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Night-flying drones combat Africa's poaching problem

Wildlife conservationists fighting poaching in Africa are being assisted from on high — by unmanned aerial drones that expose poachers. The drones are also helping to stabilize the tourism industry, which has been severely impacted by wildlife deaths.

Rangers protecting last white rhinos buoyed by social media help

He is the last male of his kind, and as such, he is under armed guard 24/7. There are only five northern white rhinos left in the world, and Sudan is one of them. Fortunately, his future may be a little bit brighter due to a social media campaign.

Rhino horn demand in Vietnam falls by over 33 percent in one year

Ho Chi Minh City - An aggressive public relations campaign in Vietnam aimed at curbing the trade in rhino horn appears to be paying off. A recent poll found that demand for rhino in Vietnam has dropped precipitously — by at least 33 percent in the last year.

Kruger National Park to evacuate rhinos for their own protection

Nearly 280 rhinos have already been killed in South Africa's Kruger National Park this year, and park officials are considering a unique plan to protect the endangered animals. In order to "spread the risk," they are thinking of moving the rhinos.

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.

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.

Eight rhinos killed in one day in South Africa, first 2012 deaths

Johannesburg - The first recorded deaths of rhinos in South Africa for 2012 were recorded Tuesday when rangers found eight carcasses, all with their horns cut off, making the toll an unprecedented count as the region continues dealing with poachers.
 

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