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SAF Park at Center of Rhino Poaching Crisis

Posted April 5th, 2012 at 6:05 am (UTC-5)
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The South African government says rhinoceros poaching is on the rise this year, with the greatest losses in the Kruger National Park. Environment Minister Edna Molewa says 159 rhinos have been killed across South Africa this year, and the majority of the killings occurred in the park. “The Kruger National Park continues to bear the […]

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SAF Park at Center of Rhino Poaching Crisis

Posted April 5th, 2012 at 4:10 am (UTC-5)
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The South African government says rhinoceros poaching is on the rise this year, with the greatest losses in the Kruger National Park. Environment Minister Edna Molewa says 159 rhinos have been killed across South Africa this year, and the majority of the killings occurred in the park. “The Kruger National Park continues to bear the […]

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South Africa Deploys More Rangers to Combat Rhino Poaching

Posted January 15th, 2012 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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South Africa is deploying an additional 150 rangers to its famed Kruger National Park in an effort to stop rhinoceros poaching. Environment Minister Edna Molewa says that the new rangers will be in addition to the 500 rangers currently stationed at the park. Sunday’s announcement follows the killing of 11 rhinos in the country already […]

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South Africa Deploys More Rangers to Combat Rhino Poaching

Posted January 15th, 2012 at 9:30 am (UTC-5)
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South Africa is deploying an additional 150 rangers to its famed Kruger National Park in an effort to stop rhinoceros poaching. Environment Minister Edna Molewa says that the new rangers will be in addition to the 500 rangers currently stationed at the park. Sunday’s announcement follows the killing of 11 rhinos in the country already […]

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Hong Kong Customs Seizes Record Amount of Rhino Horns, Ivory

Posted November 15th, 2011 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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Hong Kong customs officials say they have confiscated a record amount of rhino horns and ivory products hidden in a container shipped from South Africa. Officials say the shipment, valued at $2 million, included 33 rhino horns, 758 ivory chopsticks and 127 ivory bracelets. It arrived in Hong Kong’s port from Cape Town on Monday. […]

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Slaughter Leaves Javan Rhino Extinct in Vietnam

Posted October 25th, 2011 at 8:30 am (UTC-5)
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International wildlife groups say the critically endangered Javan rhinoceros has been wiped out in Vietnam, after the last surviving one was found dead there with its horn hacked off. The manager of the World Wildlife Fund in the Mekong region says that with the animal’s death, there is only one place on earth where about […]

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Slaughter Leaves Javan Rhino Extinct in Vietnam

Posted October 25th, 2011 at 12:40 am (UTC-5)
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International wildlife groups say the critically endangered Javan rhinoceros has been wiped out in Vietnam after the last surviving rhino was found dead with its horn hacked off. In a report Tuesday, the WWF blamed the extinction on ineffective protection of the creatures in Cat Tien National Park, where a small population of the beasts […]

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Fake Rhino Horns Foil Thieves

Posted August 28th, 2011 at 3:45 am (UTC-5)
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A gang of thieves trying to steal rhinoceros horns from museums across Europe has struck again, but this time they came up empty. British police say the thieves broke into the Natural History Museum at Tring, northwest of London, early Saturday and ripped off the horns from two stuffed rhinos that were on display. Museum […]

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Fake Rhino Horns Foil Thieves

Posted August 27th, 2011 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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A gang of thieves trying to steal rhinoceros horns from museums across Europe has struck again, but this time they came up empty. British police say the thieves broke into the Natural History Museum at Tring, northwest of London, early Saturday and ripped off the horns from two stuffed rhinos that were on display. Museum […]

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