Indonesia teams up with Germany on Sumatran rhino breeding efforts

Indonesia teams up with Germany on Sumatran rhino breeding efforts

JAKARTA — Indonesian and German scientists are collaborating on assisted reproductive technologies for critically endangered species, with a primary focus on pulling the Sumatran rhino from the brink of extinction. Indonesia’s Bogor Institute of Agriculture (IPB) and Germany’s Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (Leibniz-IZW) signed the collaboration agreement in May. It calls for […]

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A string of poaching massacres has broken out across South Africa, with poachers slaughtering 24 rhinos in one month alone

A string of poaching massacres has broken out across South Africa, with poachers slaughtering 24 rhinos in one month alone

International trade is the second-largest threat to wildlife after habitat loss. On average, poachers in South Africa have killed more than one rhino each day in 2020, for a total of at least 394 butchered rhinos to feed the demand for ivory and rhino horn. But that doesn’t compare to this wave of killings from […]

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Abandoned baby rhino recovers after befriending zebra foal

Abandoned baby rhino recovers after befriending zebra foal

Rhinos have been threatened for many years, with poaching and habitat destruction also playing key roles in their plight. Animal lovers, environmentalists, and conservationists have been working relentlessly to eliminate poaching and protect the species. A wildlife reserve in South Africa is doing its part by rescuing, rehabilitating, and protecting orphaned rhinos. Care For Wild […]

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Mercilessly slaughtered for their horns… even though one was just a prosthetic: Four rhinos – including a pregnant female – are killed and one fights for life after they were mutilated by poachers

Mercilessly slaughtered for their horns… even though one was just a prosthetic: Four rhinos – including a pregnant female – are killed and one fights for life after they were mutilated by poachers

Poachers mercilessly slaughtered four rhinos including a pregnant female at a private game reserve and wounded a fifth with a shot to the head – just to saw off their horns for cash. The gang used high powered rifles fitted with silencers to butcher the herd and even sawed off a prosthetic fibreglass horn which […]

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