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Sunday, 25 August 2019 by superadmin

Rangers at the War for Conservation

Sunday, 25 August 2019 by superadmin

ANGERS at the War for Conservation, always working in precarious conditions, with a constant uncertainty of what to expect but always willing to risk their lives to ensure the preservation of Africa´s habitats and its species.These unknown and misunderstood Conservation Heroes spend the majority of their lives in the…

Historic birth of Southern White Rhino conceived through artificial insemination at the San Diego Zoo

Sunday, 25 August 2019 by superadmin

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego Zoo Monday announced the arrival of a southern white rhino calf at the zoo’s Safari Park, the first of the species to be born through artificial insemination in North America. The healthy male calf was born on Sunday….

**BREAKING NEWS** Scientists one step closer to saving the northern white rhino from complete extinction!

Sunday, 25 August 2019 by superadmin

In a bid to save a species, an international team have undertaken egg harvesting from two female northern white rhino.These two females are the last northern white rhino left on Earth We are thrilled to inform you that on Thursday 22nd August 2019, a team…

Elephant and Rhino Populations Skyrocket in Tanzania Thanks to Anti-Poaching Task Force

Monday, 29 July 2019 by superadmin

“As a result of the work of a special task force launched in 2016 to fight wildlife poaching, elephant populations have increased from 43,330 in 2014 to over 60,000 presently,” reads a statement from the country’s government, according to Sky News. Elephants and rhinos are globally classified…

Interactive Exhibit Raises Awareness for Endangered Species

Monday, 29 July 2019 by superadmin

HONG KONG (Taiwan News) –A new art show called “Disappearing Species” highlights the plight of endangered species, focusing on Hong Kong SAR’s destructive ecological footprint. The interactive art installation has been created by Andy Stokes of The Collective to bring about awareness for threatened and…

Special Force To Be Appointed For Rhino Protection

Monday, 29 July 2019 by superadmin

A special force will soon be appointed for the protection of rhinos in Assam, which will be known as the ‘Special Rhino Protection Force’. This force has been specially trained for the protection of the rhinos. A special force will soon be appointed for the…

Translocate Rhinos from Europe to Rwanda’s Akagera National Park

Monday, 29 July 2019 by superadmin

Dear Friends,Some good news – the five rhinoceroses that were flown 6,000 km from the Czech Republic yesterday, Sunday June 23rd, have touched down in Kigali, Rwanda and been successfully released into their bomas (wooden enclosures), within Akagera National Park. They were met at the airport by national…

Petronel Nieuwoudt

Monday, 10 June 2019 by superadmin

Petronel Nieuwoudt has over 20 years’ experience in the conservation and care of wild animals She started her career in the Endangered Species Protection Unit of the South African Police where she held rank as Captain. In 1999 she left the police service and started…

The Poop Scoop: How Dung Helps Us Understand Rhino Reproduction

Monday, 10 June 2019 by superadmin

Jun. 03, 2019  This update was written by Dr. Maureen Wanjiku Kamau, Veterinary Research Fellow in One Health for the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute’s Global Health Program. My name is Dr. Maureen Wanjiku Kamau, and I am a veterinary research fellow in one health for…

RHINO CONSERVATION AND MEDICINE Smithsonian National Zoo and Conservation Institute

Monday, 10 June 2019 by superadmin

Rhinoceros populations across Africa are threatened by poaching, habitat loss and disease. Kenya is home to a significant rhinoceros population, which includes the last two northern white rhino (Ceratotherium simum cottoni), roughly 80 percent of the remaining critically endangered eastern black rhino (Diceros bicornis michaeli) and…

GOLDEN HOUR TO SAVE A BABY RHINO’S LIFE

Thursday, 9 May 2019 by superadmin

When Petronel Nieuwoudt was a young girl and her grandfather took her out fishing in South Africa’s Limpopo province, he never baited his hook. But he would happily cast the bait upon the waters. “I said, ‘Grandad, listen; we’re not catching anything.’ “And he said…

Anna Merz with Samia

Thursday, 9 May 2019 by superadmin

Anna Merz with Samia. The rhino would follow her around like a dog even after she was grown. Anna Merz, who went to Kenya seeking a serene retirement but became so appalled by the slaughter of black rhinoceroses that she helped start a reserve to…

Rare One-Horned Indian Rhino Born at Zoo Miami

Thursday, 9 May 2019 by superadmin

Last week, Zoo Miami welcomed a baby greater one-horned Indian rhinoceros, born to a seven-year-old female named Akuti. The birth marked a big win in the effort to conserve the species, not only because every new calf matters to the struggling Indian rhino population, but…

Incredible photo of rhinos facing off as lightening splits the sky

Thursday, 9 May 2019 by superadmin

Entry in National geographic Travel Photo Contest 

Here’s why some people in Vietnam still use the endangered rhino horn

Thursday, 9 May 2019 by superadmin

VIETNAM is one of the world’s largest consumers of rhino horn, contributing to the continued poaching of rhinos in the wild. Last year in Africa 1,100 rhinos were killed by poachers. And today there are only about 29,500 left in the world. Considerable efforts have been devoted to reducing…

Follow the guns An Overlooked Key to Combat Rhino Poaching and Wildlife Crime

Thursday, 9 May 2019 by superadmin

A four-year long investigation by the Conflict Awareness Project (CAP) has uncovered evidence that an international gunrunning network funneled thousands of high-caliber hunting rifles from Europe and the U.S. to poaching kingpins in southern Africa, touching off a massive poaching crisis. Poachers have killed 8,000…

Coming Face to Face With the Rhino Poaching Crisis

Thursday, 9 May 2019 by superadmin

One wildlife photographer got an intimate look at Africa’s rhino poaching crisis—and the experience was haunting. A desperate move to safeguard rhinos While I’ve been well-aware of the poaching crisis, this past year I came face-to-face with its brutality and scope. It was a truly…

“The Return Of The Rhino” by Neil Aldridge

Friday, 12 April 2019 by superadmin

Series description  Rhinos are fighting for survival. To feed the demand for rhino horn in the Far East poachers kill more than three every day and all the while the South African government is championing the consumptive use of rhinos and the legalisation of the…