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Rhino horn trade conference “tells it like it is”

The controversial OSCAP conference, entitled ‘Risk Assessment of Rhino Horn Trade’ ended yesterday on a positive note. The participants agreed to work together to ensure that all South Africans were made aware of the risks associated with legalising rhino horn trade.

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SANParks arrests two staff members for alleged poaching

South African National Parks said in a statement that two of its staff members based in the Kruger National Park were arrested on Monday, 7 April 2014, on suspicion of rhino poaching activity.

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Rhino horn – To trade or not to trade: Does it really matter?

The rhino horn trade is being punted as an option with ‘if it pays it stays’ philosophy. The counter argument being that we don’t understand the market, making it difficult to play with. Each a compelling argument in its own right, however are we are dividing our forces, our efforts and the rhino population while we debate the issue?

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Further calls to legalise rhino horn trade

New research into rhino poaching suggests that legalising the trade of rhino horns will in part lead to a decline in the unnecessary deaths of rhino in South Africa.

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Why did South Africa skip a vital conference on illegal wildlife trade?

In London last week, international media scrambled to cover the high-level and much anticipated international conference on illegal wildlife trade. However, there was one notable absentee, namely South Africa.

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Walking the Whale Coast

Grant continues his journey, walking from Gordon’s Bay through to Gansbaai on the Whale Coast.

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Beware of the bureaucratic failings of legalised trade

Martina Polley interviews Mary Rice, the Executive Director of the Environmental Investigation Agency, about elephants and the ivory trade.

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Can Jackie Chan combat rhino poaching?

In an effort to combat the illegal trade in rhino horn a communication campaign aimed at Chinese and Vietnamese audiences was launched today featuring popular Chinese film star and martial artist Jackie Chan.

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Botswana’s rhino sanctuary leading the fight against poachers

We go inside the Botswanan rhino sanctuary where not a single animal has been poached in 24 years.

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Huge chimpanzee population thriving in remote Congo forest

Researchers who trekked thousands of kilometres through uncharted territory and dodged armed poachers and rogue militia, have found one of the last thriving chimp “mega-cultures”.

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