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Rhinoceros in the wild

Our last chance to save the rhinos

On the occasion of World Rhinoceros Day, recently celebrated, the NGO Fauna & Flora International draws attention to the urgency of taking measures to guarantee the survival of this species, at risk of extinction due to poaching and the trade in its horns. In Kenya’s Ol Pejeta Nature Reserve, trained anti-poaching dogs, along with the …

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Sumatran rhino

A final attempt to prevent the extinction of the Sumatran rhinoceros

Saving the last groups of the wild Sumatran rhino (Dicerorhinus Sumatran) is the aim of a study that identifies, for the first time, priority forest protection areas and “irreplaceable to save the critically endangered species,” according to the authors. It is estimated that only 87-179 specimens are currently in existence in Indonesia. The Sumatran rhinoceros …

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Desperate Times, Desperate Measures

The latest development from Kruger National Park is the possibility of moving approximately 500 rhino in an effort to stop the slaughter. Although no details are confirmed with this massive relocation, there is speculation that Botswana may be one of the destinations. Botswana is one of a few countries who have adopted the controversial shoot-to-kill …

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