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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 in 2016. In 2017 it was 202, and 88 have

2018 State of the Rhino

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 Rhino Sanctuary, located in Way Kambas National Park on the
Deb Stevenson’s charming children’s book The Last Rhino will be published on September 22 World Rhino Day and a few copies will be available at Baby Rhino Rescue’s event in Rino CO on WRD
White rhino down, Black Hawk up. how Africa's only Black Hawk relocated a white rhino.
I want to live I want to wander the great plains of Africa and graze on it's luscious grass...
Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood is among a group of artists brightening up London’s streets with dozens of colourful fibre-glass resin rhinos.
Hunter Mitchell received the International Young Eco-Hero Award by the environmental organisation Action for Nature for having a positive impact on the environment with his efforts to save rhinos. Picture: Henk Kruger/African News Agency (ANA)
The conservation of African rhinos has been a major wildlife trade issue for well over a decade. The most pressing threat to their continued survival in the wild is from poaching to satisfy consumer demand for their horn, predominantly from Asia.
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.
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.
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.
Only two out of the 11 black rhinos that were translocated to the Tsavo National Park are alive.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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