In yet another sign of how morally bankrupt people nowadays are, it seems that a gang of poachers broke into the Thoiry Zoo outside of Paris on Tuesday, killed one of the rhinoceroses there, and then sawed off its horn. The intent no doubt being to cash in on the financially lucrative blackmarket trade in […]
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On September 22, 2013, the fourth annual World Rhino Day will be celebrated with special events organized both online and offline by zoos, NGOs, conservancies, schools, businesses, and concerned citizens. This year, the big day falls on a Sunday, which has prompted some celebrants to include Saturday, September 21 — making it a weekend of sharing […]
It’s almost that time again — time to celebrate the five species of rhino on September 22: World Rhino Day! This year marks the third annual World Rhino Day, with a variety of events and celebrations planned in several countries. World Rhino Day events Here’s a sampling of events, listed in alphabetical order, by country: […]
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.
The Planet’s remaining rhinos will soon have their day, thanks to an international campaign launched to celebrate these magnificent pachyderms.
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.
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.
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.
The rhino crisis continues to span international boundaries, with the thriving illegal market for rhino horn tempting more thieves in Europe — and taking more innocent lives in South Africa.
Meanwhile, China is still sitting in the hot seat.
Thanks to trophy hunt loopholes in South Africa, rhino horn smugglers have found a way to acquire their contraband legally.
As part of the sinister organized crime network that is controlling the illegal rhino horn trade, these “mules” (often women) are actually using “hunting safaris” as a front for running rhino horn from South Africa to Vietnam.
In what has become one of the worst assaults on the world’s rhinos in recent history, the news continues to shock even the most seasoned wildlife conservationists.
Fed by demand from growing markets in Asia, poaching of rhino horns in Africa has dramatically increased in the last three years, according to a recent article, as well-organized groups have started using high-tech equipment–including helicopters–to track and kill the endangered animals.