All the Latest Rhino News

Right now, the whole world seems to be focusing on the dwindling rhino population. The media eye is firmly on the problem and what can be done about it.

Keep up to date with all the latest news right here:

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06 September 2015: Rhinos poached in 2015 to date – 756+ (unofficial total) 26th August 2015

02 September 2015: Two rhino poachers sentenced to 12 years – South Africa http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/Two-rhino-poachers-jailed-for-11-years-each-20150902

28th August 2014 – Rhino Protection Rangers Receive New Trauma Packs from Recent Locked Horn Project Donation : An Update from StopRhinoPoaching.Com

21st August 2014 – The Rhino Horn Needs You – How to be an Ambassador for the Rhino

15th August 2014A New Plan for Rhino Protection – 500 Endangered Rhinos to be Airlifted

1st August 2014 – Another Rhino Donation – R25,000 to StopRhinoPoaching.com

16th July 2014 – Endangered Rhinos Find New Friends in International Surf Champions

3rd July 2014 – Protecting South Africa’s Rhino Horn: Promise of a Change in Tactic

26th June 2014 – African Artwork Against Rhino Poaching

20th June 2014 – Wildleaks – a New Digital Whistleblower out to Beat Rhino Poaching 

10th June 2014 Rhino Poaching Updates and an Orphaned Baby Rhino finds an Unlikely Surrogate Mother in Sanctuary Carer.

22 May 2014 -The number of rhinos killed for their horns is on the rise in South Africa:
– 376 as of May 14 (2014)
– 313 as of May 15 (2013)
– 220 as of May 21 (2012)

01 Decmber 2013 A suspected rhino poacher was shot dead by rangers at the Kruger National Park http://www.thenewage.co.za/112933-1021-53-Suspected_poacher_killed_in_Kruger_ParkThe New Age

29 November 2013 Kruger gets military chopper to fight poachers http://www.news24.com/Green/News/Kruger-gets-military-chopper-to-fight-poachers-20131128

16 November 2013 – Update on rhino poaching statistics http://www.ewt.org.za/programmes/LPP/stats/25Oct%202013.pdf as at 25 October 2013

22 September 2013 Supoort World Rhino Day

07 September The change to properly planned military-type operations against rhino poachers in the Kruger National Park is paying dividends – DefenceWeb

05 September Poachers have killed more than 600 rhinos so far this year – News 24

20 August SA rhino to approach population decline – News 24

19 August  561 Rhinos poached this year up until 14 August – http://www.uniteagainstpoaching.co.za/index.php/statistics

24 July Police officers stand guard next to a part of a shipment of 24 rhino horns seized by the Customs Administration of the Czech Republic during a news conference in Prague July 23, 2013. Czech customs officials seized 100 million Czech crowns ($5 million) worth of rhino horns and arrested 16 people last week in the biggest case of illegal smuggling of rhino horns in the history of Czech Republic, according to a Czech custom officer. REUTERS yahoonews

23 July Rhino Count update (unofficial) – 510 + for the year so far. Heartbreaking.  www.stoprhinopoaching.com

19 July A freshly dehorned rhino was found dead in the Marakele National Park near Thabazimbi in Limpopo, SA National Parks (SANParks) said on Thursday.

18 July A total of 142 people were arrested in connection with rhino poaching so far this year, an official said on Thursday. read news now

25 June: University of Pretoria zoology professor Rudi van Aarde has called the poaching onslaught “a form of international terrorism”. There are rumours circulating that poaching is funding an unnamed body which ‘is moving to destabilise’ Mozambique.

13 June: Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Edna Molewa, will attend a groundbreaking meeting this week with Mozambican officials as they make plans to rebuild the Kruger Park fence between Mozambique and South Africa. Read the news here.

06 June: Rhino poached in South Africaup to the end of May 2013 – 367 www.stoprhinopoaching.com

04 June: A poacher has been sentenced to 11 years in prison in a Nelspruit court. Read: Polity.org.za

29 May: New impetus to erect a fence between Mozambique and South Africa in the Kruger Park. Read: TimesLive

22 May: Zulu King urges rural communities to stop the killing. Read: Times Live

22 May: A new weapon in the fight – poisoned pink food dye. Read Christian Science Monitor

20 May: Would legalising the trade in rhino horn make a difference? Read: MSN News

26 April: Every single rhino in Mozambique is gone. Read News24

April 8: India employs military drones to safeguard rhino herds in sanctuaries there. Read Yahoo News

 

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