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Fears for African rhinos in China forest

In a tropical Chinese rainforest, seven savannah-dwelling African rhinos are said to be awaiting release into the wild—raising fears for their welfare in a country with a booming rhino horn trade.

dateJun 07, 2013 in Ecology
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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.

dateFeb 27, 2014 in Ecology
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Expert: Rhino population wiped out in Mozambique

(AP)—Mozambique's rhinoceros population was wiped out more than a century ago by big game hunters. Reconstituted several years ago, the beasts again are on the brink of vanishing from the country by poachers seeking their ...

dateMay 02, 2013 in Ecology
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Kenya insists fight against poachers not lost

Kenya insisted Tuesday that it has not lost the battle against poaching, resisting calls from wildlife activists for the ongoing slaughter of elephants and rhinos to be declared a national disaster.

dateMar 25, 2014 in Ecology
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Sumatran rhino footprints believed found on Borneo

Several footprints believed to be from critically endangered Sumatran rhino have been found on Indonesia's Borneo island, raising hopes for the existence of an animal long thought to be extinct in that area, a conservation ...

dateMar 28, 2013 in Ecology
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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 in.

dateFeb 12, 2014 in Ecology
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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 rhino in KwaZulu-Natal ...

dateJan 14, 2014 in Ecology
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