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Help for African rhino poaching survivors

In Africa hundreds of rhinos are shot or immobilised by poachers every year to supply ground up horn for the Asian medicine market. It is reputed to make men virile and treat anything from stomach ache to ...

Jun 21, 2013
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Unusual rhino beetle behavior discovered

The coconut rhinoceros beetle continues to munch its way through the crowns of coconut trees on the northwest coast of Guam. Rhino hunters are ready to get tough with bio-control measures that will decrease ...

Jun 21, 2010
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Hornless rhino carcasses found in S.Africa

South African wildlife officials have found 18 rhino carcasses dumped by poachers in a remote area with their horns removed, a spokesman for the northern province of Limpopo said Friday.

Nov 19, 2010
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S. Africa rhino toll hits 428 this year

Poachers have slaughtered at least 428 rhinos in South Africa so far this year, more than two a day, official figures showed Thursday, despite high-profile efforts to curb poaching.

Jun 20, 2013
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South Africa rhino poaching toll jumps to 633

At least 633 rhinos have been killed in South Africa this year, a record toll as demand for their horns continues to surge on the black market in Asia, the government said Wednesday.

Dec 19, 2012
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Conservationists fear for Zimbabwe rhino

(AP) -- Conservationists raised the alarm Thursday for Zimbabwe's rare rhinos after a sharp increase in poaching because of a breakdown of law enforcement in this troubled southern African country.

Apr 16, 2009
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Hong Kong seizes record haul of rhino horns

Hong Kong Customs officers have seized a record haul of 33 rhino horns along with ivory chopsticks and bracelets hidden inside a container shipped from South Africa, officials said on Tuesday.

Nov 15, 2011
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