Browsing the archives for the Namibia tag

World Rhino Day 2012 Video!

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The video “World Rhino Day 2012: Five Rhino Species Forever!” features celebrations held in 15 countries on 22 September 2012 — World Rhino Day!

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South Africa: Arrest of Another Vietnamese National Highlights Ongoing Problem in Rhino Crisis

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The arrest of yet another Vietnamese national highlights the ongoing connection between South Africa and Vietnam in the burgeoning rhino crisis.

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Update: No Sale of ‘Rhino Horn Powder’ in Southern Africa

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A quick follow up to the shocking news that the KAZA partner states planned to “sell rhino horn powder in clinics and pharmacies”, as reported earlier this week in South Africa: Reliable sources close to the situation have indicated that this information is an unsubstantiated rumor.

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Five Southern Africa Countries to Sell ‘Rhino Horn Powder’?

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An unsettling article in the Times Live reports that the five Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA) partners — Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia, Namibia and Angola — have “agreed to the sale of rhino horn powder in clinics and pharmacies”.

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Rhinos at Risk: Is Namibia Next?

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Warning signs: Disturbing developments in Namibia could be edging the country’s rhino population closer to danger.

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Namibia Allegedly Authorizes Rhino Hunt for Vietnamese National

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Despite the highly publicized abuse of trophy hunt loopholes in South Africa, Namibia has reportedly granted a permit to a Vietnamese national to kill a rhino.

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Update: No Bullet Wounds on Dehorned Rhino Found in Namibia

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Namibian authorities have determined that a rhino found dead with both horns removed was not the victim of foul play.

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Suspicious Rhino Death Under Investigation in Namibia

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Authorities in Namibia are investigating the discovery of a dead rhino with both horns removed. The carcass was found at the Wabi Game Lodge, near Waterberg Plateau in the Otjozondjupa Region.

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