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5 iconic wildlife species that need our help


These five species are in desperate need of protecting, before it is too late for their populations to bounce back.

Walking for rhinos in Madikwe


Madikwe Game Reserve recently held their annual Rhino Walk to raise awareness and funds for rhinos.

Letter: flaws in plan to sell rhino horn


Examining the concept of a central selling organisation in the legalisation of the trade in rhino horn and how this is seriously flawed when compared to the diamond industry.

The Rhinos are Coming!


The Rhinos are Coming!!! exhibition will promote Cape Town as a tourist destination and invite the general public to join the war on rhino poaching.

Demand for rhino horn outstrips global supply


A new study highlights that even the global rhino population of just under 30,000 individuals is not nearly enough to meet demand if rhino horn trade is legalised.

Organisations putting rhinos first this World Rhino Day


The MyPlanet Rhino Fund donates funds to a variety of conservation organisations helping to protect rhinos.

Lucky, the rhino, loses her horn


Zululand Rhino Reserve dehorns Lucky the rhino, who narrowly survived a poaching attempt, in order to protect her life.

10 year old develops range of toiletries to help save rhinos


Ten year old entrepreneur Jenna Bischoff has decided to do her bit to help the fight to save our African rhinos from extinction.

12% drop in countrywide rhino poaching fatalities

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9 positive outcomes of South Africa’s Integrated Strategic Management of Rhinoceros.

Alleged rhino poaching kingpin goes to court

Jamie and anti poaching rangers

The trial of alleged rhino poaching leader Dumisani Gwala begins on Monday 5th September in Zululand, South Africa.

Video: Protecting the world’s last three northern white rhinos


Find out more about the last remaining northern white rhinos on earth and what is being done to ensure their survival.

Rhino DNA database puts poachers in the cross-hair


A ground-breaking technique to collect and catalogue DNA from rhinos and rhino horn which can lead to more convictions of poachers and reduce rhino poaching in Southern Africa.

Rhino heroes presented with awards

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The 2016 winners of the Rhino Conservation Awards announced in an event in Johannesburg, South Africa

Hope: a rhino’s story of survival


The rhino poaching documentary STROOP is to be released this year, this is the story of one character, the rhino called Hope.

The rhino war from the perspective of a ranger’s daughter


A ranger’s daughter shares her heart-wrenching account of what it’s like to have a loved one fighting on the frontline.

Rhino conservation and IVF at Ol Pejeta Conservancy

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Ol Pejeta Conservancy works hard to protect the critically endangered rhinos of Kenya.

25 rhinos relocated with Rhinos Without Borders


A quarter of the way to reaching their target, Rhinos Without Borders updates everyone on their latest relocation and wishes to thank everyone for making sure that rhino conservation isn’t just a conversation.

Anti-hunting lobbyists cost Namibia dearly


Namibian Minister of Environment and Tourism says that anti-hunting lobbyists cost the Namibian government US$650,000 last year after pressurising the United States government on the legal auction of a black rhino hunt.

How do you like your rhino, canned or wild?


Are South African conservation authorities intent on shipping some of our wild rhinos to live out their lives “safely” on hunting and horn cropping farms?

Celebrating community conservation liaisons

In wake of World Rhino Day, we celebrate the teams that help to conserve our precious rhino.

Secret panel will decide on future of South Africa’s rhinos

The monumental decision of whether to legalise rhino horn in South Africa is to be decided by an undisclosed Panel of Experts.

Film stars campaign for rhinos

American film stars campaign for rhinos in an effort to create poaching awareness through famous figures by using their social media platforms.

2012 Round-Up: The top 10 posts from the AG blog

Over the year we’ve published a variety of on-the-ball news stories, funny animal antics, photography sequences and general interest pieces. This is a round-up of the most-visited blog posts of 2012… 10. Did you know that dassies can sing?  Stand-Up Comedians  showcases

No Case for Legalizing the Ivory Trade

 Over the past few months there has been significant input into the debate about rhino horn that provides further compelling evidence against trade in this beleaguered wildlife commodity.   To begin with we had the release of two separate reports

Mark Knopfler speaks out against rhino poaching

“I’ll never forget the day my father came home from work to tell us that one of his colleagues, a supposedly educated man, had said: “What do I care if the rhino becomes extinct?” I was a young teenager then

Unite Against Poaching: 1 Year of Helping Rhinos

The Low Down If you read Africa Geographic’s special rhino issue a few months back, or have even vaguely followed the news over the past few years, you know that rhinos around the world are in dire straits. Poachers have

50/50 Episode 4, 2 July 2012

Rhino Drama Continues… In a conservancy near the Kruger National Park, the number of rhinos that have lost their lives to rhino poachers has been high. Now Atile and her new calf, Bina, are in danger of losing their lives.

Top Notch!

There’s no way I can sit here and write something that does justice to the efforts people are making to protect and conserve our rhinos, that really gets to the heart of the emotion and sense of communal purpose that

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