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Image taken at the public hearings in Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga. © Terri Stander

Mpumalanga community calls for harsher sentences for rhino poaching crimes

Mpumalanga locals publicly condemn the number of officials involved in rhino poaching and call for heavier sentences to be applied to all public servants found guilty of rhino poaching.

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Rhino orphan seeks solace from humans in the Kruger

Exhausted orphaned rhino looks for comfort with cars in the Kruger.

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SANParks suspends conservation head

South Africa National Parks (SANParks) has suspended its head of conservation services, Hector Magome, it said on Tuesday.

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International Lottos give R230m to fight rhino poaching

Two international lotteries have pledged R232.2m to the Peace Parks Foundation to fight rhino poaching, Environment Minister Edna Molewa said on Wednesday.

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Why some people buy rhino horn

A new consumer report finds that rhino horn consumers in Vietnam buy the illegal product as much to raise their social status as to attempt to treat a fever or hangover.

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Anti-poaching wildlife warriors

This photographer takes a hands on approach in the rhino poaching crisis. Armed with only his camera, his mission was simple; see what he could do to help.

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Fighting rhino poaching together

The South African Department of Environmental Affairs has launched an initiative that aims to get rid of illegitimate and ill-intended rhino anti-poaching operations.

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The effects of poaching on rhino herd dynamics

Contrary to popular belief, rhino numbers are stable, even rising slightly. But the alarming increase in poaching of the animals for their horns could cause the population growth to flatline, and even send the species into decline Despite media efforts

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Skydive for Rhinos 2012

By Micah van Schalkwyk Following on from our successful 2011 Skydive for Rhinos, ACT has embarked on a goal to raise R10million this year for rhino anti-poaching initiatives, through our national Skydive for Rhinos 2012 campaign. The Plan: 448 (minimum)

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Rhino Infographic

Today is World Rhino Day – people across the planet will take a stand against the illegal trade in Rhino horn. Editor of Safari, Paul Steyn, will join a peaceful protest outside Cape Town Parliament between 11.30am and 13.00pm today.

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Rhinos are critically endangered

The fight against rhino poaching in South Africa has become critical, and has highlighted the importance of practical conservation initiatives, like the WWF/ Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife Black Rhino Range Expansion Project. Rhinos Must be Saved from Poaching from Green Renaissance

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