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Wildlife Poaching Could Soon Be Punished by the Death Penalty

Friday, 10 August 2018 by superadmin

Wildlife poaching has been a persistent problem in the East African region, thanks to international demand for elephant tusks (ivory) and rhino horn. The increasing demand has caused a catastrophic decline in elephant and rhino numbers which continues to threaten the survival of both species. For this reason, Kenya has proposed a brazen solution to this problem: the death penalty.

STROOP Journey into the Rhino Horn War

Tuesday, 7 August 2018 by superadmin

A disastrous translocation organized by the government and WWF, has left all of the black rhinos dead and plenty of unanswered questions… lots of finger pointing and job terminations over alleged vet handling and ecological management (the rhinos were given water with too high a salt content in their new area). Hopefully a full inquiry will reveal what really happened as rumours abound.

Spy cameras fitted to endangered rhinos to stop them being butchered by poachers

Thursday, 2 August 2018 by superadmin

The British system, which also uses a satellite tracking collar and heart-rate monitor, pin-points attacks so rangers can reach stricken animals by helicopter.

How routine rhino trip left nine dead, and world stunned

Friday, 27 July 2018 by superadmin

Only two out of the 11 black rhinos that were translocated to the Tsavo National Park are alive.

Meet Arthur the one month old rhino who tried to save his mom from poachers

Monday, 4 June 2018 by superadmin

On May 20, at Kruger NP, a four week old baby rhino tried valiantly to protect his mom from poachers while he was struck with a machete.

Rhinos begin Journey to Zacouma NP CHAD

Monday, 21 May 2018 by superadmin

Earlier today, six black rhinos were loaded for transport from South Africa as the result of an unprecedented international collaboration among South Africa’s department of Environmental Affairs (DEA), the Chadian government, South African National Parks (SANPArks) and African Parks, to reintroduce the species to the Republic of Chad. The last black rhino was recorded in 1972.

“The Return Of The Rhino” by Neil Aldridge

Monday, 21 May 2018 by superadmin

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 legalization of the trade in horn.

Artificial Insemination Yields Rhino Embryo At Zoo’s Safari Park

Friday, 18 May 2018 by superadmin

A new rhino pregnancy at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park is considered a key stepping stone in the Zoo’s effort to help revive the critically endangered northern white rhino species.

RHINO fACtS – Posted by Wildact on Facebook

Friday, 18 May 2018 by superadmin

86% of seized rhino horn were transported from African countries. Among these, 70% were transported from Mozambique, Kenya and South Africa. Other countries such as Congo, Angola, Uganda and Ethiopia were also mentioned by the news.

Why understanding demand for rhino horn will make or break their survival

Thursday, 17 May 2018 by superadmin

Researchers say campaigns aimed at consumers will help curb poaching, writes Tony Carnie

Consolation for the terminally ill: study finds a surprising use for rhino horn

Thursday, 17 May 2018 by superadmin

In addition to a status symbol for business, cures for hangovers and cancer, Vietnamese are using poached rhino horn — mainly from SA — to console terminally ill relatives.
The startling discovery emerged during in-depth interviews with 30 recent purchasers of rhino horn in Hanoi and Ho Chi Min City.

Where does the blood money trail end?

Monday, 7 May 2018 by superadmin

Intelligence sources maintain that the money trail of the loot collected by crime syndicate bosses in the Sabié/Moamba districts in Mozambique should be followed to ascertain who is really behind the state of lawlessness in the area.

Kenya Marks Rhinos in Conservation Drive

Monday, 9 April 2018 by superadmin

MERU, Kenya: Kenya started marking rhinos Thursday and aims to tag and identify 22 of them in two weeks at a cost of $600,000, senior government officials said on Thursday, as part of conserving their dwindling numbers.

Night-vision drones loaded with Nasa’s galaxy-tracking technology may help Trap Poachers

Monday, 9 April 2018 by superadmin

Technology used by Nasa for studying faint stars and galaxies could be used to trap poachers in a rare collaboration between astronomers and ecologists.

Incredible Sighting of Rhino Thandi & Family

Sunday, 11 March 2018 by superadmin

These incredible photographs, taken by ranger Jone at Kariega Game Reserve, capture a very intimate moment spent with rhino Thandi and her family. Thandi survived a brutal poaching on 2 March 2012.

Horn ‘yer bike! Fierce mother rhino chases hungry hyenas away from her tiny baby in Kenya

Friday, 9 March 2018 by superadmin

The pack of hyenas encircles the mother and her offspring patiently circling while waiting for a chance to strike…

Keepers Spent 24/7 Hand-Rearing Baby White RHINO That Couldn’t Walk – Feeding Her 70 PINTS Of Milk A Day

Monday, 26 February 2018 by superadmin

Belle the white rhino was born at Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens in October 2017 to parents Nancy and Monty, but her front right foot wouldn’t extend.

Nike donates shoes to guards at sanctuaries through Baby Rhino Rescue

Friday, 23 February 2018 by superadmin

These images show delighted rhino guards at Care for Wild Rhino Sanctuary after receiving a donation from Nike that was arranged by Baby Rhino Rescue

Kenyan anti-poaching dogs are wildlife’s best friends

Monday, 19 February 2018 by superadmin

Five-month-old bloodhound Shakaria gambols through the long savannah grasses of Kenya’s Maasai Mara reserve, her playful mood swiftly turning to keen determination as she is ordered to track a human scent.

Rhino poaching in South Africa has dipped but corruption hinders progress

Wednesday, 14 February 2018 by superadmin

The number of rhinos poached in South Africa in 2017 was lower than 2016’s, according toSouth African Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa. Last year, 1028 rhinos were killed compared to 1054 in 2016, a decrease of 26 animals (2.5%). But it’s the fifth year running that over 1000 rhinos were killed.

Update from Malaysia on Imam the Sumatran Rhino

Tuesday, 23 January 2018 by superadmin

In Malaysian Borneo, officials at the Sabah Wildlife Department and nonprofit Borneo Rhino Alliance have been working around the clock for over a month to save the life of one of the rarest living creatures on planet Earth.