This week’s Round Up is an inspirational snapshot of both offline and online events undertaken by people all over the world to bring awareness to the plight of the planet’s remaining rhinos. The unifying message is one simple truth: “Rhino horn is NOT Medicine!”
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Global efforts to dispel the notion of rhino horn’s alleged medicinal properties are noticeably on the rise – perfect timing as we head into the week before World Rhino Day.
Lengthy prison sentences for rhino killers and hope for the world’s rarest rhino species are two of the highlights from this week’s Round Up.
Rhino Crisis Round Up: Syndicate 'Kingpin' Denied Bail, Rhino Murdered in India, The Rhino Chair & More
There was encouraging news this week from South Africa: Has justice finally been served? Meanwhile, tragedy struck inside one of India’s premier tourist destinations and a rhino horn display was stolen from a UK zoo.
During the past six days, at least four more rhinos were murdered in South Africa because of the ridiculous myth that rhino horn has curative properties.
Although touted by China as “conservation”, the country’s notorious tiger farms are actually commercial enterprises engaging in the internationally banned business of selling products derived from tigers.
The latest report published by the wildlife trade monitoring network TRAFFIC reveals that an alarming number of protected and endangered tortoises and freshwater turtles are openly for sale in Indonesia.
‘Would Contact with Extraterrestrials Benefit or Harm Humanity? A Scenario Analysis’ is the title of a recently published paper that has been making the rounds and causing a bit of a hullabaloo this past week. The “controversy” stems from an erroneous attribution of the paper to NASA. Regardless, the paper is newsworthy for what it is willing to consider, which is the fate of humanity post first contact.
This week, the 61st meeting of the Standing Committee of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) was held in Geneva. Meanwhile, the carnage continued in South Africa with the brutal murder of a pregnant rhino.
Rhino Crisis Round Up: Death Toll Hits 250, Rhino Horn Smugglers Enjoy 'Drunken Orgies' in South Africa and More
There are now at least 250 fewer rhinos in South Africa than there were at the beginning of the year, thanks to the continuing menace of international rhino horn smuggling syndicates.
The recent rise in rhino horn robberies in Europe is believed to be the handiwork of a single organized gang, which is also involved in drug trafficking and money laundering.
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There was encouraging news this week from South Africa, as efforts to crack down on the country’s trophy hunting debacle are moving forward. Meanwhile, antique rhino horn thefts continue – but there may be very unpleasant consequences for the end user.
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Thanks to a financially-focused rhino story that dominated the news during the past few days, crime syndicates could be more motivated than ever to “source” rhino horn.
It’s been about a month or so since we launched the Planetsave reader survey. So, I think it’s a good time to reveal the results so far (though, I think I’m going to keep it open to continue gathering data). So far, here’s what our fabulous readers (you) have told us….
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Sobering news tops the Round Up this week: South Africa’s rhino death toll has reached a staggering 200 – and we’ve barely passed the halfway point for 2011.
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Rhino Crisis Round Up: Namibia Hit (Maybe) & Rhino Horn 'Treatment' Sends Woman to Hospital in Vietnam
This week, Namibia checks out a suspicious incident, Swaziland receives a heartbreaking update, and a woman in Vietnam becomes ill after ingesting rhino horn.
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Yesterday, I shared our top 20 posts in May (based purely on pageviews) and I announced that we’d have another new monthly feature as well. This one may garner a little more interest….
Hello Planetsavers! I thought I’d start doing a monthly wrap-up of our top 20 posts for people to have a glance at. Many of the top stories this month, as you’ll notice, were clearly tied into major world news events. Google is the main traffic driver for the large majority of sites on the Internet and ours isn’t an exception. Covering environmental news consistently, this often results in the biggest news stories rising to the top.
In addition to the news pages I recently added to our site, I’ve added two more important pages I thought I should let you know about. Here’s what they are, what they’re about, and why I created them. Become a Planetsaver “Saving the world” is no small task…. We have become a leading green blog […]
If you are one of the thousands of people who read our blog from the comfort of your email box or RSS reader, you may not have noticed that I’ve added a handful of pages to our site. (Even if you are a regular on-site reader, maybe you haven’t noticed.) Here’s a quick overview of […]
I thought I’d finally share with our readers (if you’re not already aware) that Planetsave has been doing really well in Technorati’s rankings over the past few months or so. It is a clear leader in Technorati’s “Science” and “Green” categories. In the Science category, Planetsave is currently #11, with just a few NASA blogs, […]
There are things I like about Thanksgiving and there are things I’m not a huge fan of, but one thing I love is taking a moment to give thanks and appreciation. On this special day, I’d like to give a big thanks to our wonderful readers and to the talented, passionate, thoughtful writers on Planetsave. […]
I’ve been working as editor of Planetsave for almost 6 months now. (Wow, that’s hard to believe!) In this time, I have continually been trying to think of good ways to engage our reader community. Although, I haven’t delved into too many. Now, though, I’ve got one I’d really like to try out. This is […]