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South African government vows not to allow rhino extinction

South African government vows not to allow rhino extinction | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it

The South African government will not allow the rhino to become extinct, the department of environmental affairs said on Sunday.

 

“I can assure you that we will not allow rhino to become extinct on our watch,” Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa said at a world rhino day parade in Pretoria on Saturday....


Via Wildlife Margrit
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Olivia and Carter are trying to meet with Minister Molewa to discuss this issue in Nov when we return to South Africa.

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Wildlife Margrit's curator insight, September 23, 2013 4:15 PM

On World Rhino Day, Minister Molewa vowed that the rhino would not go extinct on their watch.

 

Despite the horrid rhino poaching numbers (around 700) we have reports that the SA government is seriously getting more involved... Lets pray that it is so!

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, September 24, 2013 6:00 AM

No to Rhino extinction in SA and other African Countries

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Two arrested for trying to smuggle 105 pangolins into Laos - The Nation

Two arrested for trying to smuggle 105 pangolins into Laos  - The Nation | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
Two Thai men were arrested in Chaiyaphum on Tuesday after police found 105 live pangolins hidden in two SUVs heading to the Lao border in Nong Khai.
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Is anyone going to save the Sumatran rhino?

Is anyone going to save the Sumatran rhino? | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
Time is running out for this Critically Endangered species. So why aren’t we doing more?
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Pew Applauds Agreement to Protect Migratory Sharks

Pew Applauds Agreement to Protect Migratory Sharks | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
The Pew Charitable Trusts today praised the 124 governments of the U.N. Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) for taking action toward protecting six shark species. The decision came at the end of the weeklong 12th Conference of the Parties (CoP12) in Manila.
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UK and Sri Lanka working together to stop illegal wildlife trade

UK and Sri Lanka working together to stop  illegal wildlife trade | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
UK and Sri Lanka working together to stop illegal wildlife trade, Member of Parliament of the United Kingdom and Minister for Asia and the Pacific  
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Are Humans Pushing The Slow Loris To Extinction?

A surge in interest in the slow Loris has fuelled a pet trade in Asia. Find out more online at National Geographic.
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Why Do Some Seabirds Eat So Much Plastic? It Smells Like Food.

Why Do Some Seabirds Eat So Much Plastic? It Smells Like Food. | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
New research shows that certain seabirds associate a scent produced by common plastics with potential meals—much to their detriment.
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South Africa’s Rhino Paradox by Ross Harvey - Project Syndicate

South Africa’s Rhino Paradox by Ross Harvey - Project Syndicate | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
South Africa’s recent reversal of a ban on trade in rhinoceros horn has invigorated support for commercial farming of the product. But breeders' argument that a legal market will protect wild populations ignores how the illicit trade in wildlife products actually functions.
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Jumbo’s carcass found in Nadukani

Jumbo’s carcass found in Nadukani | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
According to forest officials, this was the first wild elephant died after consuming plastic wastes.
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British auction house to sell stuffed RHINO heads for £50,000 each

British auction house to sell stuffed RHINO heads for £50,000 each | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
A BRITISH auction house is set to sell a pair of stuffed rhino heads for £50,000 each.
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Netralnews.com - Endangered Wildlife Smuggled through Courier Services

Netralnews.com - Endangered Wildlife Smuggled through Courier Services | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
Endangered wildlife smuggled by using courier services to deliver them to buyers.
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The economics of rhino horns

The economics of rhino horns | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
Private rhino owners believe that by legally selling the animals’ horns they will bring prices down. This, they argue, will cripple poaching by reducing its financial rewards. Many conservationists disagree
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Thailand seizes 136 smuggled live pangolins smuggled from Malaysia

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai customs have confiscated 136 live pangolins, the world's most poached animal, and 450 kg of pangolin scales worth 2.5 million baht (US$75,000), officials said on Thursday (Aug 31).. Read more at straitstimes.com.
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USAID Tech Challenge | Center for Conservation Biology

USAID Tech Challenge | Center for Conservation Biology | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
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MONGABAY – The fate of the Sumatran rhino is in the Indonesian government’s hands

MONGABAY – The fate of the Sumatran rhino is in the Indonesian government’s hands | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
The fourth and final article in my new series: Is Anyone Going to Save the Sumatran Rhino? We know exactly who to blame if the Sumatran rhino goes extinct. Exactly.
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Worst-case scenario: There could be only 30 wild Sumatran rhinos left

Worst-case scenario: There could be only 30 wild Sumatran rhinos left | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
Nobody knows exactly how many Sumatran rhinos survive in the wild. But the numbers aren't looking good.
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VIDEO: Entire rhino herd wiped out - HeraldLIVE

VIDEO: Entire rhino herd wiped out - HeraldLIVE | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
Two attacks in three weeks on Eastern Cape reserve leave total of five animals dead In a blow for anti-poaching
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Pangolin trade forces Ghana to look at new wildlife laws

Pangolin trade forces Ghana to look at new wildlife laws | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
ACCRA: Ghana is facing calls to update its laws on wildlife crime after fears the country has become a transit route for the illegal trade in pangolin scales. More than 31,000kg of scales from the nocturnal mammal have been seized across the world this year, according to the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW).
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‘I don’t want to imagine a world without giant snakes in it’

‘I don’t want to imagine a world without giant snakes in it’ | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
Neglected by most conservation groups, the Burmese python has a champion in Shariar Caesar Rahman.
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Rush for Donkey Skins in China Draws Wildlife Traffickers

Rush for Donkey Skins in China Draws Wildlife Traffickers | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
In high demand for traditional medicine, donkey skins have become a hot commodity on the black market.
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Czech zoo burns rhino horns, condemns auction in South Africa - Pattaya Mail

Czech zoo burns rhino horns, condemns auction in South Africa - Pattaya Mail | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
DVUR KRALOVE, Czech Republic (AP) — A Czech zoo burned some 33.5 kilograms (74 pounds) of rhino horns with an estimated black market value of more than $2 million on Tuesday in a protest against a controversial rhino horn auction in South Africa. The Dvur Kralove Zoo, 110 kilometers (70 miles) northeast of Prague, is …
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Pangolins reduced to small, isolated populations in Bangladesh: new study

Pangolins reduced to small, isolated populations in Bangladesh: new study | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
Pangolins, one of the most trafficked mammals in the world, are fast disappearing from earth. Yet, we know very little about these solitary animals. Even basic information such as pangolins'…
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THE NEW POSTER CHILD FOR GLOBAL WARMING

THE NEW POSTER CHILD FOR GLOBAL WARMING | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
Environmental journalist Jeremy Hance tells us some remarkable things about
climate change — and what we can do about them.

When the media covers climate change and wildlife, it almost always focuses
on the same species: Polar Bears, Coral Reefs, Penguins. 

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South Africa’s first online rhino horn auction ends in risky impasse

South Africa’s first online rhino horn auction ends in risky impasse | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
The first online rhino auction in South Africa wasn't a success. This has done very little to help rhinos. It may, in fact, encourage more poaching as demand has not slowed down.
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Elephants unchained: 'The day has gone by when this was entertainment'

Elephants unchained: 'The day has gone by when this was entertainment' | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
As our understanding of the minds of our fellow species improves, will we increasingly look back at the way we have treated them in horror and repulsion?
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Saving olive ridleys of the Indian Ocean

Saving olive ridleys of the Indian Ocean | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
Richard Aspinall talks to Martin Stelfox from the Olive Ridley project about protecting one of the world’s smallest turtles from ‘ghost fishing’ in the Maldives
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