Tag Archives: rhinoceros

Photographers unite to save the rhino in 2017

It’s always good to be able to start the New Year on a positive note. So the launch of a major new ‘photography for conservation’ project for rhinos this month certainly gets the thumbs up from Project African Rhino, not only because we hope to play a small part in its success, but also because […]

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Should rhino horn trade be legalised?

Today is World Environment Day, the theme – illegal wildlife trafficking.  Whether or not to legalise the trade in rhino horn has been one of the hottest controversies surrounding the poaching crisis.  The South African government has backed off plans to seek the legalisation of an international horn trade later this year at the CITES convention, […]

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The poaching of white rhino bull #109

Yesterday we published an interview with Simon Naylor, reserve manager at Phinda private game reserve in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province, revealing the full impact of poaching on the reserve’s rhinos, finances and staff.  Today we publish his report of a recent poaching incident. The report has been edited to remove location and identity information for […]

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At the sharp end – the true cost of rhino poaching

How bad is the rhino poaching in Africa right now and how big a toll is the deadly horn trade taking on those battling to save them day in, day out? Reserve manager Simon Naylor of Phinda  game reserve in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province has just had the job of dehorning their population of rhinos in […]

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It squeaks: baby white rhino caught on video

Amid all the doom and gloom of rhino poaching, it’s worth an occasional reminder to ourselves of why rhinos are such amazing creatures, and worth our energy and effort to save.  On a recent visit to KwaZulu-Natal we shot some video of white rhinos at a waterhole, including a very small calf.  If you’ve never […]

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Rhino calves ‘suffer PTSD’ as poaching violence escalates

Ithuba is six and half months old. He’s a white rhino calf and the first inpatient at the new rhino orphanage at Thula Thula private game reserve in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province. He’s had a bad night and his carers are concerned about his situation. There’s a real sense of tension in the air. His […]

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Kenya’s black rhinos gaining ground

Some welcome good news from Kenya, where the land available for black rhino is being extended by some 8,000 hectares, with the establishment of the Mutara Conservancy in the Laikipia region. The new conservancy borders Ol Pejeta Conservancy, which is home to a significant proportion of Kenya’s black rhino population. Ol Pejeta will assist in […]

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‘Help a ranger – Save a rhino’ charity’s urgent Xmas appeal

‘Camping equipment, cooking equipment, boots, wet weather gear – wet weather stuff in particular. Poachers don’t stop for the bad weather, they quite like the bad weather’ …anti-poaching ranger, Hluhluwe iMfolozi reserve, South Africa. When we ask rangers we meet in Africa, fighting against poaching on the frontline, living rough, deep in the bush for […]

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Project African Rhino gets thumbs up in top photo comp

We’re now at the half way point of our project to raise awareness about the poaching crisis and its ramifications, so it was brilliant news to hear that a portfolio of images taken for the project was shortlisted in the 2013 Melvita Nature Images Awards, http://www.natureimagesawards.com, a prestigious wildlife photography competition run by leading French […]

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Mystery Rhino Could Be Lost Subspecies

This is the story of a ‘mystery’ rhino and a legendary Namibian bush expert we met on our travels for this project. It’s about a problem rhino bull conservationists weren’t quite sure what to do with and a stubborn visionary whose life’s passion is returning a large area of farmland in Namibia back to it’s […]

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