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Orphaned Baby Rhino Found Dead in Swaziland

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A tragic update to the rhino killing incident that struck Swaziland earlier this month: The victim’s orphaned calf has been found dead.

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Rhino DNA Kits Added to South Africa’s Arsenal

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Good news: A new tool help convict rhino killers. South Africa’s embattled rhinos now have a new weapon on their side: 1,000 DNA kits have been provided to South African National Parks (SANParks) by the faculty of Veterinary Services of the University of Pretoria. Rhishja Cota-LarsonI am the founder of Annamiticus, an educational nonprofit organization […]

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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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India: Rhino Killed in Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, Schoolteacher Arrested

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Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary hit after five years of peace. An armed gang of rhino killers used six bullets from a .303 rifle to murder a rhino last weekend in Assam’s Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary. The gang fired at forest guards and escaped under the cover of darkness with the rhino’s horn. A schoolteacher, Faizul Karim, has […]

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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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In Plain Sight: China’s ‘Rhino Horn Scheme’

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Another inconvenient truth. Despite a series of troubling indicators that should have alerted South African authorities to China’s intentions to breed rhinos commercially in order to harvest their horns, over 100 live rhinos were exported from South Africa to China between 2007 and the present. Rhishja Cota-LarsonI am the founder of Annamiticus, an educational nonprofit […]

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Rhino Killing Attempt Thwarted at Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary, India

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Rhino killers busted in the dark of night. Forest guards on patrol in West Bengal’s Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary have rooted out a gang of rhino killers who had set up camp inside the park’s core area. Rhishja Cota-LarsonI am the founder of Annamiticus, an educational nonprofit organization which provides news and information about wildlife crime […]

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Nepal Nabs One of Country’s ‘Most Wanted’ Rhino Killers

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Authorities in Nepal have arrested two rhino killing suspects. Two suspected rhino killers with a rhino horn in their possession have been arrested by police in Chitwan. The duo was identified as Bal Bahadur Chepang and Ramesh Tamang. Rhishja Cota-LarsonI am the founder of Annamiticus, an educational nonprofit organization which provides news and information about […]

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‘Bust the Myth – Save the Species’ Rhino Crisis Awareness Campaign Launched

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Bust the Myth – Save the Species! We are excited to announce the launch the of Bust the Myth – Save the Species, a global public awareness campaign calling for a coalition approach to debunking the rhino horn medicine myth. Rhishja Cota-LarsonI am the founder of Annamiticus, an educational nonprofit organization which provides news and […]

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Rhino Killers Strike Hlane Royal Park, Swaziland

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The rhino crisis spreads to Swaziland. For the first time in nearly 20 years, rhino poachers have reportedly shot and killed a white rhino in Swaziland. The tragedy occurred late Friday night in Hlane Royal Park. Rhishja Cota-LarsonI am the founder of Annamiticus, an educational nonprofit organization which provides news and information about wildlife crime […]

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