space

Helping Endangered Species From Space | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it

Official figures suggest this year will be the deadliest yet for rhinos, breaking the 2013 record of 1004 deaths from poaching. A new idea using space telescope technology could help rangers in their difficult fight against illegal hunters.

 

Three students from Cranfield University in the UK are drawing on high-resolution imaging technology originally developed for space telescopes, using it in an unmanned aerial vehicle, or UAV, to help rangers in their battle against poachers....

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Rhino orphanage in South Africa takes in littlest victims of poaching

Rhino orphanage in South Africa takes in littlest victims of poaching | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
With no horns, rhino calves witness slaughter of parent, are left to die unless someone gets them to this remote refuge
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Vietnamese charged with smuggling horn from recently hunted rhino

Prague, Jan 7 (CTK) - Three Vietnamese have been charged with illegal exports of rhino horns from the Czech Republic and they face up to eight years in prison if found guilty of unauthorised handling protected animals, Municipal State Attorney's Office in Prague spokeswoman Stepanka Zenklova told CTK yesterday.


"The charged attempted to export from the Czech Republic to Vietnam a pair of horns of a white (square-lipped) rhinoceros hunted by a Czech man in South Africa recently," Zenklova said....

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Sabine Anderson's curator insight, January 10, 12:16 PM

They need to be extradited to SA and sent to us the Rhino warriors!

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The human victims in the fight over rhino poaching in Africa

The human victims in the fight over rhino poaching in Africa | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
At Kruger National Park in South Africa, the economy drives rangers to hunt poachers and poachers to hunt for horn
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Caring for gentle, rare rhino a privilege

Caring for any rhinoceros is a huge responsibility. When that rhinoceros is the only one of its kind in the United States, and one of only five in the world, the responsibility can be almost intimidating.

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For all those who Protect Rhino

For all those who Protect Rhino | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
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Sabine Anderson's curator insight, December 28, 2014 9:23 AM

May 2015 be the year.......... for us to save our Rhinos!!!!

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New frontiers: Drones deliver a raft of surprises in 2014

New frontiers: Drones deliver a raft of surprises in 2014 | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
2014 wasn’t the year that drones first entered the consumer lexicon, but it did see the notion of using these vehicles to our advantage become much more palatable. Let’s have a look at some of the...
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Had no idea drones were used for all this...

even saving heart attack victims!

Not to forget saving rhino from poachers.

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Rhino Poaching Kingpin Arrested

Rhino Poaching Kingpin Arrested | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it

Durban - A complicated sting resulted in the arrest of a 45-year-old man said to be the kingpin of rhino horn poaching in KwaZulu-Natal this week.

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Remembering Game Warden Who Brought Rhinos Back From the Brink

Remembering Game Warden Who Brought Rhinos Back From the Brink | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
Conservationist Damien Mander reflects on the passing of his mentor, South African game warden Ian Player.
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RHINO FRIDAYs - Flood the Reserves that have Rhino...

RHINO FRIDAYs - Flood the Reserves that have Rhino... | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
RHINO FRIDAYs #rhinofriday
1118 rhino poached in SA so far this year - 750 out of our iconic Kruger National Park. (OSCAP)

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Konica Minolta SA forms three-way alliance to protect rhino orphans

Konica Minolta SA forms three-way alliance to protect rhino orphans | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it

Through its association with the Nhlangwini Trust, the owners of strategic land adjacent to the Kruger Park, Konica Minolta South Africa has recently entered into discussions with SANParks Kruger Park management to establish a three-way alliance between the private sector (bizhub from Konica Minolta South Africa), the public sector (SANParks) and the local community (Nhlangwini Trust), to establish a stronghold sanctuary for the protection of orphaned rhino on the land owned by the Nhlangwini community. This partnership will demonstrate the unique benefits that can be achieved from an integrated conservation development model, which supports community-centred conservation while protecting orphaned rhinos.

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2014 Rhino Poaching Stats

2014 Rhino Poaching Stats | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
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Four rhinos, including calf killed in KZN

Four rhinos, including calf killed in KZN | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
Three adult male white rhinos and one calf were found dead at Mkhuze Game Reserve, in KwaZulu-Natal.
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Thermal imaging curbs poaching

Thermal imaging curbs poaching | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
Thermal imaging cameras with advanced detection capability are a proactive solution to stopping poachers, says Laurence Smith, executive at Graphic I..
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How black rhinos and local communities help each other in Namibia

Africa's rhinos are in a state of crisis. Poaching for their horn has resulted in the deaths of thousands of animals and pushed the continent's two species—the white and black rhino—against the wall. Yet, despite the crisis, there are pockets of rhino territory where poaching remains rare and rhinos live comparatively unmolested. Indeed, one of the brightest spots for rhinos is in Namibia.
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Two Suspected Rhino Poachers Shot Dead in South Africa's Kruger Park

Two suspected Rhino poachers were shot dead on Monday after they opened fire on rangers in South Africa's Kruger National Park, a park spokesman said.
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Legalizing Rhino Horn Trade Won't Save Species, Ecologist Argues

Legalizing Rhino Horn Trade Won't Save Species, Ecologist Argues | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
In South America, legal trade in vicuña wool has led to more poaching, a Chilean scientist warns.
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South Africa: 2014 record year for rhino slayings by poachers

South Africa: 2014 record year for rhino slayings by poachers | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
South Africa lost a record number of rhinos in 2014 as big animals across Africa were relentlessly poached to meet rising demand for horn and ivory in newl
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Over 1020 rhino lost in 2014!.

 

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Sabine Anderson's curator insight, January 6, 9:25 AM

1174 is the last that I heard!

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Uganda President Museveni supports second rhino sanctuary

Uganda President Museveni supports second rhino sanctuary | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it

Angie Genade, Executive Director of the Rhino Fund Uganda (RFU) and of the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, this week had a double reason to smile. On a very personal note she celebrated her 31st wedding anniversary to Johan Genade and that alone was worth a celebration. The two South Africans have made Uganda their permanent home for more than a decade now. While Johan owns and operates the Amuka Safari Lodge, Angie has become the country’s proverbial "Rhino Lady," leading from the front at Ziwa and through her passion for conservation moving the proverbial mountains....

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Vietnam police detain two men for illegal trade in rhino horns

Vietnam police detain two men for illegal trade in rhino horns | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it

Environmental police in Hanoi have arrested two men for illicitly trading rhino horns and many tusks, claws, and horns of other wild animal species...

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Efforts to save rare northern white rhino continue

Efforts to save rare northern white rhino continue | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
Specialists will meet in Kenya subsequent month to talk about methods to save the critically endangered northern white rhinos from extinction. The recent death of two of the rhinos in zoos has left only 5... 
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Rhino horn trafficking surging out of control, say campaigners

Rhino horn trafficking surging out of control, say campaigners | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
Trafficking of African rhinoceros horn on the black market has surged 30-fold in the past 13 years, say animal protection groups
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Botswana: Rhino Poaching Remains Challenge With New Fund, Strategies

President Lt Gen. Seretse Khama Ian Khama, also patron of Kalahari Conservation Society (KCS), joined dignitaries and environmental stakeholders at the organisation's annual gala dinner dance on December 5.
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