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Indian park battles poachers targeting rhino horn

(AP)—Out of the early morning mists and tall grass of northeast India emerges a massive creature with a dinosaur-like face, having survived millions of years despite a curse—literally on its head. As ...

dateJan 10, 2013 in Ecology
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Charging China demand drives deadly ivory trade

Surrounded by sculptures carved from the white tusks of African elephants—which are being slaughtered in their tens of thousands—Beijing saleswoman Chen Yu says the ivory trade is thriving.

dateFeb 28, 2013 in Ecology
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Landmark deal struck to protect Sumatran rhino

Malaysia and Indonesia have struck a landmark deal to try to save the critically endangered Sumatran rhino, whose population stands at fewer than 100, the International Union for Conservation of Nature said ...

dateApr 04, 2013 in Ecology
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Kenya drone ban hits anti-poaching efforts

One of Kenya's largest game reserves has been forced to halt plans to use drones to monitor its endangered rhinos because of a government ban, park officials said Wednesday.

dateJun 05, 2014 in Ecology
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Poaching pushing South African rhino towards edge

South Africa's white rhino population will begin to decline by 2016 if the current rate of poaching continues, authorities warned on Friday, following the killing of scores of the creatures this year.

dateMar 08, 2013 in Ecology
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