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Rhino: Latest News
Mongabay, 4:51 am
A DNA database system is helping authorities prosecute and convict poachers and rhino horn traffickers in Africa. RhODIS, as the system is called, is built on a foundational database with genetic information from nearly 4,000 individual rhinos. By comparing the frequencies of alleles in confiscated horn and horn products with those in tissue from a poached animal, investigators can then come up with a probable match for where that horn came from.
Dana Sanchez, 2:37 pm
The court’s decision Friday opened a flood of feedback from proponents and opponents of legalizing rhino horn trade. They all say they want the same thing — to save rhinos. “Up until 2008, we had no rhinos being poached in South Africa because demand was being supplied by legal sales from live rhino,” said the world’s biggest rhino farmer. Ban opponents may have statistics on their side. Rhino poaching has risen dramatically since the moratorium went into effect. South African buyers are likely to be investors if the market opens.
Anthony Ham, 8:00 pm
It is rare in these troubled times to hear good news about the rhino: poaching has returned and a creature that has been with us since the days of the dinosaurs seems in mortal peril. That danger is real, but the rhino is very much still among us, and Kenya remains one of the best places on the planet to see both the black and white rhino.
Alexis Borochoff, 5:00 pm
African rhinos are under siege. These majestic creatures are facing near-extinction thanks to the poachers and black market consumers that covet their horns. But it’s not too late (yet) to save them. Here are 15 things you can do to help stop rhino poaching.
Ann Brown, 11:00 am
From Yahoo News Thousands marched in Africa and around the world to pressure governments to do more to stop the poaching industry that many fear is driving rhinos and elephants to the brink of extinction. The protests, dubbed the Global March for Elephants and Rhinos, took place in 136 cities and towns across six continents, […]
Keren Mikva, 1:33 pm AFKI Original
South Africa has gone to extremes to curb rhino poaching, including using spy planes and drones. In 2007, 13 rhinos were killed in South Africa. In 2012, the rhino death toll by poachers reached 630. Sophisticated rhino-poaching rings have begun using helicopters to spot rhinos and dart them with tranquilizers, forcing South African authorities to spend more to stop them. African countries face increasingly tech-savvy poaching operations and growing international demand for the illegal trade. Here are 10 things you didn’t know about the poaching business in Africa.
Lyn Eyb, 6:47 am AFKI Original
It used to be that Australians needed to travel to Africa to see zebra, giraffe and rhino on the savannah, spot hippos in waterholes, or lions prowling through grasslands. Not anymore. African safari-style experiences are proving popular at some of Australia’s leading tourist attractions, including Taronga Western Plains Zoo on the outskirts of Dubbo, a regional hub more than 400 kilometers west of Sydney.
Lyn Eyb, 4:21 am AFKI Original
It may be an ocean and more than 10,000km from the plains of Kruger Park or the savannahs of the Serengeti, but one of Australia’s leading zoos is playing an important role
Ann Brown, 1:00 pm
A permit to hunt a black rhino in Namibia sold for $350,000 at an auction in Dallas
Dana Sanchez, 5:00 pm
South Africa has around 80 percent of the world’s rhino population, estimated at about 25,000.
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