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4 day Budget chalet Kruger park safari

4 day Budget chalet Kruger park safari | Kruger & African Wildlife | Scoop.it
Budget Kruger Park safari staying in en suite chalets, includes
kruger park game drives, great for backpackers, departs from Johannesburg.
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40 Wild Dogs Burned Alive Near the Serengeti – Friends of Serengeti

40 Wild Dogs Burned Alive Near the Serengeti – Friends of Serengeti | Kruger & African Wildlife | Scoop.it
40 Wild Dogs Burned Alive Near the Serengeti http://t.co/eT9zAA2i What the Hell?! This is disturbing.
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Illegal wildlife trade threatens elephants, rhinos and tigers | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation

Illegal wildlife trade threatens elephants, rhinos and tigers | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Kruger & African Wildlife | Scoop.it
Join us in our fight to kill the trade that kills tigers, rhinos and elephants.
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Wildlife Extra News - Leopards can’t change their spots? Cheetahs can

Wildlife Extra News - Leopards can’t change their spots? Cheetahs can | Kruger & African Wildlife | Scoop.it

As any cat lover knows, distinct patterns of dark and light hair colour are apparent not only in housecats but also in their wild relatives, from cheetahs to tigers to snow leopards. Researchers at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology and Stanford University, along with colleagues around the world, have reported new genetic findings that help to understand the molecular basis of these patterns in all felines.

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3 day Kruger Park safaris | Kruger Tours from Johannesburg

3 day Kruger Park safaris | Kruger Tours from Johannesburg | Kruger & African Wildlife | Scoop.it
3 day Kruger Park South Africa safaris with
open vehicle game drives, game walks and night drives, stay in treehouses, chalets or camping.
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12 reasons why Kruger Park’s Tsendze camp is tops | Getaway Travel Blog

12 reasons why Kruger Park’s Tsendze camp is tops  | Getaway Travel Blog | Kruger & African Wildlife | Scoop.it
The Getaway blog, home to travel journalists, foodies, eco-warriors, photography nuts, record-breakers and plain-old crazy adventurers. Join our blogging community today.
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Poachers Slay Four Rhinos in South African Sanctuary - National Geographic

Poachers Slay Four Rhinos in South African Sanctuary - National Geographic | Kruger & African Wildlife | Scoop.it
National GeographicPoachers Slay Four Rhinos in South African SanctuaryNational GeographicThe four rhinos killed by poachers in Lalibela Game Reserve, South Africa.
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Kruger Tours: Best Place To Stay: Kruger National Park

Where to stay on safari?  In Kruger National park, in private reserves of the Greater Kruger Park or just in a local town.

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Kruger Tours: What to take on a Kruger Safari?

Packing for a regular holiday can be difficult enough, what do you need for a safari?  Take a look at this safari packing guide.

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Viet Nam acknowledges severity of rhino trade

Viet Nam acknowledges severity of rhino trade | Kruger & African Wildlife | Scoop.it
WWF and TRAFFIC, in advance of World Rhino Day Saturday, are calling on Viet Nam to increase efforts to address the illegal trade of rhino horn, which is threatening rhino populations in both Africa and Asia.
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Kruger Tours: August Kruger Sightings

Kruger Tours: August Kruger Sightings | Kruger & African Wildlife | Scoop.it

All sightings were made on our Tremisana Game Lodge, Kruger Treehouse Experience Safari and Camping Tours or at the accommodation camps for these safaris.

In the Kruger Park I spent time this month stopped at waterholes waiting for animals to come down and drink water. In winter, the lions make their ambushes at dams mostly, because all natural pans are dry at this time of the year. One day we found all the animals that the guests were looking for : civet, genet, secretary bird, fish eagle, wild dogs, hyena, cheetah and a male lion. At Nsemane dam there is always a lot of activity.

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Poachers kill 100 S.Africa rhinos in two months

Poachers kill 100 S.Africa rhinos in two months | Kruger & African Wildlife | Scoop.it

JOHANNESBURG — Poachers have killed 100 rhinoceros in South Africa in less than two months, a surge in killings that took the tally for the year to 381, authorities said Wednesday.

 

More than half of the animals were killed in the world-famous Kruger National Park with the rate of the slaughter likely to mean that the year's final tally will pass last year's carnage of 448 animals poached.


"The latest rhino poaching statistics indicate that a total of 381 rhinos have been killed since the beginning of this year," the department of environmental affairs said.


With roughly 20,000 rhinos, South Africa is home to up to 80 percent of the world population.


But the country has seen a devastating increase in poaching in recent years as black market demand for rhino horn has grown with numbers leaping from just 13 in 2007 to 333 in 2010.


Heightened security measures have failed to stop the criminal syndicates that officials say are responsible for the killing.


The animals' distinctive horns are hacked off to be smuggled to the lucrative Asian black market, where the fingernail-like substance is falsely believed to have powerful healing properties.


On the black market, the horns are worth their weight in gold.


"You can put all the resources at home, but if you don't address the demand outside South Africa, you will not win the battle," the department's spokesman Albi Modise told AFP.


Soldiers and specialist investigators have been deployed to national parks to battle the poachers.


Despite the rise in the numbers of killings since July, the number of arrests has slightly gone up to 199 from 176 suspects held two months ago.


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Leonardo DiCaprio Kicks Off IFAW's Animal Action Week

TORONTO, ONTARIO, Oct 01, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Actor and activist Leonardo DiCaprio joined IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare - www.ifaw.org ) today in calling for the world community to step up efforts to save elephants from poaching and the illegal ivory trade, which have escalated dramatically in recent years

 

"In 2011 an unprecedented 24.3 tons of ivory was seized by government authorities worldwide, the largest amount recorded since the 1989 ivory ban. Tragically this trend is continuing in 2012," said DiCaprio, an IFAW Honorary Board member. "Widespread poaching is being recorded throughout Africa, even in areas in southern Africa that were previously considered safe for elephants."...


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Teaching lions and humans to get along - CNN

Teaching lions and humans to get along - CNN | Kruger & African Wildlife | Scoop.it
Teaching lions and humans to get alongCNN(CNN) -- Paula Kahumbu initially opted for a career in wildlife conservation so she wouldn't have to deal with people.
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Appeal for one-off rhino horn auction - Independent Online

Appeal for one-off rhino horn auction - Independent Online | Kruger & African Wildlife | Scoop.it
Independent OnlineAppeal for one-off rhino horn auctionIndependent OnlineIn an open letter to game farmer John Hume, the country's largest rhino breeder, Varty asked Hume to request a meeting with the Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs and...
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Wildlife Extra News - Rhino carnage - 9 rhinos killed in 1 day in KwaZulu-Natal; 4 killed in Eastern Cape and 3 in India

Wildlife Extra News - Rhino carnage - 9 rhinos killed in 1 day in KwaZulu-Natal; 4 killed in Eastern Cape and 3 in India | Kruger & African Wildlife | Scoop.it
Will this terrible carnage only stop when there are no more rhinos left?Reports from South Africa have revealed a terrible day for rhino conservation in KwaZulu Natal.
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Farmer's Weekly | Rhinos are not seahorses

Farmer's Weekly | Rhinos are not seahorses | Kruger & African Wildlife | Scoop.it

Rhinos are not seahorses: farmer's letter on legalization of the rhino horn trade

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World Rhino Day 2012 Backlash!

World Rhino Day 2012 Backlash! | Kruger & African Wildlife | Scoop.it
It’s almost as if the poachers, that includes all involved along the wildlife trafficking and illegal trade routes, are snubbing those protecting the rhino!

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Free to roam: Lions confiscated from private owner in Serbia are released into South African wildlife sanctuary

Free to roam: Lions confiscated from private owner in Serbia are released into South African wildlife sanctuary | Kruger & African Wildlife | Scoop.it
The lions were being held in a private roadside zoo in Novi Pazar after the owner acquired them from Belgrade Zoo in 2009, a year before Serbia banned owning dangerous wild animals.
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SABC News.com - Nine rhino carcasses found in KZN:Tuesday 25 September 2012

SABC News.com - Nine rhino carcasses found in KZN:Tuesday 25 September 2012 | Kruger & African Wildlife | Scoop.it
Nine rhino carcasses have been found in northern KwaZulu-Natal today.
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Hazyview accommodation |Kruger Tours | Kruger National Park

Hazyview accommodation |Kruger Tours | Kruger National Park | Kruger & African Wildlife | Scoop.it
Hazyview is a great base for Kruger National Park, Blyde River Canyon and
Nelspruit.
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World Rhino Day: Facts and Fiction about the Rhino Horn Trade

Animated clip about the rhino poaching crisis. The use of rhino horn as a recreational drug or cancer treatment in Asia is based on myths. As a result, rhino...

 

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Unique Tree House Safari Accommodation

Unique Tree House Safari Accommodation | Kruger & African Wildlife | Scoop.it
Kruger Park treehouse camp safaris at Motlala Game reserve information,
camp facilities images and details of the Tree Houses and lodge facilities.
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