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Hopefully, next year we will enjoy better news on this front than we have this year. Rhino poaching for their valuable horn is mistakenly believed to increase sexual potency by some less enlightened cultures. last year some 1000 rhinos were poached in South Africa, so far this year the loss has been 787 and growing.
A hundred years ago there were an estimated 500,000 rhinos of all the 5 sub-species world wide. Today less than 30 thousand can be counted with some regions in Asia counting 100 individuals or less.
My oh my! Where is this going?
You could write to the South African Tourist Government departments and tourism organizations to force the governments there and elsewhere to massively increase their surveillance and protection of these increasingly rare creatures so that generations to come might enjoy their presence on earth. Rhinos have been on this planet for 40 million years! Surely we owe them the continued opportunity to share our world.
http://wildlifenews.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/rhino.jpg Latest figures from the South African government show that 496 rhinos have been killed for their horn so far in 2014. The statement issued today also open up the process for stakeholders to bring arguments to the Panel of Experts that will look into the feasibility of a legal trade in rhino … http://wildlifenews.co.uk/2014/rhino-poaching-hits-496-as-government-opens-up-panel-on-rhino-horn-trade/
http://wildlifenews.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/rhino-and-giraffe.jpg Today the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and the International Rhino Foundation (IRF) announced they are petitioning the Obama Administration to impose trade sanctions against Mozambique in response to rampant poaching. Since 2010, Mozambican nationals have slaughtered up to 1,862… http://wildlifenews.co.uk/2014/ngos-petition-us-government-for-trade-sanctions-against-mozambique/
http://wildlifenews.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/rhinohorn.jpg The South African government has released that latest figures for rhino deaths in the country. So far in 2014 442 rhino have been killed for their horns. he statement that has been released also made it clear that no decision has yet been made into South Africa applying to CITES 2016 for the… http://wildlifenews.co.uk/2014/south-africa-rhino-toll-reaches-442/
http://wildlifenews.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/rhino-drinking.jpg Two people have been arrested and will appear in curt today over the theft of 112 rhino horns in April from a government strong room in South Africa. The arrests were made on Friday and Saturday.
The 112 rhino horns were stolen on April 20th 2014 from storage at the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks… http://wildlifenews.co.uk/2014/2-arrested-over-112-stolen-rhino-horns/