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Cross-border strategy for rhino poaching not on the table
Thursday, April 23, 2015
A LONG awaited strategy to deal with border crime is being developed with Mozambique and Zimbabwe but an integrated strategy to combat rhino poaching is not considered necessary, Police Minister Nathi Nhleko said on Wednesday.
'Arrogant' rhino poachers each get 15 years in prison
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Four Mpumalanga men convicted of trespassing and illegal hunting in the Kruger National Park were sentenced to 15 years imprisonment each.
The Daily Cute: Rhinoceroseseseses!
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
As far as I can tell, the rhinoceros is the closest thing we have to a unicorn and a dinosaur here on Earth. If something isn’t done, however, that may not be true for future generations. Rhinos have been the target of poachers for many, many years, causi
Kenya: #LastMaleStanding: Meet Sudan, the Last Rhino of his Kind on Earth
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Sudan is the last male of the Northern White Rhino species on Earth. In the past few days, the story of Ol Pejeta Conservancy’s resident Northern White Rhino has gone viral on social and mainstream media after popular websites The Dodo, Huffington Post,
Namibia: Rhino Poaching Continues Unabated
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Rhinos continue to die at the hands of suspected poachers in the country's national parks, especially in Etosha. The Director of Regional Services and Parks Management, Colgar Sikopo, yesterday confirmed the crisis.
New all-terrain vehicle give Addo park a boost to fight poachers
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Addo Elephant National Park’s fight against rhino poaching was given a boost when the park took ownership of a Polaris all-terrain vehicle (ATV) and a specially designed anti-poaching trailer for use in the field.
Orphaned baby rhinos inseparable after their mothers are killed by poachers
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
A young orphaned rhino whose mother was killed by poachers is now playing big brother to a baby rhino who has just endured the same tragic loss. Orphaned baby rhino Gertjie, affectionately known as ‘Little G’, was rescued in May 2014 after his mother wa
Last Known Male White Rhino Guarded by Armed Rangers in Kenya
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Four armed rangers are guarding what is believed to be the world’s only remaining male northern white rhino around the clock as international experts attempt to facilitate his reproduction in Kenya.
Namibia: Etosha Rhino Losses Rise to 11
Monday, April 13, 2015
NAMIBIA continues losing rhinoceroses and elephants to the greed of poachers, with seven carcasses of poached rhinos having been discovered in the Etosha National Park so far this year.
South Africa: Trading Blows Over Trading Rhino Horn
Monday, April 13, 2015
In the relatively polarised debate on whether a legalised trade in rhino horn can save the species from extinction, it seems that both sides are guilty of cherry picking to one degree or another. Sweeping statements and unsubstantiated assertions are commo