U.S. fund that supports Sumatran rhino research faces deep cuts under Trump

U.S. fund that supports Sumatran rhino research faces deep cuts under Trump

The Sumatran rhinoceros — the smallest, hairiest and most endangered of all rhino species — is today only found in Indonesia. But for a quarter century, the remaining few have benefited from a program established by the United States government to support endangered species around the world. The Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation Act, signed into […]

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Coronavirus outrage: How traders peddle ‘tiger bone, bear bile and rhino horn’ as cure

Coronavirus outrage: How traders peddle ‘tiger bone, bear bile and rhino horn’ as cure

The coronavirus pandemic has infected more than 2.4 million people worldwide since the first cases were announced in early December. Medical experts across the globe are working tirelessly to develop a vaccine that can halt COVID-19 in its tracks. But in China and other southeast Asian countries there have been reports of countless crooks trying to capitalise on the deadly […]

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Two suspected rhino poachers shot dead in KwaZulu-Natal game park

Two suspected rhino poachers shot dead in KwaZulu-Natal game park

Two suspected rhino poachers have been killed in a shootout at the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park, KwaZulu-Natal Environmental Affairs MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube said on Sunday. She said that “courageous field staff, who work in dangerous conditions”, encountered three armed suspected rhino poachers on the night of 6 March. Dube-Ncube added that 28 rhinos had already been killed […]

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Leading South African rhino poaching detective shot dead on way to work

Leading South African rhino poaching detective shot dead on way to work

One of South Africa’s top detectives, famous for capturing rhinoceros poachers, was gunned down early Tuesday on his way to work. Lt Colonel LeRoy Bruwer, 49, working in the Mpumalanga province, 200 miles north east of Johannesburg, was described by colleagues as a “wildlife fanatic.” As a senior officer in the Directorate for Priority Crime […]

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190 Rhinos Poached In Kruger National Park This Year Already

Bringing local communities into mainstream conservation was vital to South African efforts aimed at curbing rhino poaching that has steadily declined from a peak of 1,215 animals killed five years ago, the environmental minister said on Sunday. South Africa, with one of the world’s largest rhino populations, is battling organised crime syndicates targeting its national […]

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The appeal acquittal of Feisal Mohamed Ali: A victory for rule of law, a process corrupted, or both?

Could it have come at a worse time for Kenya’s Tourism and Wildlife Ministry? With Kenya still stinging from the humiliation and embarrassment over the translocation-related deaths of 11 rhinos, a Kenyan court declared on August 3 that convicted ivory trafficker Feisal Mohamed Ali was to be set free. Lady Justice Dora Chepkwony ruled that […]

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