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6 arrested for rhino poaching
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Six people have been arrested in connection with rhino poaching in Limpopo at the weekend, police said on Monday.
Nepalese rhino killer deported home from Malaysia meets reporters
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
A notorious Nepalese wildlife poacher and smuggler of the Indian rhinoceros was made public after he was deported back from Malaysia last week. Local Nepalese news reported that the World Heritage-listed Chitwan National Park (CNP) paraded Raj Kumar Praja
Obama Administration to Target Illegal Wildlife Trafficking
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
The Obama administration will increase enforcement of illegal wildlife trafficking, including using American intelligence agencies to track an estimated $20 billion a year in global sales, officials from the State, Justice and Interior Departments are to a
White rhinoceros survival hinges on 'Frozen Zoo'
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Reported on Feb. 11, 2015, the survival of the northern white rhinoceros and dozens of other species could hinge on the collection amassed over nearly 40 years that has become the largest gene bank of its kind: The Frozen Zoo. (Credit: AP)
Monday, February 9, 2015
Wildlife photographer Stephen Belcher embarks on a precarious journey through the vast, almost impenetrable jungles of Indonesia to capture the first high-definition images of the critically endangered Javan rhino. With only around 35 of the iconic animals
Rampant poaching devastating for Asia
Monday, February 9, 2015
Asian countries need to sharply ramp up collaboration on intelligence and enforcement to combat the escalating global illegal trade in wildlife and forest produce estimated at between US$50 billion (S$67 billion) and US$150 billion a year.
A rhino's miraculous journey from surviving a poaching attack to giving birth
Monday, February 2, 2015
In March 2012, three rhinos, one female and two male, were found grievously injured after a deadly poaching attack in the Kariega Game reserve in South Africa. They were left for dead until rescued by people from the reserve, says
Rhino horn ‘smugglers’ tried this week
Monday, February 2, 2015
Two Vietnamese nationals will appear in the Kempton Park Magistrate’s Court on February 6 court on charges of illegal possession and smuggling. The two were arrested at OR Tambo airport last year after being found in possession of rhino horn worth R4.5 mi
Rare rhino birth at Copenhagen Zoo
Monday, January 26, 2015
A white rhino gave birth to a calf at Copenhagen Zoo over the weekend. It is the first such birth at the zoo for 35 years. “A rhino birth is a rare and important event for both the zoo, the international breeding co-operation and efforts to preserve the
Monday, January 26, 2015
A man has been arrested for trying to sell a rhino horn in Johannesburg. It's believed the suspect was planning to sell the horn to a potential client who did not show up.