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Woman Falls Ill After Consuming Rhino Horn ‘Medicine’ in Vietnam

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Rhino horn has no curative benefits, no medicinal properties, and no magical powers. A woman in Hanoi became sick after consuming a rhino horn mixture to treat a rash around her mouth. She reportedly paid a large sum of money for the “treatment” – and then ended up in Bach Mai Hospital when her symptoms […]

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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 Poacher Shot Dead in Bardia National Park, Nepal

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A rhino killing attempt has been thwarted. A joint patrol team of Bardia National Park and the Nepal Army prevailed after rhino poachers opened fire on the patrol unit. One rhino poacher was shot dead when the team retaliated in self-defense, and another was arrested. The suspect taken into custody is a soldier in the […]

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South African Hunter Fined Over Illegally Killing Rhino for Vietnamese Client

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A South African hunter with prior offenses has been found guilty again. A South African court has reportedly ordered Mossel Bay hunter Christaan Frederik van Wyk to pay a fine of R30,000 (US $4,246) for illegally shooting a white rhino. Van Wyk had already been found guilty on two previous occasions for possession of rhino […]

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South African Rhino Horn Syndicate Suspect Purchased 36 Rhinos in Two Months

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Three dozen rhinos were purchased by an alleged rhino horn syndicate member. Alleged rhino horn syndicate member Dawie Groenewald reportedly purchased 36 rhinos during June and July 2009. Three weeks ago, investigators discovered a mass grave of 20 rhinos on Groenewald’s property in Musina. Rhishja Cota-LarsonI am the founder of Annamiticus, an educational nonprofit organization […]

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UK Issues Additional Restrictions for Antique Rhino Horn Sales

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Security tightens further around antique rhino horn sales in the UK. Concerns about illegal activities stemming from legal rhino horn sales have prompted UK authorities to tighten regulations for the second time in as many months. It is now illegal to sell, or advertise for sale, any rhino horn item without advance clearance by the […]

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Game Ranger Who Stole Rhino Horn Dies in South African Prison

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A game ranger who stole a horn from a rhino carcass has reportedly died while awaiting trial in a South African prison. A game ranger entrusted to protect rhinos has reportedly died as a consequence of being unable to resist the temptation of rhino horn riches. Sibusiso Vusi Dlamini, from Swaziland, was seen stealing the […]

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Pregnant Rhino Slaughtered in North West Province, South Africa

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The insatiable demand for rhino horn has taken two innocent lives at once. A female rhino was found butchered last weekend, with her horns missing, in the Borakalalo National Park near Brits. Tragically, the rhino was pregnant. Rhishja Cota-LarsonI am the founder of Annamiticus, an educational nonprofit organization which provides news and information about wildlife […]

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Illegal Rhino Horn from Southern Africa Destined for China and Vietnam – Not Yemen

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Although Yemen was once the primary destination for illegal rhino horn from Africa, today that distinction belongs to the traditional medicine markets of China and Vietnam.

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Vietnamese Court Sends Rhino Horn Smuggler to Jail

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A Hanoi man has been given a three-year jail sentence for smuggling rhino horn into Vietnam from South Africa. A three-year jail sentence has been handed down by the Ho Chi Minh City appeals court to a Vietnamese man who smuggled five rhino horns from South Africa to Vietnam in 2008. Rhishja Cota-LarsonI am the […]

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