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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…

South Africa rhino poaching: ‘Web of corruption’ blamed

Friday, 12 April 2019 by superadmin

Entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson and conservationist Jane Goodall have joined a list of famous names who have signed an open letter to South Africa’s government calling for an end to rhino poaching.  More than 1,000 rhinos were killed across the country in 2017 for the…

EC rhino poachers sentenced to 25 years each

Friday, 12 April 2019 by superadmin

Three convicted Rhino poachers have been sentenced to 25 years imprisonment each in the Makhanda (Grahamstown) High Court.  The 40-year-old Forget Ndlovu, 38-year-old Jabulani Ndlovu and 37-year-old Skhumbuzo Ndlovu faced over 50 charges related to the poaching of 13 rhinos across the Eastern Cape. The…

Dogs help in the fight against poaching

Thursday, 6 December 2018 by superadmin

DYK #dogs have such a powerful sense of smell that they can sniff out even the smallest amounts of ivory and rhino horn dust? This week the AWF Officials and Peace Parks handed over these trusty allies to the Mozambican government to help fight the #illegalwildlifetrade.

Potential Origin of Unicorn Myth

Thursday, 6 December 2018 by superadmin

A giant rhino that may have been the origin of the unicorn myth survived until at least 39,000 years ago – much longer than previously thought. Known as the Siberian unicorn, the animal had a long horn on its nose, and roamed the grasslands of…

Rehabilitated Rhino Poaching Survivors, Lion’s Den and Dingle Dell, are Released Back into the Wild.

Thursday, 6 December 2018 by superadmin

Five years after two rhinos survived a vicious poaching attack that left them severely injured and a bull dead, they have been returned to the wild. Fully rehabilitated, but dehorned to deter further poaching attacks, they are living testimony of the rehabilitation work the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) performs on injured…

Operation Rhino

Wednesday, 14 November 2018 by superadmin

OPERATION RHINO – our Vet team recently translocated a critically endangered black rhino to a new reserve to improve the population’s genetic diversity. Watch this VIDEO with the SOUND ON to see how we did it! Read more here: WE NEED YOUR HELP! Each rhino…

China’s Lifting Of The Ban On Using Rhino And Tiger Parts Spells The End For These Critically Endangered Animals

Monday, 12 November 2018 by superadmin

China has prohibited the trade in Rhino and Tiger body parts since 1993. This ban was suddenly reversed last week and this allows parts from captive animals to be used for scientific, medical, and cultural uses. The Chinese State Council said powdered forms of rhino…

Black rhinoceros dies at French zoo following operation to extract its semen

Tuesday, 6 November 2018 by superadmin

A black rhino has died during a medical procedure to extract its semen to help preserve the critically endangered species. Kata-Kata, a 28-year-old male rhinoceros, died at the The Zoo de Doue in the town of Doue-la-Fontaine in west-central France‘s Maine-et-Loire department. Vets tried to extract semen…

Still think we’re an Aphrodisiac?

Tuesday, 6 November 2018 by superadmin

Ever Heard a Greater One Horned Rhino eat an Apple?

Wednesday, 24 October 2018 by superadmin

ART IS A POWERFUL TOOL

Tuesday, 16 October 2018 by superadmin

Art is such a powerful tool in helping raise awareness regarding issues that permeate our society. We love this bleeding horn sculpture by @gn1n9a.

What Lies Ahead for Africa’s Rhinos

Tuesday, 16 October 2018 by superadmin

There are about 25,000 rhinos in all of Africa today. This number becomes more meaningful — and painful — when you consider rhinos’ former strength on the continent.

New efforts in motion to save endangered rhinos

Thursday, 20 September 2018 by superadmin

While the number of rhinos poached in KwaZulu-Natal has decreased from last year, all hopes are pinned on the largest biobank for rhino genetics, currently being built to help save the endangered species. According to Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife, 148 rhinos were poached in the province…

2018 State of the Rhino

Wednesday, 12 September 2018 by superadmin

AFRICAN RHINOS POACHED EVERY DAY FOR FIFTH STRAIGHT YEAR   Highlights from the 2018 report: Of the five species, the Sumatran rhino is the most in peril, with fewer than 80. Together with its Indonesian partner Yayasan Badak Indonesia (YABI) IRF has developed the Sumatran…