Browsing the archives for the Limpopo Province 2011 category

Concern Grows Around Permits Issued to Alleged Rhino Horn Syndicate Suspect

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International outrage was sparked last year when the public learned that permits to hunt, convey, import, and export white rhino had continued to be issued to alleged crime syndicate kingpin, Dawie Groenewald, after his arrest for suspected rhino crimes almost a year earlier.

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Business as Usual for Game Industry Insiders Suspected of Rhino Crimes

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Perhaps one of the most disturbing elements of the South Africa’s rhino crisis has been the apparent involvement of people from the wildlife industry, including veterinarians, professional hunters, safari operators, and game capturers.

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South Africa: SANParks Halts Rhino Crisis Updates

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South Africa National Parks (SANParks) has notified members of the media that it will not be providing updates regarding the rhino crisis “until further notice” and has referred matters to the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA).

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Four Kruger National Park Employees Arrested, Linked to Rhino Killings

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An investigation conducted by a joint SANParks and SAPS team has resulted in the arrest of four Kruger National Parks employees.

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South Africa: 80 Rhinos Killed in 59 Days

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Since the beginning of 2012, at least 80 rhinos have been massacred in South Africa, according to new figures released by South Africa National Parks (SANParks).

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More Rhino Killings and Arrests in South Africa

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Two rhinos were killed and two rhino killers arrested in South Africa’s Kruger National Park.

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Three Rhino Killing Suspects Arrested in Kruger National Park, South Africa

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A team comprised of members from SANParks, SANDF, and the Environmental Crime Investigation Unit (ECI) arrested three suspected rhino killers near the Olifants River in the Houtboschrand ranger section of Kruger National Park.

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South Africa: 2011 Rhino Death Toll Surges to 200

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Nearly 200 of South Africa’s iconic pachyderms have been slaughtered during the first half of 2011, thanks to continued use of illegal rhino horn in China and Vietnam.

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Female Rhino Killed on Private Game Farm in Limpopo Province, South Africa

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Another life claimed by the rhino horn myth. A female white rhino was reportedly killed on a private game farm in Hoedspruit, Limpopo Province. Both of her horns were missing, and her four-month-old calf had also been shot. Rhishja Cota-LarsonI am the founder of Annamiticus, an educational nonprofit organization which provides news and information about […]

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South Africa: Over 170 Rhinos Killed During First Six Months of 2011, Dozens of Arrests Made

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South Africa’s rhino death toll is on the rise, and so are the arrests. The battle to protect South Africa’s rhinos continues: The latest figures released by South Africa National Parks (SANParks) show at least 173 iconic pachyderms have fallen victim to the illegal rhino horn trade since the start of the year. Nearly 70% […]

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