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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.
Researchers say campaigns aimed at consumers will help curb poaching, writes Tony Carnie
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.
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.
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.
Technology used by Nasa for studying faint stars and galaxies could be used to trap poachers in a rare collaboration between astronomers and ecologists.
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.
The pack of hyenas encircles the mother and her offspring patiently circling while waiting for a chance to strike...
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
The Kruger National Park and Mozambican authorities are collaborating in a bid to clamp down on rhino poaching.
Park rangers in Africa’s most famous rhino reserve are going hi-tech to push back against the relentless assault by horn poachers‚ thanks to a R10-million injection.
Oxpeckers remove insects that feast on the buffaloes. They will even remove ear wax and parasites from the rhinos ears. The birds also eat diseased wound tissue keeping wounds clean as they heal. They also alarm when a predator approaches.
People have long used dogs’ amazing sense of smell to search for drugs and explosives, lost people, rare species, and even human diseases. Research and conservation teams use dogs to find poachers, illegal wildlife products, and wildlife dung—or scat, often for multiple species, a non-invasive way to collect dietary, hormonal, and genetic information contained in the fecal material.
African Wildlife Foundation Chief Science Officer Dr. Phillip Muruthi has been involved with every link in the chain of illegal wildlife trafficking, which has decimated iconic African wildlife over the past decade. As part of his educational mission, Muruthi takes every opportunity to impress on authorities that loss of key wildlife will lead to systemic, economic degradation.
In the conservation work of Dr. Phillip Muruthi, habitat science mingles daily with criminal law. Take this ivory interception at Nairobi Airport that Muruthi mentioned in our interview. It came across his inbox because AWF’s innovative Canine Conservation Program made it possible.
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