Browsing the archives for the Kruger National Park tag

South Africa: 588 Rhinos Killed in 331 Days

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South Africa’s rhino death toll could top 600 before year’s end, as the figure has now reached 588 rhinos killed in 2012.

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South Africa: Bantam Aircraft to Help Protect Rhinos in Kruger National Park

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Rhinos in South Africa now have eyes in the sky, thanks to the addition of a Bantam aircraft which will be used to patrol the two million hectare Kruger National Park.

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South Africa: 171 Rhinos Killed in 105 Days

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South Africa’s Department of Environmental Affairs has announced that at least 171 rhinos have already been killed this year.

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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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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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The Littlest Victims: Orphaned Baby Rhinos

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Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect. – Chief Seattle As the demand for illegal rhino horn continues to grow, so does the list of victims. Among these victims […]

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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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South African Court Sentences Two Rhino Killers to Jail

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Two rhino killers are behind bars. The Nelspruit Regional Court has sentenced two Mozambican nationals to a total of 16 years in prison for illegal rhino hunting, trespassing, and unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition. Frans Makamu and Solomon Makhabo, along with two accomplices, were arrested twice in Kruger National Park during 2010. They were […]

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Rhino Killer Fatally Shot Near Kruger National Park, South Africa

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Police prevailed during a skirmish in the battle to protect South Africa’s rhinos. One suspected member of an international rhino horn syndicate was fatally shot and another wounded during a sting operation on a private game reserve near South Africa’s Kruger National Park. Eight suspects in total, including two South Africans, were reportedly arrested. Rhishja […]

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