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Poaching victim Hope survives surgery

Hope the rhino was tranquillised by poachers who hacked off her horn and left her for dead, but a dedicated team of wildlife surgeons and conservationists have saved the rhino from what one vet called "easily one of the worst injuries that I have ever worked on".

Kruger steps up efforts to save rhinos

An intensive protection zone has been created in Kruger National Park in the latest move to protect the region's rhinos from poachers. In other moves, four forensic trailers have been handed to Sanparks and regional governments to investigate conservation crime scenes.

Rhino poachers target Kruger Park

So far this year, 390 rhinos have been poached in South Africa - 290 of which were killed in the Kruger National Park. But Environmental Minister Edna Molewa says that one rhino killed is one too many, and the country is ramping up its war on poachers.

A calf for Thandi, South Africa’s poaching survivor

After surviving having her horn hacked off in 2012, Thandi - a white rhino at the Kariega Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape - has become a symbol of hope in the fight against poaching. The birth of her calf on Tuesday shows that a future generation of life is possible, says wildlife vet Dr William Fowlds.

Hi-tech boost for fight against rhino poaching

The Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park in KwaZulu-Natal, which has one of the largest rhino populations in the world, has reportedly experienced a 92% reduction in poaching incidents during a year-long project that has included the use of South African-built drones.

Rhino poaching numbers in South Africa continue to grow

The number of rhinos killed in South Africa so far this year has hit 1 020. But South Africa is not sitting on its laurels, a number of interventions put in place to curtail rhino poaching has seen 344 alleged poachers arrested since the beginning of 2014.

Rhino poaching numbers in South Africa continue to grow

The number of rhinos killed in South Africa so far this year has hit 1 020. But South Africa is not sitting on its laurels, a number of interventions put in place to curtail rhino poaching has seen 344 alleged poachers arrested since the beginning of 2014.

South Africa mulls legalising rhino horn trade

South African Department of Environmental Affairs is considering legalising trade in rhino horn as a medium-term solution to rhino poaching. This is just one of the measures that the department is undertaking to slow down the killing of the animals.

South Africa mulls legalising rhino horn trade

South African Department of Environmental Affairs is considering legalising trade in rhino horn as a medium-term solution to rhino poaching. This is just one of the measures that the department is undertaking to slow down the killing of the animals.

Elephants get their day

World Elephant Day, 12 August, aims to raise awareness of the dangers faced by the gentle giants of the wild and to support initiatives that protect them. Their numbers in Africa are down from a million in 1980 to less than 400 000 today.
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