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Biotech firm creates fake rhino horn to reduce poaching

A San Francisco biotech startup has managed to 3D print fake rhino horns that carry the same genetic fingerprint as the actual horn. It plans to flood Chinese market with these cheap horns to curb poaching.

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.

€500,000 Rhino exhibits stolen from Irish museum were uninsured

Dublin - On the night of April 17, rhino heads and horns estimated to be worth €500,000 were stolen by a masked gang of raiders who broke into Ireland’s National Museum Archives. It now transpires the rhino heads and horns were not insured.

Chainsaw used to hack tusks from Paris museum’s elephant exhibit

Paris - Police in Paris last night arrested a 20 year old man after an attempt was made to steal the ivory from an elephant on display at the French capital’s Museum of Natural History by cutting of the tusks from the exhibit with a chainsaw.

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.

Prince William makes impassioned plea to save endangered species

Bangkok - Representatives of 177 countries gathering in Bangkok for the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, (CITES), received support, yesterday, from Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, second in line to the British Crown.

Op-Ed: Wildlife and humanity — The massive failure to coexist

Elephants killed off in their thousands and polar bears requiring sustenance intervention hit the news this week. Species on the verge of extinction have one commonality, the need, greed and indifference of humanity.

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.

Record poaching in South Africa as rhino horns exceed gold prices

Home to 90 percent of the rhinos in Africa and the largest rhino population in the world, rhino poaching in South Africa has reached record proportions, with 50 percent of rhinos being taken from within Kruger National Park.

Op-Ed: Nature Conservation, Social Media and the Internet

There are few things as powerful as the written word. Once a subject has been printed, black on white, it is magically transformed to the accepted authoritative truth, regardless of whether it is plausible or truthful.
 

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Rhino in South Africa s Kruger National Park  which is most affected by the poaching problem
Rhino in South Africa's Kruger National Park, which is most affected by the poaching problem
Rhino in South Africa s Kruger National Park  which is most affected by the poaching problem
Rhino in South Africa's Kruger National Park, which is most affected by the poaching problem
This rhino at Whipsnade Zoo in the UK  could be under threat of being poached for its horn warns Eng...
This rhino at Whipsnade Zoo in the UK, could be under threat of being poached for its horn warns England's, National Wildlife Crime Unit (NWCU).
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Rhino mother and calf sleeping in South Africa s Kruger National Park  which is most affected by the...
Rhino mother and calf sleeping in South Africa's Kruger National Park, which is most affected by the poaching problem
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Traditional Chinese medicine shop in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
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