Indonesia to capture 3 wild Sumatran rhinos to add to breeding population

Indonesia to capture 3 wild Sumatran rhinos to add to breeding population

EAST LAMPUNG, Indonesia — Officials in Indonesia say they hope to capture three Sumatran rhinos from the wild for a recently expanded sanctuary where experts are carrying out breeding attempts to save the species from extinction. The Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary (SRS) in Way Kambas National Park, in Lampung province at the southern end of Sumatra […]

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Brave Kruger Ranger Single-Handedly Takes Down Five Armed Poachers

Brave Kruger Ranger Single-Handedly Takes Down Five Armed Poachers

A brave park ranger single-handedly apprehended a group of ‘five heavily-armed suspectedrhino poachersin the Kruger National Park (KNP) this weekend’. The gang had five fresh rhino horns in their possession as well as a high-calibre hunting rifle, ammunition and other equipment used for poaching. Their vehicle has been impounded as part of the investigation.The incident […]

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Indonesia plans IVF for recently captured Sumatran rhino

Indonesia plans IVF for recently captured Sumatran rhino

EAST LAMPUNG, Indonesia — Indonesian authorities will make their first attempt at in vitro fertilization of a Sumatran rhino, aiming to boost the critically endangered species’ gene pool in the process. The egg for the IVF attempt will come from Pahu, a solitary female Sumatran rhino (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) being held at the Kelian Lestari Sumatran […]

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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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A tiger refuge in Sumatra gets a reprieve from road building

The rainforests that once carpeted Indonesia’s Sumatra Island are among the world’s most biodiverse ecosystems, home to iconic species like the Sumatran tiger, rhino and orangutan. They are also among the most imperiled; in just two decades, between 1990 and 2010, Sumatra lost 40 percent of its old-growth forest. The tigers, rhinos and orangutans that […]

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Mozambique Sentences Rhino Poachers For Crimes Committed In South Africa

The Mozambican Justice Department has successfully convicted and sentenced two rhino poachers for the slaughter of two rhinos in South Africa’s Limpopo National Park. In a statement on Monday, South African National Parks (SANParks) congratulated the department as the conviction was the first of its kind in Mozambique in over a decade. The two men, […]

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South Africa gets go-ahead to increase black rhino trophy hunting

South Africa gets go-ahead to increase black rhino trophy hunting

South Africa has won permission to almost double the number of black rhinos that can be killed as trophies after arguing the money raised will support conservation of the critically endangered species. The decision was made at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites) after receiving support from some African nations and opposition […]

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