Hunting permits for ten critically endangered black rhinoceros granted by the South African government

Hunting permits for ten critically endangered black rhinoceros granted by the South African government

Annual hunting and export permits for large game, including 10 highly endangered black rhinoceros and a corresponding number of leopards, have been given by the South African government. It also granted authorization to kill more than 100 elephants in accordance with international laws on the trade of endangered species, claiming that the elephant population was […]

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Moving African rhinos: what it takes to translocate an endangered species

Moving African rhinos: what it takes to translocate an endangered species

Rhino translocations have become a critical tool in the arsenal for the protection of these endangered animals. Recently, 30 white rhinos were flown into Rwanda from South Africa and introduced into the Akagera National Park, in what was the single largest rhino translocation. It was carried out through a collaboration between the Rwanda Development Board, […]

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One of world’s last two northern white rhinos withdrawn from breeding program

One of world’s last two northern white rhinos withdrawn from breeding program

Scientists striving to save the northern white rhino from extinction have announced their decision to retire one of the world’s last two individuals from their assisted breeding program. The BioRescue consortium resolved to stop harvesting eggs from 32-year-old Najin following an in-depth ethical risk assessment that took many factors into consideration, including her age, reproductive […]

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Scientists create embryos to save northern white rhino

Scientists create embryos to save northern white rhino

Scientists working to bring back the functionally extinct northern white rhino announced they had successfully created three additional embryos of the subspecies, bringing the total to 12. One of world’s two remaining live specimens—female Fatu who lives with her mother Najin on Kenya’s 90,000-acre Ol Pejeta wildlife conservancy—provided the eggs for the project, while the […]

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