Tag Archives: Africa

Cyclist Wayne Bolton, 51, has decided to put power to the pedal by embarking on a 2000 km cycle to save the rhinos. What out for OLLI – the big fibreglass rhino may be coming to your town next. Wayne set off from Kragga Kamma Game Reserve in Nelson Mandela Bay on July 1 and hopes […]

Despite the fact that the number of rhinos killed last year was less than in 2015, the numbers are still incredibly high. Predictions for 2017 indicate the number of rhino killings will once again be over one thousand. The drop in rhino poaching from 1175 (2015) to 1054 (2016) was hailed as a ‘new dawn’ […]

Southern Africa is home to around 90% of the world’s remaining white and black rhino population. With current numbers dwindling at 19,700 rhinos in South Africa, we ask ourselves just how we got here. The history of rhino poaching is a long one. History of Rhino Horn Use The Ancient Greeks believed that rhino horns […]

Ten years after the disappearance of the black rhino species in Rwanda, they are being reintroduced back into the country. Around twenty of the rhino are being flown in from South Africa to make their new home in the African Parks in Rwanda. Many are excited to welcome back the Eastern black rhino, who used […]

According to Edna Molewa, Environmental Affairs Minister, rhino poaching in South Africa is on the decline while other wildlife, such as elephants have shown an increase in 2016. Between the period of January to the 31st August, there have been a total of 458 poached rhino carcasses. These have been found in the Kruger Park, […]

The Reality of the dangers Rangers face Daily… A few weeks ago, the media was humming with the unfortunate news of a ranger and a rhino found dead in a poaching incident at the Bela Bela private reserve. The ranger died to protect the rhino. This news brought to light the dangers rangers and staff […]

A record 1 300 rhinos poached in Africa (2015). There have been more than 1 300 rhinos that have been poached within last year and it has hit a record since 2008 when the South African Government banned the trade in horns, said The head of the IUCN. The number of the of rhinos killed by poachers […]

When people think of drones, they will picture smaller types of drones or even those drones attempting to deliver goods, yet what if we tell you that drones are now used to save wildlife! Drones are now used to assist in protecting the big five, such as elephants and rhinos which has been high targets […]

Did you know that the Northern White Rhinos is at the brink of extinction? Coming close to the Northern White rhino is like being in the presence of a dinosaur. The Latest Virtual reality documentary called “The Ark”, will allow viewers to get a close uo to the almost extinct wild animal in an immersive […]

Rhino poaching stats unacceptably High! While rhino poaching has decreased within the year of 2015, the WFF in South Africa says that figures are still unacceptably high. There have been years of increases and when a decrease in rhino poaching appears it seems to be very encouraging and the result of the governments leadership and […]