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Rhino News – Stormers Get Involved

Stormers Rugby Stars get involved…

Rugby stars Deon Fourie and Joe Peterson visited us this month to assist our Anti Poaching efforts on the Blue Canyon Conservancy. We appreciate their assistance in getting in getting their hands dirty and actually doing something…

See this clip of their experience..

 

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'Roadshow' gives viewers rhino education

'Roadshow' gives viewers rhino education

“Human consumption of rhinoceros products are driving rhinos to extinction,” Ashe said. Poachers “hack the horns off the rhino, and leave the animal to die,” he said. International trade of rhino horns “has been largely banned since 1976,” according to …
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The Hawks are investigating various cases involving rhino poachers.

The Hawks are investigating various cases involving rhino poachers.

JOHANNESBURG – The Hawks on Thursday called on the public not to draw conclusions from their investigation into whether some game farm owners have been killing and dehorning their own rhino, while blaming it on poachers. South Africa has lost …
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Will the East Burn Next, Dairy Drought, G-Rated Doomsday

Will the East Burn Next, Dairy Drought, G-Rated Doomsday

Rhino red flag: Poachers have killed nearly 300 endangered rhinos in South Africa so far this year — which, of course, is only halfway over. The hunting is a continuation of “a devastating trend that has seen rhino poaching deaths rise from an average …
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Nearly 300 rhinos killed in South Africa this year

Pretoria : A total of 281 rhinos have been poached in South Africa this year, and 176 people arrested for the killings, state-run news agency SA News reported. According to the Department of Environmental Affairs, the Kruger National Park – with an …
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Environment Dept: 281 endangered South Africa rhinos killed this year so far

Environment Dept: 281 endangered South Africa rhinos killed this year so far

South Africa's estimated 20700 rhinos, the largest in the world, had a population growth rate of six percent a year before rhino poaching escalated by 35% between 2010 and 2011, according to statistics from SANParks. If this goes on, the species could …
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Game farmers 'dehorning, killing their own rhino'

Some rhino owners are allegedly dehorning or killing the animals, and then claiming to be victims of poaching, the Cape Times reported on Thursday. Hawks spokesperson McIntosh Polela told the newspaper they were aware of allegations of rhino owners …
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Vets, hunter in court again

Vets, hunter in court again

Johannesburg – Two veterinarians and a professional hunter are expected to appear in the Pretoria North Regional Court on Tuesday in connection with the wrongful possession and distribution of veterinary drugs commonly used in rhino poaching. The trio …
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Let's Target the Rhino Crisis at Its Source

According to current projections, about 250 million new wealthy “middle class” Chinese consumers will enter the market over the next 10 to 15 years. As the buying power of these Asian economies has burgeoned, so, too, has rhino poaching. As of early …
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Prince William takes aim at rhino poachers

Poachers are killing more rhino in Africa than ever before, conservationists warn, with horns fetching up to $60 000 a kilogram on the black market, according to the report. It notes that the practice is undermining efforts to stabilise the populations …
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Rhino poaching: KZN, N.West hardest hit

Of these, 147 were poachers, 10 were receivers or couriers, six were buyers and seven were exporters. He said the North West, KwaZulu-Natal and Limpopo were the hardest hit provinces with 86 rhinos poached. “The Kruger National Park has lost a total of …
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South Africa: 281 endangerd rhinos killed this year

South Africa: 281 endangerd rhinos killed this year

The Environment Department said Tuesday that the huge Kruger National Park adjacent to neighbours Mozambique and Zimbabwe was the worst hit, losing 164 rhinos. The figures in the midyear review indicate that poaching is still on the rise in South …
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Number of poached rhinos in South Africa keeps rising

Limpopo, North West, Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal provinces continue to be targeted by poachers, accounting for 110 of the total rhinos poached since the beginning of this year, said the statement. Thus far, a total of 176 arrests have been made of …
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Rhino Poaching Deaths Skyrocket in South Africa

Poachers in South Africa have killed 281 endangered rhinos in the first six months of the year, the country's Environment Department said Tuesday. More than half the killings took place at Kruger National Park, with 164 rhinos lost in illegal poaching …
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Dogs to help curb rhino poaching

Three highly trained pedigree pooch dogs will be set out into the Pilanesberg, Kruger National Park and a third undisclosed Eastern Cape park on Sunday to help rangers capture rhino poachers. “These are not your ordinarily trained sniffer dogs but dogs …
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Nepal launches drones to combat poachers

An Indian Rhinoceros takes its calf to water in the Maghauli Chitwan forest, southwest of Kathmandu. Conservationists in Nepal are to send drone aircraft into the skies in the battle to save the Himalayan nation's endangered tigers and rhinos from …
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Gabon Burns Huge Elephant Ivory Stockpiles In Message to Poachers and Black …

Gabon Burns Huge Elephant Ivory Stockpiles In Message to Poachers and Black …

The appetite for ivory in Asia appears insatiable, while a black market for rhino horn is also thriving. As many as 250 rhinos having been killed by poachers in South Africa alone this year. “We need to break the illegal ivory trade chain,” said …
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How does buying a car help save the rhinos

When Unitrans Volkswagen & Audi conceived the idea of making a difference in the war against Rhino poaching, they may not have been aware of how significant this decision would be. The Unite against Poaching trust was established and the aim is to …
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Stick used against rhino poachers

2 Jul 2012 12:15Submit a commentBizLike. Stick, the Jo'burg-based communication ideas and design company, has added its voice and creative talents to the growing outrage that is accompanying the slaughter of South Africa's rhino population.
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Alleged rhino poachers give conflicting stories

Alleged rhino poachers give conflicting stories. Published in: Legalbrief Today Date: Fri 22 June 2012. Category: In Court Issue No: 3062. Four men accused of killing a white rhino and removing its horn in the HluhluweImfolozi Park in 2009 have …
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281 rhinos poached in 2012

The number of rhinos poached in South Africa since the beginning of the year now stands at 281, with a total of 176 arrests being made in connection with the activity.
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South Africa Poachers Kill 281 Rhinos in Six Months

South Africa Poachers Kill 281 Rhinos in Six Months

Rise in black market demand sees jump in number of rhinos being illegally killed in South Africa.
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South Africa: 281 rhinos poached in 2012

South Africa: 281 rhinos poached in 2012

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Poachers have killed 281 rhinos this year

POACHERS have killed 281 of South Africa's rhinos, 164 in the Kruger National Park, the Department of Environmental Affairs said on Tuesday. From an average of 15 animals poached in the years before 2008, poaching increased to 448 last year and could …
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281 rhinos killed by poachers in S. Africa this year

(AFP) – 19 minutes ago. JOHANNESBURG — Poachers in South Africa have killed 281 rhinos so far this year, with the world-famous Kruger National Park accounting for over half the killings, authorities said Tuesday. “The Kruger National Park has lost a …
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