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A Dramatic Rise in Rhino Poaching in South Africa…

…with reports for 2008 ranging from 71 to100 illegal killings.  Having just concluded a series of meetings with senior political, scientific and conservation experts during the last two weeks, I can sadly but confidently confirm that the number of rhinos poached...
A Devastating Day for the White Rhino

A Devastating Day for the White Rhino

A white rhino was shot dead by poachers at 8:15pm last Saturday in the Shamwari Game Reserve on the Eastern Cape of South Africa.   This is the first time a rhino has been killed illegally within the province in more than 150 years.  I find this incident so deeply...
News from Zakouma

News from Zakouma

An attack on Zakouma National Park has garnered international attention regarding  the global trade in exotic animals and contraband.  The attackers weren’t who typically come to mind when one thinks of  “poachers” – but the goal was the same. ...