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1984: the meeting that changed everything for Sumatran rhinos

1984: the meeting that changed everything for Sumatran rhinos | RHINO BIOLOGY & CONSERVATION | Scoop.it
This is the first article in our four-part series “The Rhino Debacle.” It’s hardly the most likely place to meet a Sumatran rhino. But as you enter Zimmer Hall at the University of Cincinnati , deep in the heart of the Midwestern United States, there he is: Ipuh. A one-ton, taxidermed behemoth, a prehistoric relic who only […]
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WORLD RHINO DAY: Report Shows Dramatic Decline in Rhino Horn Prices

WORLD RHINO DAY:  Report Shows Dramatic Decline in Rhino Horn Prices | RHINO BIOLOGY & CONSERVATION | Scoop.it
Twenty-five years after China’s ban on the domestic sale of rhino horn, and nine months since Vietnam, the second most significant market for the product, began enforcing its ban, prices of the product have dropped dramatically, according to a new report from WildAid. However, poaching continues in South Africa amidst pervasive corruption and failure to … Continue reading "WORLD RHINO DAY: WildAid Report Shows Dramatic Decline in Rhino Horn Prices"
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Urgent Effort Aims to Save Critically Endangered Sumatran Rhinos

Urgent Effort Aims to Save Critically Endangered Sumatran Rhinos | RHINO BIOLOGY & CONSERVATION | Scoop.it
Conservationists have launched an urgent bid to save the critically endangered Sumatran rhino, which has a wild population of fewer than 80.
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World Rhino Day: As adorable calf plays in a British zoo, rhino death toll soars 

World Rhino Day: As adorable calf plays in a British zoo, rhino death toll soars  | RHINO BIOLOGY & CONSERVATION | Scoop.it
MORE THAN 500 rhinos have been massacred in South Africa this year as the international battle to save the vanishing creatures reaches crisis point.
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Can Uganda bring back rhinos poached to extinction? 

Can Uganda bring back rhinos poached to extinction?  | RHINO BIOLOGY & CONSERVATION | Scoop.it
In Uganda, there are no rhinos left in the wild. But one conservation organization is using a special breeding project to reintroduce the endangered animals to the country where they once roamed free.
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Killing season: Crisis time for Africa's famed wildlife

Killing season: Crisis time for Africa's famed wildlife | RHINO BIOLOGY & CONSERVATION | Scoop.it
The “Big Five” – lions, elephants, rhinoceros, leopards and Cape buffalo – have never been in greater peril.
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The death dealer: Russian surgeon makes $1m a year charging tourists £16,000 to kill lions, £42,000 for white rhinos and £421,000 to slay critically endangered black rhinos »

The death dealer: Russian surgeon makes $1m a year charging tourists £16,000 to kill lions, £42,000 for white rhinos and £421,000 to slay critically endangered black rhinos » | RHINO BIOLOGY & CONSERVATION | Scoop.it
A Russian surgeon has boasted about how he has built a £1.2 million-a-year business offering wealthy tourists the chance to hunt elephants, rhinos and lions as trophies. George Ragozin, who is nicknamed the ‘crazy Russian’ by his clients, offers trophy-seeking foreigners packages that include shooting beasts of their choice, alongside accommodation, food, beer and wine …
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Southern white rhinoceros born at ZooTampa

Southern white rhinoceros born at ZooTampa | RHINO BIOLOGY & CONSERVATION | Scoop.it
A southern white rhinoceros was born at ZooTampa on Sept. 12, the zoo announced on Thursday.
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Urgent : Anger as rhino Thai trade kingpin released from South African jail

Urgent : Anger as rhino Thai trade kingpin released from South African jail | RHINO BIOLOGY & CONSERVATION | Scoop.it
Urgent : Anger as rhino Thai trade kingpin released from South African jail. Johannesburg - Conservationists expressed shock Monday after a Thai kingpin
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Black rhinos matter: Lessons from the botched translocation 

According to Kenya Wildlife Service, rhino population in Kenya stood at 1,258 by end of 2017, of this 745 are black rhinos.
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'These are the guys making millions' - Hawks after busting alleged rhino horn syndicate

'These are the guys making millions' - Hawks after busting alleged rhino horn syndicate | RHINO BIOLOGY & CONSERVATION | Scoop.it
Six members of a suspected rhino horn trafficking syndicate, that allegedly ran its own intelligence operation with at least two police officers in its ranks, have been arrested in Mpumalanga.
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Bipartisan push to ban trade in elephant ivory and rhino horns

Bipartisan push to ban trade in elephant ivory and rhino horns | RHINO BIOLOGY & CONSERVATION | Scoop.it
Though authorities regulate the import and export of ivory, there are no laws governing domestic trade.
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A rare rhino horn harvesting experience

A rare rhino horn harvesting experience | RHINO BIOLOGY & CONSERVATION | Scoop.it
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WWF urges Tanzania to review conservation policies to enhance rhino protection

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South Africa rhino poaching drops sharply but hundreds still being killed 

South Africa rhino poaching drops sharply but hundreds still being killed  | RHINO BIOLOGY & CONSERVATION | Scoop.it
rs) - Over 500 rhinos were poached for their horns in South Africa in the first eight months of 2018, a 26 percent fall from 691 in the same period last year, the Department of Environmental Affairs said on Friday.AF
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Rhino poaching in SA by numbers

Rhino poaching in SA by numbers | RHINO BIOLOGY & CONSERVATION | Scoop.it
Here are 10 things you should know about rhino poaching in South Africa.
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Edinburgh Zoo rhino flies to Indonesia for a mate 

Edinburgh Zoo rhino flies to Indonesia for a mate  | RHINO BIOLOGY & CONSERVATION | Scoop.it
A celebrity rhinoceros has flown 7,282 miles on a mating expedition to the other side of the world. Bertus, who featured on a national TV campaign, left Edinburgh Zoo last month with his own police escort to fly to Batu Secret Zoo in Indonesia.
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World Rhino Day 2018 

World Rhino Day 2018  | RHINO BIOLOGY & CONSERVATION | Scoop.it
#WorldRhinoDay is celebrated on September 22 every year! This special day provides us with the opportunity to celebrate rhinos in their own unique ways and raise vital funds for conservation so that we can keep them safe.
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SHIVO EDWIN: Tragic translocation mars rhino day

Every year September 22 is marked as World Rhino Day. The day provides an opportunity for the public, different conservation organisations and institutions to celebrate rhinos in their own unique ways.
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Britain sends £2.1m to help save animals on verge of extinction

Britain sends £2.1m to help save animals on verge of extinction | RHINO BIOLOGY & CONSERVATION | Scoop.it
In Indonesia, the aid will also create 16,000 sustainable jobs and protect the Sumatran tiger in the Bukit Tigapuluh Landscape, where 30 tigers remain in one critical habitat.
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Environmental affairs department welcomes arrest of rhino horn trafficking syndicate

Environmental affairs department welcomes arrest of rhino horn trafficking syndicate | RHINO BIOLOGY & CONSERVATION | Scoop.it
The arrests were made by the Hawks supported by Counter Intelligence‚ Special Task Force‚ the police's Forensic Science Service‚ SANParks‚ the Department of Environmental Affairs‚ Sars and the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA).The suspects face charges of theft‚ corruption‚ money laundering‚ conspiracy to commit a
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Drive against rhino poaching finally comes of age in Assam

Drive against rhino poaching finally comes of age in Assam | RHINO BIOLOGY & CONSERVATION | Scoop.it
After years of adopting a fire-fighting approach, the government is now trying to address the root cause of poaching in state, says new book
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Honouring Mountain gorilla

Honouring Mountain gorilla | RHINO BIOLOGY & CONSERVATION | Scoop.it
The thirteen-month-old baby gorilla was named Kunesha, Kinyarwanda for “to win,” at the 14th Kwita Izina ceremony in Kinigi, northern Rwanda on behalf of the Gordon and Patricia Gray Animal Welfare Foundation which supports AWF conservation efforts in Africa.
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Luxury cars‚ covert operations and cruelty - Rhino poaching trade bust wide open

Luxury cars‚ covert operations and cruelty - Rhino poaching trade bust wide open | RHINO BIOLOGY & CONSERVATION | Scoop.it
Six members of a syndicate implicated in
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