Last week, scouts reported a severely wounded black rhino wandering around Save Conservancy. Rangers were despatched to locate the rhino and were met with a horrifying and gruesome sight. The rhino had been shot several times by poachers and the horns had been hacked out. They left the rhino for dead but the poor animal regained consciousness and was found wandering around, obviously in agony.
April 18, 2011
March 14, 2011
The appalling escalation in the poaching of rhino around the world is undermining conservation efforts to save these species, destroying people’s livelihoods, and is threatening to drive these species to extinction. More than 90 per cent of all rhino species have already been wiped out. We must act now before it’s too late.
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February 3, 2011
Four Javan rhinos, among the Earth’s most endangered species — and possibly the rarest mammal — have been captured on a motion-activated camera deep inside Indonesia’s Ujung Kulon National Park. The two adults and two calves were caught on two separate videos taken in December and released this week by the World Wildlife Fund.
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January 15, 2011
Please share this video about efforts in Nairobi National Park to care for a group of black rhino before sending them off to protected parks. (Video opens in new window).
More than 90 per cent of all rhino species have already been wiped out. We must act now before it’s too late. Join our campaign to save these endangered species from extinction.
January 10, 2011
Killings continue unabated in first days of 2011
A total of 333 rhinos were illegally killed in South Africa in 2010, including ten critically endangered black rhinos, according to national park officials. The yearly total is the highest ever experienced in South Africa and nearly triple 2009 when 122 rhinos were killed in the country. An additional five rhinos have been lost to poaching since the new year.
Kruger National Park, the world famous safari destination, was hardest hit losing 146 rhinos to poaching in 2010, authorities said. The park is home to the largest populations of both white and black rhinos in the country. Rhinos constitute one of the much-revered “Big 5” of African wildlife tourism, including elephants, lions, leopards and Cape buffalo.
Rhino poaching across Africa has risen sharply in the past few years, threatening to reverse hard-won population increases achieved by conservation authorities during the 20th century. The first alarming yearly spike occurred in 2008 when 83 rhinos were lost. South Africa has responded by intensifying its law enforcement efforts, and made approximately 162 poaching arrests last year. (more…)
January 5, 2011
Please share this letter from Dr. Bob Bernhardt, President/CEO of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, Canada’s premier institute for education and research in naturopathic medicine.
Dr. Bernhardt’s letter unequivocally states that the professional, science-based opinion of medical and naturopathic practitioners is that rhino horn and the body parts of tigers have no medicinal value whatsoever.
Rhinos and tigers are on the brink of extinction. More than 90 per cent of them have been wiped out in the past century. If we are going to save these critically endangered species, we must educate people that products derived from rhino horn and tiger body parts are medically ineffective, and could even be dangerous to one’s health as they are sometimes mixed with toxic substances. People who buy these products are being lied to about their medicinal value and are being duped. (more…)
November 19, 2010
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November 18, 2010
November 4, 2010
Rhino poaching in southern Africa has escalated to horrific levels. The 2010 death toll is higher than the three previous years combined, with 20 rhinos being poached every month. Earth-Touch has put together a short video that highlights this shocking reality. We need to raise awareness and gather funds to strengthen anti-poaching units. If you would like to get involved, visit Stop Rhino Poaching and join the community, or CLICK HERE to join our campaign.
September 29, 2010
September 28, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Rampant Rhino Poaching Pushing Species to Extinction in South Africa
Canadian MP releases plan of action to save rhinos, save protected habitats (more…)