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…
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…
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…
Armed rangers have killed nearly 500 mostly young Mozambicans for poaching from 2010-2015. Kruger National Park, South Africa’s main tourist draw, has witnessed a massive surge in rhino poaching to meet the demand for horn in Vietnam and China where the belief that Rhino horn (keratin) has amazing curative powers. This claim that 500 poachers have been killed is quite astonishing and may be questionable at best.
Clearly, a rhino’s horn belongs on the rhino! To dehorn a rhino takes the majesty and beauty away from this iconic animal, but proper dehorning can help save rhino lives.
Whenever I am asked what my passions are, like most women I list two: my family and my career. I am the mother of two young children, my passion project in the truest sense of the term; and I am a conservation biologist – part of a remarkable team who are doing everything we can to save endangered species… and ultimately save ourselves.
Dr William Fowlds gives an update on the rhino poaching in South Africa and the additional impact it has on both living rhino and the people who protect them.
Three members of the Oxpeckers Investigative Environmental Journalism team were finalists in the prestigious CNN Multichoice African Journalist of the Year Awards. Oxpeckers editor Fiona Macleod and Namibian associate John Grobler were short-listed for a 10-month-long investigation in 2015 that uncovered political and commercial agendas driving the world’s largest black rhino population toward extinction.
Over the past decade, nearly 6,000 rhinos have been killed for their horns — primarily in South Africa, where 5,098 were poached between 2005 and 2015 to supply a lucrative black market. Yet recently at the world’s largest-ever wildlife trade conference, some officials continue to advocate for legalizing the rhino horn trade.
The major bust coincided with pledges to step up enforcement during a conference in Hanoi. Anti-smuggling officers seized a 4-kilogram rhino horn at Tan Son Nhat International Airport on Friday.
One of the few remaining rhinos at Polokwane Nature Reserve was poached 3 days after it was de-horned. It was apparently poached for the small stump left behind.
Three suspects allegedly caught red-handed with a rhino horn outside Grahamstown last year could be linked to a countrywide poaching syndicate responsible for the slaughter of more than 90 rhinos.
And this is what apoached rhino survivor looks like. This is what he looks like after a great deal of veterinary work to save him. Amazingly determined and strong !
Rhino 911 received a call for help on Sunday 12 March 2017 from Steve Dell at Pilanesberg Nature Reserve to locate an orphaned calf whose mother was poached last night in one of other North West Parks.
One bloodhound that we bred and trained, Diesel, has recently been deployed to protect rhinos at a rhino orphanage. Not long after arriving Diesel was responsible for catching five would be rhino poachers. Diesel did an amazing job by tracking the poachers for more than 10 kilometres and took the rangers straight into the poacher’s bush camp. A proud moment for us and Diesel!
Pilanesberg National Park in South Africa deals with the poaching problem on a daily basis. The park, has lost a staggering total of nine rhinos in eight weeks.
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…
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…