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Rhino dies after brave fight

Another rhino has died after a poaching incident in the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park 😪🦏 YET another rhino has died after a poaching incident in the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park.

Despite a slow recovery of the adult female, it was eventually decided to euthanise her due to the animal not adapting to her boma environment.
The rhino had been shot through the hump of her neck, temporarily stunning and immobilising her.

While paralysed, the poachers set about hacking off her horn in a terribly cruel manner, leaving her paralysed, but alive.
The incident was reported to the section ranger and the Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife Game Capture team, along with the vet, rushed to the scene to assess and stabilise the rhino’s condition.
Treatment was immediately started and the animal was taken to the veterinary boma.

She was monitored regularly and received weekly treatment by Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife veterinarians using pharmaceuticals and surgical equipment supplied by African Wildlife Vets.
A decision was eventually made to euthanise the rhino.

The Council of Contributors and Nick Bartlett generously supported the vets and aids on the ground on this project.

The last official national figure reported on 21 September for rhino poaching stood at 508 animals.

According to Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife, a total of 142 rhinos were poached in KZN during 2018.

Although this is 80 animals fewer than in 2017 and 20 less than in 2016, the situation remains critical and conservation bodies continue to fight the poaching scourge.

News Source: https://zululandobserver.co.za/184373/rhino-dies-brave-fight/

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Three Kruger Park rangers arrested for alleged rhino poaching 😞😪🤬 The South African National Parks (SANPArks) has released a statement declaring the arrests a “success”. According to the statement, the suspects were based at the Crocodile Bridge section of the park and are currently in custody for further investigation while they await their first court appearance. “It is always very sad when your own staff become involved in poaching,” said Kruger National Park Managing Executive, Glenn Phillips. "However, I want to congratulate the SANParks and SAPS investigators for their diligent work in bringing these members to book,” he continued. “Slowly but surely we are coming to grips with people within our ranks who are sabotaging our efforts in this campaign. We still have confidence in those who are committed and loyal; and would like to encourage them to continue with the excellent work. We will not be deterred in ensuring that we are successful in continuing the fight against the scourge of wildlife crime in KNP,” Phillips said. “Those who are still involved or know of those involved; and would like to give us information; both the CEO of SANParks and I are willing to listen”, he added.

According to the statement, the arrests were a joint effort by the SANParks Rangers, Environmental Investigation Unit, SAPS and Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation. “SANParks remains committed to doing everything in its power to fight the scourge of poaching,” the statement concludes.

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Rhino horn consignment worth R23 million seized at O.R. Tambo Airport 🤬🤬🤬 A K9 team searched several cargo warehouses before consignments were shipped out and a detector dog named Lizzy “reacted positively to a shipment destined” for Dubai in the Middle East, SAPS confirmed in a statement.

The K9 teams worked with the South African Revenue Service, (SARS) and found 36 pieces of rhino horn in a consignment marked ‘decoration items.’ The horns were hidden underneath laminated wooden shit and doormats.
According to the statement published by IOL, Customs Officials “cut open eight boxes attached together with bubble wrap. The horns, destined for Dubai, were hidden underneath decorative items.” As per the SAPS report:  TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE HEAD TO TWITTER AND CLICK OUR LATEST TWEET (@ActionForRhinos)

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The @sandiegozoo Frozen Zoo is a chance for animal immortality

The cryobank is a rich source of genetic knowledge of hundreds of creatures. It may one day be used to bring endangered species back from the brink and deepen the gene pool of wild populations.

The last male northern white rhinoceros — his name was Sudan — died in March, leaving only two members of the subspecies behind: his daughter and granddaughter.

In the past, those stark facts would have spelled the end. But researchers at the San Diego Zoo’s Institute for Conservation Research — also known as the Frozen Zoo — are working to give northern white rhinos a second chance. Since 1975, the institute has been collecting tissues from creatures, some endangered and some not, then growing the cells in the lab and preserving them at a chilly 321 degrees below zero Fahrenheit.  READ THE FULL ARTICLE BY HEADING TO OUR TWITTER PAGE AND VIEWING OUR LATEST TWEET (@ActionForRhinos)

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Seven #Chinese nationals arrested last month with #rhino horns worth more than $1million have appeared in #Zimbabwe court

Police detectives found pieces of rhino horn stashed in a mattress, plastic bags and in boxes at a house in one of the town's suburbs.

The seven who are all unemployed, appeared in the dock wearing khaki prison garb at the court in the resort town of Victoria Falls.

Their trial which had been scheduled to start on Thursday was delayed to January 9 after prosecutors said they were not yet ready.  COPY LINK FOR FULL ARTICLE >>> https://bit.ly/2RxHlhQ

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⚠️⚠️⚠️ BREAKING NEWS ⚠️⚠️⚠️ FOUR RHINOS DIE AFTER RELOCATION TO CHAD - POSSIBLY OF HUNGER 
When are our #rhinos going to get a break?  First 11 black rhinos die after relocation to a Kenyan santuary now four rhinos relocated from South Africa to Chad have perished 😱🤬😥 Image credit: Ed Stoddard/Reuters

Read the full article here: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2163166557269456&id=1538675779718540

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⚠️⚠️⚠️ BREAKING NEWS ⚠️⚠️⚠️ Absolutely disgusted, shocked and saddened to hear the Chinese government have lifted a twenty five year ban of the use of #rhino horns and #tiger bones, especially after a historic pledge to close down their domestic ivory markets.

Is this the end for our last remaining wild rhinos?

Read more here: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2158728051046640&id=1538675779718540

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White Rhinos Are Thriving Thanks To Conservation Efforts Just Like This 🦏❤ White rhinos, once endangered with only about 200 in existence, are now thriving with over 20,000 throughout the world thanks to conservation efforts like this one — which means more adorable babies like these two, running, playing, and exploring their surroundings.

The rhino calves were born to mothers Zenzele and Mustang Sally, along with father Roscoe, just three days apart in mid-November and were the very first to be born in The Wilds’ new rhinoceros barn. Mom Zenzele’s own birth was historic as well as she was the first rhino calf born in The Wilds back in 2004, mothering four calves since then.

The Wilds staff has been monitoring the calves,  the 18th and 19th white rhinos born at The Wilds and both appear to be doing very well under their mothers’ care. However, even with the increase in numbers, the species remains classified as near threatened by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). http://cbsloc.al/2iCVA5s

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Want to help raise more awareness for rhinos?  Did you know our website has a ton of useful resources including free to download Twitter and Facebook banners and profile pics (just like the ones in the picture)?. We have also compiled a handy list of rhino related hashtags to help you quickly source articles and news.

Copy/paste this link into your browser to find out more (alternatively head to our website and click the "downloads" link then hit "Social Media Savvy") ➡➡➡ http://www.actionforrhinos.com/socialmedia.html

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What an absolutely wonderful evening at the book launch for the much anticipated Remembering Rhinos at the National Geographical Society in London last Wednesday.

Huge congratulations to @margotraggettphotography for her tireless work to bring the book through conception to publication and all the wonderful contributions from the photographers.

For months we have been caught in a futile debate about how to best move forward to save these iconic, environmentally important and irreplacable species.  I hope the launch becomes a catalyst to banish the rhino fatigue and turn apathy into action.

Over £100,000 has been raised thus far for #rhino conservation, but we can still do so much more.  If you haven't already brought the book please copy and paste this url and grab yourself a copy.  100% of sales go directly to saving rhinos:  https://www.buyrememberingbooks.com/product-page/remembering-rhinos-standard-edition

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Good luck to everyone attending #GMFER2017 events today and the coming week as we internationally unite to march, demonstrate, lobby and publicly challenge our governments to turn the tide of the environmental, humanitarian, economic, but ultimately political crisis driving our magnificent elephants and rhinos closer to extinction.

In November 2012, the U.S. State Department held an unprecedented event on illegal wildlife trafficking and conservation.  The then Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton called for an end to illicit wildlife trafficking emphasising "This is a global challenge that spans continents and crosses oceans, and we need to address it with partnerships that are as robust and far-reaching as the criminal networks we seek to dismantle"

Today, thousands of supporters will join together in more than 140 countries.  Just like previous years we will join together and watch the small ripples of awareness we created become huge waves of change in an ocean of apathy, inaction and political disregard for our planet's iconic wildlife.  Our collective, far reaching voices will span the continents and cross the oceans as we become the catalysts for change.

Today, we won't just aspire to make a difference, we will aspire to be the difference.  We will encourage, persuade and ultimately influence the decisions which will pave the way for the conservation and preservation of the world's most iconic, ecologically important and irreplacable species and we will only succeed together as one united voice.

Your voice matters.  Make it count. 🦏🐘🦁 PHOTO CREDIT:  Global March For Elephants & Rhinos (& the organisers and attendees of previous annual events)

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Youth isn't always wasted on the young and the children who want to save rhinos today WILL BECOME the adults who take action tomorrow.

Earlier this year, with the help of an inspirational South African teacher working in Asia, young Tiawanese students united in a drive to raise awareness of the rhino poaching crisis producing some amazing artwork and heartfelt messages ❤🦏👊 Your children can join our rhino education project ran in partnership with @savingthesurvivors by visiting our website and clicking the "education" tab.  You'll find tons of FREE activities, fact sheets, infographics, downloads and much more rhinotastic stuff!

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