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Six Amaroks for proactive rhino protection in hot spot areas

Volkswagen renews its support of Forever Wild Rhino Protection Initiative

Six Amaroks to be deployed for proactive rhino protection hot spot areas across the country. Volkswagen’s partnership with Wilderness Foundation celebrates 31 years. (more…)

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Rhino Conservation Awards ceremony

Rhino poaching war: combatants presented with awards, and winners announced

In a recent News24 report, Environmental Affairs Minister, Edna Molewa, announced that 363 rhinos were poached in South Africa between January and April 2016. Molewa extended condolences to the family of Kruger National Park ranger, Enos Mabila, who was killed recently. She also paid tribute to SANParks ranger, Killers Ubisi, who was wounded while carrying […]

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The Rhino War makes for a stressful, disruptive life for the rangers

Insights from the other side of the “rhino war” – A daughter’s heart wrenching account

In a speech given at the Rhino Conservation Awards last year, Debbie English shared an emotional account of the price of the war against rhino poaching. While the rhino is the ultimate victim, those that fight on its behalf are exposed to endless danger – often at the expense of their families. (more…)

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Three killed and two wounded by elephant poachers in Garamba National Park, DRC

Five members from African Parks, including four rangers and the Park Manager, sustained injuries in a shootout with elephant poachers on April 23, 2016 in Garamba National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). It is with sincere regret that we announce that three of the Rangers, Dimba Richard, Anigobe Bagare, and Matikuli Tsago […]

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All eight species of pangolin are threatened

Plight of the Pangolins

Great Britain’s Prince William recently noted that, “The pangolin runs the risk of becoming extinct before most people have even heard of them.” (more…)

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Rhino Conservation Awards held on 27 July 2015

Honouring heroes in rhino conservation

The heroic actions of those who fight for the conservation of the rhino were acknowledged, celebrated and rewarded at the Rhino Conservation Awards, held on 27 July in Johannesburg. His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco, Patron of the Awards, delivered the keynote address at the event, congratulated the winners for their exemplary efforts […]

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Canned lion hunting has become a brutal, insidious commercial venture

Bred for the bullet

Today in Africa, there are approximately 32 000 lions. 11 000 of those are found in South Africa. That’s the good news. The bad news is that approximately 8 000 of those are in breeding captivity. To further the bad news, of those 3 000 that remain in the wild, approximately 2 500 are diseased: they […]

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frican Wild Dog litter at Somkhanda Game Reserve

It’s a (wild) dog’s life

At the end of 2014, the Gumbi Community made history by being the first community owned game reserve in South Africa to introduce a pack of endangered African Wild Dog onto their land. The pack settled in well and their success was cemented, as the alpha female gave birth to the pack’s first litter earlier […]

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Raging war on rhino

Raging war on rhino poaching

There is a raging war on rhino and it is escalating. However, the conservation community is not giving up and continues to fight back with every resource at its disposal. (more…)

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