Browsing the archives for the Limpopo Province 2011 tag

At Least 30 Rhinos Sent from Limpopo Province to China During Five-Year Period

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Additional details have emerged regarding 30 of the 100-plus live rhinos exported to China from South Africa.

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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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Rhino and Calf Slaughtered in Limpopo Province, South Africa

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A Limpopo farm is the scene of South Africa’s latest rhino atrocity. A mother rhino and her four-month-old calf were reportedly found dead on a farm in South Africa’s Limpopo Province over the weekend, gunned down by killers armed with hunting rifles. The horns of both rhinos were missing and the calf’s toenails had been […]

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South African ‘Groenewald Gang’ Rhino Horn Syndicate Case Postponed Until September

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The state has been granted additional time to prepare its case against eleven rhino horn syndicate suspects. As expected, the high-profile South African rhino horn syndicate case involving game farmer Dawie Groenewald, and veterinarians Karel Toet and Manie du Plessis, has reportedly been postponed until September. The eleven suspects will face a litany of charges, […]

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Postponement Expected in South African ‘Groenewald Gang’ Rhino Horn Syndicate Case

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South Africa’s high-profile rhino horn syndicate case could be delayed. South African media sources have reported that the high-profile South African rhino horn syndicate case involving game farmer Dawie Groenewald, and veterinarians Karel Toet and Manie du Plessis, is likely to be postponed. The eleven suspects are charged with assault, fraud, corruption, malicious damage to […]

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Court Date Approaches for South African ‘Groenewald Gang’ Rhino Horn Syndicate Suspects

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Revisit the shocking events that exposed the world’s most famous (alleged) rhino horn syndicate. The much-anticipated court date of South Africa’s “Groenewald gang” is now just a few days away. On Monday, April 11th, at least eleven alleged rhino horn syndicate members, including game farmer Dawie Groenewald and veterinarians Karel Toet and Manie du Plessis, […]

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Another Rhino Killed on Private Farm in Limpopo Province, South Africa

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A young rhino was killed on a Limpopo farm. The discovery of a fourth rhino killed in Limpopo Province within the past week brings South Africa’s death toll to at least 83 for the year. As with the others, this four-year-old rhino’s horns had been stolen. According to South African media reports, the latest tragedy […]

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South Africa: Rhino Death Toll At Least 82 for 2011

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The body count climbs higher. The assault on South Africa’s rhinos continues, with the latest published reports showing at least 82 of the country’s iconic pachyderms slaughtered since the beginning of the year. However, sources outside the media cite a higher figure of 102. Most recently, three rhinos were killed over the weekend on farms […]

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South Africa Discloses Grim Rhino Poaching Numbers for 2011

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A troubling tally from South Africa. South Africa’s rhino killing epidemic continues to escalate: The country’s Water and Environmental Affairs Minister, Edna Molewa, has announced that at least 51 of the country’s iconic pachyderms have been slaughtered for their horns since the beginning of the year. In addition, 44 suspects have been arrested in connection […]

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Five Rhinos Slaughtered in Limpopo Province, South Africa

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The illegal trade in rhino horn has claimed five more lives. Four white rhinos and one critically endangered black rhinos have been murdered in Limpopo Province. The killers managed to remove the horns from three of the white rhinos, and the black rhino was missing both horns. All of the rhinos were found on game […]

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