What's Happening to Africa's Rhino?
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So many stories! Here's a quick look at the good, bad, ugly and encouraging RHINO NEWS
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Absolutely the Saddest Rhino Poaching Photo yet!

Absolutely the Saddest Rhino Poaching Photo yet! | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it

Photo provided by friends at Outraged SA Citizens Against Poaching.

 

As the poaching numbers this year already pass 80 I think of how many calves like this one are crying for their mothers... and I too weep!

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Rhino Poaching Crisis 2012

A short educational video on what is driving the current rhino poaching crisis in South Africa. The number of rhino poached in South Africa so far this year ...
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Illegal South African rhino killings hit record high

Illegal South African rhino killings hit record high | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
Final 2011 death toll of 448 represents one rhino lost every 20 hours, a slaughter driven by increased Asian demand for horn...
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Rhino lovers issue ultimatum ahead of poaching hearings

Pressure on government to stem the slaughter of rhinos is mounting in the run-up to public hearings on poaching to be hosted in Parliament this month.
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Rhino horns found in MDC-T minister’s car – HERALD « National « ZimEye

Rhino horns found in MDC-T minister’s car – HERALD « National « ZimEye | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
LOCAL Government, Rural and Urban De-velopment Deputy Minister Cecil Zvidzai (MDC-T) has been named in a case in which three men were arrested in possession of… (RT @savetherhino: Zimbabwe: MDC-T Minister accused of involvement in rhino poaching after...
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Nikela Asks:Save Rhino “A” by Killing Rhino “B”?

Nikela Asks:Save Rhino “A” by Killing Rhino “B”? | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
Rhino trophy hunting continues in name of funding conservation despite 778 rhinos killed in South Africa by poachers, illegal wildlife trafficking (2010/2011)...

 

Okay to kill rhino "B" to save rhino "A"?

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An organised crime - Servamus

An organised crime - Servamus | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
An organised crimeServamusOver the past couple of years, rhino poaching in South Africa has reached its highest levels in decades.
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Poachers` sentences welcomed - Newswatch - East Coast Radio

Ezemvelo KwaZulu-Natal Wildlife has applauded the 10-year sentences handed to two men who have been found guilty of illegally being in possession of a white rhino horn.
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Top Ten Rhino Stories of 2011 | Rhino Horn is NOT Medicine

Top Ten Rhino Stories of 2011 | Rhino Horn is NOT Medicine | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
For the second year in a row, we've compiled the Top Ten Rhino Stories of the year. And while many of the stories are unpleasant, all of them must be told.
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Eyewitness News: Poached rhino regains sight

One of the rhinos that was dehorned on a Worcester nature reserve has regained its sight.

 

Good NEWS!

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Businessman helps crack rhino horn ring - Times LIVE

Businessman helps crack rhino horn ring - Times LIVE | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
A businessman ditched the boardroom yesterday to bust what appears to be an ivory and shark fin syndicate operating from an upmarket block of flats in Cape Town.

 

Now this is more like it! Regular ordinary people willing to get involved...

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South Africa's Rhino Death Toll 'At Least' 443 for 2011 | Rhino Horn is NOT Medicine

South Africa's Rhino Death Toll 'At Least' 443 for 2011 | Rhino Horn is NOT Medicine | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
It's mid-December 2011 and South Africa has lost at least 443 rhinos to the illegal rhino horn trade this year, surpassing 2010's death toll of 333.
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Rhinos hanging on after brutal attack - Western Cape | IOL News | IOL.co.za

Rhinos hanging on after brutal attack - Western Cape | IOL News | IOL.co.za | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
The two Fairy Glen rhino, whose horns were hacked off by poachers after the animals had been drugged, are still alive after eight days – and game reserve owner Pieter de Jager believes they may pull through.

 

“The female is looking better. I’m very positive about her. The male is still in danger. He’s blind, and I’m hoping it’s an infection, but the vet said it would be permanent. He walked alright for two days and then walked in circles.

 

“But yesterday (Sunday) he stood up and walked straight to the water hole and lay in the water for half the day to cool off.

 

“Then he stood up and I gave him his lucerne. He ate that and went back to the water,” De Jager said.
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"Don't let them hurt my Mom!"

"Don't let them hurt my Mom!" | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it

This chokes me up!

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How Long Till South Africa’s Rhino Are Extinct? | Nikela: Funding Wildlife Conservation & Education to Save Wildlife in Africa

How Long Till South Africa’s Rhino Are Extinct? | Nikela: Funding Wildlife Conservation & Education to Save Wildlife in Africa | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
At the current poaching rate in South Africa rhino females will not replace themselves this year (2012) and total extinction of Africa’s remaining rhino becomes probable in less than ten years.
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Beth Jung's curator insight, February 2, 2014 4:37 AM

This article is about how rhinos in Africa are endangered.  Before I read this article, I was unaware of this problem. After reading this article, I realized how serious this problem was. I think this is a big problem because if rhinos go extinct, it disturbs the food chain, eventually harm us. To solve this, people in South Africa and other countries should take care of these animals so that their race will be preserved. 

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South Africa Rhino Poaching: 8 Animals Lost In One Day

South Africa Rhino Poaching: 8 Animals Lost In One Day | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
JOHANNESBURG -- South African rangers say they have found eight dead rhinos that had been stripped of their horns, an unprecedented one-day toll.
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The Killing Of Rhino In South Africa Is Getting Ridiculous! | PharSide ...

The Killing Of Rhino In South Africa Is Getting Ridiculous! | PharSide ... | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
I don't know about you, but over the past few months we've been hearing more and more stories of Rhino poaching making their way into the news, along.
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Eight rhino killed by poachers in Kruger Park - Times LIVE

Eight rhino killed by poachers in Kruger Park - Times LIVE | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
Eight rhino carcasses have been found in the Kruger National Park, SA National Parks says. (RT @serengetiwatch: Eight rhino poached IN ONE DAY in Kruger National park in South Africa.
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‘Hunting can also help save rhino’ - The Mercury | IOL.co.za

‘Hunting can also help save rhino’ - The Mercury | IOL.co.za | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it

INTERNATIONAL rhino conservationist Ian Player has defended provincial conservation agency Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife’s decision to sanction the hunting of a R1 million white rhino bull at the Makhasa Community Reserve near Mkhuze.

 

Sorry Ian... this time I don't agree with you!

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For shame! Nature shills for traditional Chinese medicine : Respectful Insolence

Nature is one of the oldest and most respected scientific journals around. It's been around since 1869 and is said to be the world's most cited journal. What makes Nature unusual these days is that it's a general science journal....

 

Nature has apparently sold out to a Chinese supplement manufacturer and a quackademic medical center. The company Saishunkan Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., is described thusly:

Saishunkan is a herbal medicine manufacturer which aims to help people make the most of their natural powers of healing and self-recovery. Based on the idea from herbal medicine that humans are part of the nature, our dream and joy is to ease the worries and concerns of aging, which comes to everyone. We maximize our capabilities to support lively and happy aging by using the power of nature to enhance human revitalization.

 

What!!!!????

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Defending the Rhino

Defending the Rhino | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
As demand for rhino horn soars, police and conservationists in South Africa pit technology against increasingly sophisticated poachers...
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Eyewitness News: Rhino situation needs results

The Private Rhino Owners Association has warned that South Africa's rhino population will start declining as soon as the middle of 2012, if the current wave of poaching continues.

 

More than 435 rhino have been killed in 2011, compared to the already staggering 333 in 2010...

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Vietnamese Nationals Caught Smuggling Rhino Horns In South Africa

Vietnamese Nationals Caught Smuggling Rhino Horns In South Africa | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it
A pair of Vietnamese smugglers have been arrested at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport for attempting to smuggle rhino horns and elephant ivory out of the country.
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‘Rhino’ cops seek bail in court | The New Age Online

Two Mpumalanga police officers, suspected of being linked to a rhino poaching syndicate, are scheduled to apply for bail on Wednesday.

 

Sad when the "good guys" turn traitor!

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Are These Injured Rhino Being Exploited? | Nikela: Funding Wildlife Conservation & Education to Save Wildlife in Africa

Are These Injured Rhino Being Exploited? | Nikela: Funding Wildlife Conservation & Education to Save Wildlife in Africa | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it

Fairy Glen Rhino dehorned by poachers are being exploited by Pieter de Jager claims National Geographic freelance photographer Cheryl-Samantha Owen.

 

Hmm! Maybe a great way to gain public sympathy?

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