Kenya rhino-poaching doubled last year
Armed poachers slaughtered double the number of Kenyan rhinos in 2013 compared to the year before amid a surge in wildlife killings, government officials said Thursday.
Poaching threatens savannah ecosystems
White rhinoceros may be extinct in twenty years with the current poaching rates. The loss of this megaherbivore is in itself a tragedy, but it may also have tremendous effects on the ecosystems they now live ...
100 S. African rhinos moving to Botswana to escape poachers
African safari operators and conservation groups said on Wednesday they plan to move up to 100 South African rhinos to neighbouring Botswana for safekeeping, as poaching levels spike to new highs.
A 'smoking gun' on the Ice Age megafauna extinctions
It was climate that killed many of the large mammals after the latest Ice Age. But what more specifically was it with the climate that led to this mass extinction? The answer to this is hidden in a large ...
Kenyan rhino killed in brazen attack despite new laws
Poachers have slaughtered a rhino in the Kenyan capital's national park, officials said Sunday, a brazen attack flouting tough new laws designed to stem a surge of such killings.
Statistics highlight need for action against rhino poaching
The South African government today revealed that a record 1004 rhinos were killed by poachers during 2013 across the country, the equivalent of nearly three animals a day. World famous safari destination ...
South Africa says over 1,000 rhinos poached in 2013
More than 1,000 rhinos were poached in South Africa last year, a 50 percent increase from 2012, fuelled by the black-market demand for their horns, the government said Friday.
Helping to save the rhino
Research from Victoria University has revealed a way to help secure the future of an endangered species of black rhinoceros in South Africa. Rosalynn Anderson-Lederer, who spent six months working with black ...
Ol Pejeta Conservancy extends breeding plan for the northern white rhinoceros
As the last two fertile male northern white rhinos in the world, Suni and Sudan have a lot of pressure on their broad shoulders.
Indonesia builds sanctuary to save world's rarest rhino
On a leaf-covered dirt path overlooking lush paddy fields in western Indonesia, the world's rarest rhino had left a trail of hoofprints in the soft mud and bite marks on foliage.
S.Africa rhino poaching toll approaches 1,000
South Africa has lost nearly 1,000 rhinos this year in a poaching surge to feed the black-market demand for their horns, the environmental ministry said Thursday.
Hong Kong returns rhino horns, elephant tusks to S.Africa
Hong Kong returned a consignment of seized rhino horns and elephant tusks worth $2.25 million (1.66 million euros) to South Africa on Wednesday, authorities said, as poaching for the Asian black market continues ...
S.Africa aims to cut rhino poaching by 20 percent a year
South African conservation authorities on Tuesday said they aim to reduce rhino poaching by 20 percent a year, insisting their strategy is working despite record levels of poaching.
Rhino poaching nearly outpaces births, group warns
Deaths of rhinos by poaching are fast approaching a tipping point, with the number of endangered creatures killed annually nearly outnumbering births for the first time, international experts warned Friday.