South Africa: 588 Rhinos Killed in 331 Days

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South Africa: 588 Rhinos Killed in 331 Days (via Annamiticus)

South Africa’s rhino death toll could top 600 before year’s end, as the figure has now reached 588 rhinos killed in 2012. The Department of Environmental Affairs reports that 362 rhinos were butchered in Kruger National Park, where 67 arrests have been made this year. Three provinces collectively…



Rhishja Cota-Larson

I am the founder of Annamiticus, an educational nonprofit organization which provides news and information about wildlife crime and endangered species. I am the Editor of Rhino Horn is Not Medicine and Project Pangolin, author of the book Murder, Myths & Medicine, a writer for the environmental news blog Planetsave, the host of Behind the Schemes, and Producer for the upcoming documentary The Price. When I'm not blogging about the illegal wildlife trade, I enjoy gardening, reading, designing, and rocking out to live music.

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