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.
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....
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....
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.
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.
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.
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....
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...
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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