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Ivory, rhino horn funding Korean nuke arms race
Thursday, April 17, 2014
North Korea has diversified its business model for earning hard currency, shifting from a reliance on manufacturing drugs and counterfeiting foreign banknotes to smuggling products from endangered animal species, fake pharmaceuticals and counterfeit cigare
Warren Buffett's son to fund rhino defense with a helicopter
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Warren Buffett's son is anything but a spoiled brat. The philathropist-farmer yesterday pledged to expand his efforts to protect rhinos with a high-flying whirly-bird.
Patna zoo to get 14 new animals
Thursday, April 17, 2014
This rainy season, Sanjay Gandhi Biological Park, also known as Patna zoo, will welcome 14 new animals following a barter deal with Mysore zoo.
`Rhinos to be extinct by 2020`
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Experts have revealed that if poaching continues at the present alarming rate, both white and black rhinos will be extinct by the year 2020.
Call to legalise rhino horn ‘bound to fail’
Thursday, April 17, 2014
South Africa risks huge embarrassment on home soil should it approach the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites) in 2016 with a proposal to legalise the international trade in rhino horn.
Vietnamese pop stars to help save rhinos
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Two Vietnamese pop stars have been co-opted into South Africa's campaign to save the rhino so that they can help spread the message in East Asia where demand for rhino horn is huge.
SANParks staff in court for poaching
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Two South African National Parks employees arrested in connection with rhino poaching appeared in the White River Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.
Dire Straits members to play in SA for rhino conservation
Thursday, April 10, 2014
The Straits, boasting key members of Dire Straits will be performing live in South Africa to raise money to feed and care for orphaned and injured baby rhinos.
Rhino poaching on the rise in South Africa, with 277 killed this year
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Rhino poaching is on the rise in South Africa, with 277 of the endangered animals killed this year despite government attempts to clamp down on poaching, the environment ministry said Wednesday.
Like Cocaine Minus the Risk, Rhino Horn Trade Explodes in Africa
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Driven by relentless demand from Asia, rhinoceros horn now fetches some $65,000 per kilogram, or nearly $30,000 per pound, on global black markets, making it worth more than the street price of cocaine. Yet the penalties for trading in rhinoceros horn are