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Thai Rhino Horn Trader Named – But Who Are His Trophy Hunt Accomplices?

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The Thai national believed to be a major figure in South Africa’s rhino crisis has been identified as Chumlong Lemtongthai. He was allegedly laundering rhino horn for the illegal market with trophy hunting permits.

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Pregnant Rhino Slaughtered in Hoedspruit, Limpopo Province

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Two innocent lives lost because of myths and greed. The year’s third confirmed killing of a rhino in South Africa has turned out to be a double tragedy, as the rhino was pregnant. The horrifying discovery was made at a game farm in the Hoedspruit area of Limpopo Province. She had been shot with a […]

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South African Rhino Horn Syndicate Suspect Purchased 36 Rhinos in Two Months

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Three dozen rhinos were purchased by an alleged rhino horn syndicate member. Alleged rhino horn syndicate member Dawie Groenewald reportedly purchased 36 rhinos during June and July 2009. Three weeks ago, investigators discovered a mass grave of 20 rhinos on Groenewald’s property in Musina. Rhishja Cota-LarsonI am the founder of Annamiticus, an educational nonprofit organization […]

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Criminal Trial Begins in October for South African Safari Operators Accused of Killing Rhinos, Dealing in Rhino Horn

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At least nine people are scheduled to stand trial next month for their suspected involvement with the illegal rhino horn trade. The long-awaited trial of nine rhino crime syndicate suspects is scheduled to begin on October 11th in the North Gauteng High Court, Pretoria. The accused include George Fletcher of Sandhurst Safaris and Gert Saaiman […]

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