‘Sudan doesn’t know how precious he is. His eye is a sad black dot in his massive wrinkled face as he wanders the reserve with his guards.’ Photograph: CB2/ZOB/Brent Stirton/National Geographic What is it like to look at the very last of something? To contemplate the passing of a unique wonder that will soon vanish […]

via ‘Loneliness’ of the Last White Rhino. — THE OLD GUV LEGENDS

Conservation has become a war, and park rangers and poachers are the soldiers. “Hsst!” hisses Charles Myeni. “Leave space!” Silently, the men in his anti-poaching unit spread out as they move through the bush in single file, leaving a few feet between them. Myeni explains his command to me: If a rhinoceros poacher attacks us and […]

via The Price of Protecting Rhinos — Productivity Hub

#AceNewsReport – Oct.02: After entering his guilty plea today in Miami, U.S. District Judge Jose E. Martinez sentenced Sheridan to a term of 14 months in prison and two years of supervised release: On Aug. 29, 2019, Richard Sheridan, 50, an Irish national from Cottenham, Cambridge, United Kingdom, was arraigned in federal court in Miami, […]

via (MIAMI, Fla.) DOJ REPORT: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Office of Law Enforcement investigated the case : On Aug. 29, 2019, Richard Sheridan, 50, an Irish national from Cottenham, Cambridge, U.K. was sentenced to 14-months and 2yrs-supervised release for ‘ Trafficking A Libation Rhino Horn Cup ‘ out of the U.S. #AceNewsDesk reports — Ace News Services

Banner image courtesy of Harman Singh Heer Open letter from the Wildlife Animal Protection Forum South Africa to the Republic of South Africa, The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries. 15thAugust 2019 Attention: The Minister of the Environment, Forestry and Fisheries “Their Future is Dark” THE RHINO HORN TRADE 2019 The history surrounding the demand […]

via “Their Future Is Dark.” The Rhino Horn Trade in 2019 — International Wildlife Bond