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South Africa and Mozambique drag their feet over rhino protection

Ten months down the line little appears to have been done to consolidate the memorandum South Africa signed with Mozambique covering rhino poaching.

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Accussed rhino poacher denied bail

Hugo Ras, accused of being part of a rhino poaching syndicate, has been denied bail.

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Richard Branson says we can stop the killing

Richard Branson speaks out about rhino poaching in Africa.

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St Cyprian’s makes an origami rhino for each one poached last year

St Cyprian’s Preparatory School makes more than a thousand origami rhinos, raising money for Rhinos Without Borders.

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The anti rhino poaching unit provided this picture of the scene of the kingpins arrest. The suspect, lying on the ground in the background, was wounded during the sting.

Poaching kingpin arrested

A complicated sting resulted in the arrest of a 45-year-old man said to be the kingpin of rhino horn poaching in KwaZulu-Natal.

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Global rhino syndicate bust

Sixteen people in the Czech Republic have been charged with being part of an international trafficking syndicate that allegedly moved rhino horn from South Africa to Vietnam.

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Bizarre death of a rhino protector

Examining the bizarre circumstances surrounding the death of the oldest and most experienced tracker of the three-man Save the Rhino Trust’s Damara-speaking team.

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Minister marches for rhino law reform

South African politicians took to the streets to march for elephants and rhinos. Does this indicate a strong stance on poaching in the country?

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The alleged rhino poaching syndicate boss, sits in the back of a Hawks vehicle, 19 September 2014, after being arrested in the Pretoria Norcourt du

Ruthless rhino poaching syndicate rounded up by Hawks

South African rhino poaching kingpin arrested.

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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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