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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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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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Zimbabwe Sentences Two Rhino Killers to 13 Years in Prison

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A Zimbabwe court strikes back. Two Mozambican nationals have reportedly received 13-year prison terms for killing rhinos in Zimbabwe’s Chipangayi Game Park. The pair was convicted on three counts of illegally killing rhinos after appearing before magistrate Oliver Mudzongachiso. Rhishja Cota-LarsonI am the founder of Annamiticus, an educational nonprofit organization which provides news and information […]

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Swaziland Warns of Rhino Poaching Threat

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Recent game poaching incidents have authorities on high alert. Seven people were reportedly arrested last month for illegally hunting animals in the three protected areas of Swaziland’s Big Game Parks (BGP). The incidents occurred over a 48-hour period in Hlane Royal National Park, Mkhaya Game Reserve, and Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary. BGP stated that these incidents […]

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Battle to Protect Rhinos from Illegal Trade Rages in Zimbabwe

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It’s less than a month into 2011, and Zimbabwe has reportedly lost both white and critically endangered black rhinos to the illegal rhino horn trade. During the first week of the new year, a male black rhino was found murdered in Matopos National Park in Matabeleland South.

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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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Game Reserve in Limpopo Found ‘Emptied’ of All Rhinos

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More questions than answers surround the findings at a Limpopo game reserve. In 2003, six white rhinos were released into the Makuya Game Reserve. But today, disturbing reports indicate that the reserve has no rhinos left. Rhishja Cota-LarsonI am the founder of Annamiticus, an educational nonprofit organization which provides news and information about wildlife crime […]

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17 Rhinos Found Brutally Slaughtered in Limpopo, South Africa; Another in Mozambique

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We are saddened to report the deaths of at least 18 more rhinos in Southern Africa. Rhinos continue to be murdered in Southern Africa at an alarming rate. The bodies of at least 17 rhinos were reportedly found in Limpopo, and another in Mozambique. Behind the carnage is a seemingly unstoppable demand for illegal rhino […]

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Rhino Gunned Down on Naboomspruit Farm in Limpopo, South Africa

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More tragedy for South Africa’s iconic rhinos. A rhino has reportedly been shot and killed today on a farm in Naboomspruit in Limpopo. This brings the death toll for South Africa’s rhinos to at least 233, although some estimates are now considerably higher. Rhishja Cota-LarsonI am the founder of Annamiticus, an educational nonprofit organization which […]

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Rhino Killed in KwaZulu-Natal; Four Suspects Arrested

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Four suspects were arrested near Heidelberg with a rhino horn. Police arrested four men in possession of a freshly chopped rhino horn after a short car chase near Heidelberg. The suspects were allegedly transporting the horn from KwaZulu-Natal to Gauteng. Rhishja Cota-LarsonI am the founder of Annamiticus, an educational nonprofit organization which provides news and […]

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