Entries in rhino (8)


Top 5 underappreciated  species

There are certain species of animal in the world that constantly appear on wildlife documentaries and are known for being cute and charismatic. However there are countless other species that are often ignored and remain under the radar when it comes to awareness. Here we take a look at 5 underappreciated species!

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Swaziland Lifts The Ban On Ivory Trade

Just as Kenya amazed the world with its stand against the ivory trade by burning 105 tonnes of Elephant tusks and 1.5 tonnes of Rhino horns that had been confiscated by local authorities, Swaziland quietly lifted its own ban on the trading of ivory products.

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Death of a Conservation Icon  

Last week saw the sad news that Suni, a 34 year old northern white rhino, has died at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya.

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Our Favourite Moments from Africa

We haven’t come across anyone who watched Africa and didn’t enjoy it and everyone seems to have a favourite moment from this latest BBC nature series.

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Record Ivory Seizure in Hong Kong

Less than a week after the important alliance between the WWF's summit and 50 African religious leaders against poaching (Into The Wild 18/10/2012), Hong Kong police have impounded what has been described as one of the world's largest ever seizures of illegal ivory: a total of 1,209 ivory tusks or tusk fragments, as reported by the South China Morning Post.

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WWF and the alliance of religions and conservation

WWF (World Wildlife Fund) supports alliance between religion and conservation in attempt to reduce illegal ivory and rhino horn trade. In Nairobi on the 21 September 2012, 50 African religious representatives from different faiths and countries came together to call for the end of the illegal wildlife trade that is annihilating the continent’s elephant and rhino populations.

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Rhino activist honoured


Are increases in rhino poaching a cause for concern?