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Apr11

East Africa: Rhino Horn More Expensive Than Coke

Wednesday, 11 April 2012 Hits 1654 Categories Rhinos | Wildlife News

Independent Newspapers reports that experts say surging demand for Rhino horns is threatening to wipe out the world's estimated 28,000 remaining animals, mainly in South Africa. Chinese have long valued rhino horn for its purported - and totally unproven -medicinal properties, and over the last decade, rhino horn has become a must-have luxury item for some Vietnamese nouveau riche, alongside Gucci bags and expensive Maybach cars.

Apr05

Kenya: Strategy to Save Rhino Unveiled

Thursday, 05 April 2012 Hits 1586 Categories Rhinos | Wildlife News

Representatives of the conservation community from across Africa have announced a comprehensive response to combat the continent's alarming rhino poaching crisis. These recommendations, which incorporated both short- and long-term suggestions, were developed at summit hosted by the African Wildlife Foundation and Kenya Wildlife Service.

Apr05

Namibia: No Rhino Powder for Kaza

Thursday, 05 April 2012 Hits 7045 Categories Rhinos | Wildlife News | In Focus | Rhino Poaching

Reports that the governments of Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia, Namibia and Angola agreed to sell rhino horn powder in clinics and pharmacies are "malicious and false," says Dr Jeff Ramsay, Botswana's chief of government communication. Ramsay says there has never been any discussion or agreement between the governments to sell rhino horn powder in clinics and pharmacies.

Apr04

African conservation community announces comprehensive response to rhino poaching crisis

Wednesday, 04 April 2012 Hits 1941 Categories Rhinos | Wildlife News

Representatives of the conservation community from across Africa yesterday announced a comprehensive response to combat the continent's alarming rhino poaching crisis. These recommendations, which incorporated both short- and long-term suggestions, were developed at an invitation-only summit hosted by the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) and Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS).

Mar31

Decision of five African states to sell rhino horn criticised

Saturday, 31 March 2012 Hits 1817 Categories Elephants | Rhinos

A DECISION taken this week by five southern African countries to sell rhinoceros horn as a way to undermine poaching has been criticised by a leading conservationist, who says it will only increase the illegal practice.

Government officials from Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia, Angola and Namibia reportedly met in Windhoek on Monday, where they agreed to allow the sale of rhino horn powder in clinics and pharmacies around the region.

Mar14

South Africa: Govt mum as rhino deaths escalate

Wednesday, 14 March 2012 Hits 1821 Categories Rhinos | Wildlife News

The unofficial SA rhino death count for the year rose sharply to almost 120 animals yesterday – the first day of an apparent government news clampdown slammed as a "public relations disaster".

Mar12

South Africa: Rhino death toll rises to 75 as ranger strike continues

Monday, 12 March 2012 Hits 1405 Categories Rhinos | Wildlife News

A strike by almost half the rangers at the Kruger National Park entered its sixth week yesterday, amid mounting concern over the security of the country's largest rhino population. Yesterday, the national death toll for the year so far rose to 135 rhinos, with 75 killings in the park.

Mar09

Kenya: Panic As KWS Moves Rhino to Kisumu Park

Friday, 09 March 2012 Hits 1819 Categories Rhinos | Wildlife News

Nairobi wildlife enthusiasts were in a panic yesterday when word got round that the Kenya Wildlife Service was removing a male rhino from the Nairobi National Park to an unknown destination. Frantic calls, emails, tweets and Facebook postings by concerned wildlife lovers who expressed fears the KWS was taking the rhino to a private game sanctuary were only allayed when the park's senior warden Mark Cheruiyot said the rhino was being translocated to the Kisumu Impala Sanctuary.

Mar08

Tanzania: Rhino Attacks Wildlife Rangers in Crater

Thursday, 08 March 2012 Hits 16366 Categories Rhinos | Wildlife News

Ngorongoro — A SQUAD of wildlife rangers escaped death when a big, ferocious rhinoceros charged at them while hunting the animal down in order to anesthetize it for treatment. The incident occurred within the vast Ngorongoro Crater when the Game Rangers, accompanied by a team of biomedical scientists and veterinary officers from the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority, were trying to shoot and sedate the Rhino, christened "Chausi," using a tranquilizing dart gun from a fast moving car.

Feb27

Kenya: Poachers butcher Prince William’s 'pet' rhino

Monday, 27 February 2012 Hits 2125 Categories Rhinos

Feb22

South Africa: Solution to rhino killings lies in hi-tech

Wednesday, 22 February 2012 Hits 2080 Categories Rhinos

Feb09

Zimbabwe: Of Rhino Horn, Manhood, Fingernails and Toenails

Thursday, 09 February 2012 Hits 1448 Categories Rhinos

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