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When the buying stops, the killing can too

A look into the illegal wildlife trade and how to reduce the demand that is fuelling the illegal poachers who take the lives of thousands of rhinos and elephants every year.

Kids speak out for rhinos

Rhinos Without Borders launched their Rhino Angels campaign – calling on kids to be ambassadors for rhinos.

Chinese students cycle for elephants

In light of the escalating elephant poaching crisis, and to commemorate World Animal Day on 4 October, a student cycling team in China is raising public awareness about elephant poaching.

How to celebrate World Rhino Day

Dereck Joubert is the co–creator of the extraordinary Rhinos without Borders campaign. He explains how everyone can join the campaign and help save the rhino this World Rhino Day.

So you want to start a rhino war?

On the release of his new book, Poachers Moon, Author and renowned conservationist Richard Pierce led a panel of experts discussing the rhino poaching issues.

Hefty jail term for ivory smuggler

The highest penalty ever imposed in South Africa for the illegal possession of ivory was handed down when a man was sentenced 10 years’ jail and a R5 million fine for possessing one ton of poached elephant tusks.

Ramping up support for elephants and rhinos

In just a few short weeks the world will be taking to the streets in support of our endangered, iconic wildlife species, courtesy of the Global March for Elephants and Rhinos, which takes place on World Animal Day – October 4.

Kruger rhino sales canned

Private game reserves that contracted to buy 260 rhinos from the Kruger National Park have been refunded R14 million.

Selfies to save rhinos

Post your origami selfies from around the world to help save rhinos with
Rhinos Without Borders.

Awards presented to celebrate rhino conservation

The Rhino Conservation Awards 2014 were held on the 31st of July 2014 in an effort to create awareness of rhino conservation issues while recognising exceptional individuals and organisations for their efforts in protecting Africa’s rhino population.

YOU can save these rhinos

Rhinos Without Borders is on a mission to move rhinos to safe havens in Botswana in order to save them from the poaching crisis and they need your help!

Great apes face extinction, Goodall

According to Dr Jane Goodall, the loss of habitat and climate change will see that the great apes: chimpanzees, gorillas, bonobos, orangutans and gibbons are pushed to extinction in coming years, if people don’t act soon.

Jozini Dam swim for rhinos a success

Jay Azran successfully completed the first-ever attempt to swim 2.5km across the Jozini Dam along the South Africa–Swaziland border on Saturday 28 June 2014, braving hippos, crocodiles and tiger fish in the name of cross-border rhino conservation.

Namibia ropes armed forces into poaching war

Namibia’s cabinet has approved a request by the Ministry of Environment and Tourism to allow the country’s security forces to be involved in the fight against poaching and other crimes threatening the country’s wildlife.

Kenya’s biggest elephant killed by poachers

Satao, the world’s biggest elephant, is dead. Satao, who was killed by poachers at Tsavo East National Park, in southeast Kenya and was celebrated as one of the last surviving great tuskers.