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Billionaire’s donation aims to put poachers on the run

Dar Es Salam - Howard G. Buffett, the son of investment guru Warren Buffett, has pledged to provide a helicopter for anti-poaching activities in Tanzania. The aircraft will be deployed initially at the Selous Game Reserve.
In the Media by Justin King - 2 comments

Poaching South Africa: 146 Rhinos killed since start of the year

Cape Town - South Africa has lost 146 Rhinos to poachers between 1 January and 26 February this year, equalling 2,6 animals per day. This is substantially more than 7 years ago, when 13 Rhinos were illegally killed in the course of the entire year.
In the Media by Miriam Mannak

Suspected ivory smuggler in Kenya facing life due to new law

Nairobi - Tang Yong Jian, who was allegedly attempting to smuggle raw ivory out of Kenya to China, may face life imprisonment and a $230,000 fine if convicted. The new punishments are part of Kenya’s new Wildlife Act of 2013.
In the Media by Justin King

Illegal rhino killing increases

More white rhinos were illegally killed by poachers in South Africa during 2013 than in any previous year, according to official government figures.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 5 comments

Rhino poaching in Africa reaches all-time high

Pretoria - Two rhinos are killed every day in South Africa alone and if this continues, 1,000 of the magnificent creatures could be killed by the end of the year.
In the Media by Christopher Szabo - 2 comments

South Africa eyeing one-off sale of part of $1bn rhino stockpile

South Africa's environment minister said Wednesday that the country is seeking permission to sell off part of its rhino horn stockpile, valued at over $1 billion, in order to finance conservation and flood a thriving black market.
In the Media by Michael Thomas - 1 comment

The Smuggling Route For South African Rhino Horn

The killing of the world's endangered rhinoceros has increased at a rate of 50% in only 5 years. It takes only 48 hours for smuggling syndicates to get rhino horn from the time of the kill, out of South Africa and into Asian markets.
In the Media by Matthew Hendricks - 4 comments

Op-Ed: Will rhino horn ban be lifted, following increased slaughter?

Bangkok - Rhino poachers have been busy in 2013. It is only early March and already there are reports of 146 animals illegally killed this year. In 2012, 668 Rhinos were illegally killed.
In the Media by Eileen Kersey - 3 comments

Kenyans look to the use of drones to prevent white rhino poaching

To make up for the lack of manpower to protect the Northern White Rhinos of Africa, the Ol Pageta Conservancy is looking to use surveillance drones.
In the Media by Can Tran - 5 comments

South Africa takes tougher stance on rhino poachers Special

Pretoria - The acting commander of South Africa’s armed forces, Lieutenant General Themba Matanzima, has warned rhino poachers and other transgressors: “We don’t want any casualties and pulling a gun against a soldier is the last thing they should attempt."
Digital Journal Report by Christopher Szabo
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