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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‘Huge blow’ for tiger conservation as two of the big cats killed in Thailand

‘Huge blow’ for tiger conservation as two of the big cats killed in Thailand

Tiger conservationists in Thailand are reeling following the recent killing of two tigers in Thong Pha Phum National Park. Authorities confiscated the two carcasses and are investigating the incident and possible links to the illegal wildlife trade. The two Indochinese tigers (Panthera tigris corbetti) were killed on Jan. 8 by local farmers in the park […]

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Endangered chimps ‘on the brink’ as Nigerian reserve is razed for agriculture, timber

Endangered chimps ‘on the brink’ as Nigerian reserve is razed for agriculture, timber

ORE, Nigeria — More than two decades ago, fate took Tajudeen Babalola to his lifelong ambition. The 52-year-old longed for a more serene life that offered hope for survival away from the fake fancies of Lagos, Africa’s second-largest city and Nigeria’s commercial nerve center. One evening, after an exhausting shift of commercial driving, he received […]

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Shocking new footage reveals horrific conditions lions and tigers are subjected to at big cat farms in SA

Shocking new footage reveals horrific conditions lions and tigers are subjected to at big cat farms in SA

Johannesburg – Global animal welfare organisation Four Paws have urged government to consider legislative changes to stop the commercial trade of all big cats in South Africa. With South Africa remaining the biggest exporter of live big cats globally, and with widespread big cat farming taking place across the country, the global organisation is pressing […]

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Anti-poaching bodies call for stricter sentences for rhino poachers

Anti-poaching bodies call for stricter sentences for rhino poachers

Some anti-poaching organizations are calling upon the justice system to strengthen punishment against those found guilty of rhino poaching and rhino horn trafficking. This comes after the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment recently released statistics indicating that rhino poaching incidents committed in the country within the first six months of the year have […]

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