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SA government absent from important rhino conference

SA government absent from important rhino conference

Daily Maverick | 28 April, 2014 | Ian Michler

There is no denying the debate around trade in rhino horn and elephant ivory has polarised the conservation community in South Africa like never before. And with so many concerned citizens involved as volunteers, rhino owners or financial contributors to… Full Story →

$5,2 million rhino horn theft – where to now?

Daily Maverick | 24 April, 2014 | Dex Kotze

On 20 April, approximately 80kg of rhino horn was stolen from the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) offices in Nelspruit. Because rhino horn trades in excess of $65,000 per kilogram on the black market in Asia, that means someone… Full Story →

MTPA horn thieves had to have had inside info

The Lowvelder | 25 April, 2014 | Nicolene Smalman and Susanna Oosthuizen

NELSPRUIT – Whoever broke into the safe of Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) earlier this week, came for one purpose only – rhino horn. They did not take one of the 140 elephant tusks, firearms or any of the… Full Story →

Zim Conservationists Slam Lawsuit Against U.S. Elephant Trophy Ban

SW Radio Africa | 24 April, 2014 | Alex Bell

A leading conservation group in Zimbabwe has slammed a court challenge filed in the United States, in an attempt to overturn a ban on the importation of hunted elephant trophies. The US government’s wildlife department announced this month that it… Full Story →

Tourism – the missing link in the rhino poaching debate

eTurbo News | 17 April, 2014 | Sharon Van Wyk

Tourism’s role in combatting the scourge of rhino and elephant poaching was touched on briefly at last week’s international conference on the risks of legalizing trade in rhino horn but did not emphasize the importance of that role enough. The… Full Story →

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