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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 media reports, poaching of rhinos in Southern Africa has become a huge problematic concern over the past few years! However, there are organisations and people who dedicate their time, working tirelessly in the field to try and fight the war against poaching. Founder of Rhinoprotect, Damien Vergnaud, have made it his life’s mission […]

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, […]

Drones can be operated either autonomously based on a pre-program flight plan or by the use of a remote control. Unmanned aerial vehicles called drones are being deployed in Africa for various missions. Drones are still mostly found in the military and special operation applications, yet UAVs are increasing and are used in civil as well […]

According to conservationist at the University of Kent have used Game theory to have a look at the likely outcome of the great battle between poachers and the game keeper or even the rhino manager. Dr David Roberts, of the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology in the University’s School of Anthropology and Dr Tamsin […]

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 […]

To what extend would you go to save rhinos? A south African couple hopes to save rhinos as they will chart a dangerous 800km course across Lake Tanganyika, which is famous for its crocodiles. This kayak adventure takes up 40 days and is intended to raise R742,000. This is the cost of relocating one black […]

Throwing endangered animals into a freezer does not appear to be the most hopeful way forward for conservationists and researchers, yet the cryogenic freezing could reap big rewards for conservation in future. According to news report, The Ambrose Monell Cryo Collection – AMCC. This is a selection of the American Museum of Natural History, which […]