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African elephants face extinction amid poaching, habitat loss

26 Mar 2021 African elephants living in forests and savannas are increasingly threatened with extinction, according to the latest Red List of the world’s most threatened species, with conservationists stepping up calls for an urgent end to poaching and the destruction of the elephants’ habitat. The new assessments by the International Union for Conservation of … Continue reading African elephants face extinction amid poaching, habitat loss

The world’s last rhinos are in bad trouble – here’s why

By Helena Kriel and Don Pinnock Saving rhinos Part 1: The crisis. As anti-poaching costs soar, protecting rhinos has become a costly liability. Debates on what to do about it have become a war zone, and the biggest losers are the rhinos themselves. https://spkt.io/a/1684974 First published in the Daily Maverick 168 weekly newspaper. In the … Continue reading The world’s last rhinos are in bad trouble – here’s why

Wildlife protections, especially in Africa, cut sharply during pandemic -IUCN conservation group

By Emma Farge GENEVA (Reuters) – The COVID-19 pandemic is undermining nature conservation efforts, cutting park and anti-poaching patrols in more than half of Africa’s protected sites, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) said on Thursday.Rhinos graze in the Pongola Nature Reserve in Jozini, South Africa, October 6, 2018. REUTERS/Rogan Ward/File Photo The collapse … Continue reading Wildlife protections, especially in Africa, cut sharply during pandemic -IUCN conservation group

field guide from South Africa

Looking for a field guide from South Africa with at least level 2 FGASA, firearms competency, and trails to work at a remote base as volunteer coordinator. Will also be exposed to counter poaching and will be trained. Ideally registered with PSiRA. Mature, sober and non smoker. Must be fluent in English. Contact: founder@icorprotection.com

Botswana Denies 120 Rhinos Poached in 18 Months

By Mqondisi Dube GABORONE, BOTSWANA – Botswana, confronting an unprecedented rise in poaching, has refuted reports by former President Ian Khama that at least 120 rhinoceroses have been killed in the last 18 months. Instead, the government says, wildlife crimes have dropped by 70 percent since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Botswana’s former president, Ian … Continue reading Botswana Denies 120 Rhinos Poached in 18 Months

WRC (WILDLIFE RANGER COURSE) MARch 2021

Voluntarios Españoles. -3 Meses de Fase Teórica a Distancia, mediante Plataforma de Formación Virtual. -5 Días de Formación Práctica en España. -1 Día de Firearms Competency (Ranger). -1 Mes de despliegue en África, desarrollando tu trabajo como Ranger. Curso dirigido a personal de habla Hispana. info@rrtsia.com

‘Educated’ Dogs Take On Poachers

Highly Trained Dogs Are Tracking Down Contraband, Protecting Wildlife and Saving Lives As poachers go high-tech with helicopters, animal sedatives and high-powered rifles, the men and women protecting endangered wildlife are going old school — with dogs. Conservation authorities in Zimbabwe and South Africa say that poachers now fly in helicopters over game parks to identify … Continue reading ‘Educated’ Dogs Take On Poachers

Kruger rhino populations plummet – latest official stats

After years of silence about Kruger National Park rhino populations from South Africa’s Ministry of Forestry and Fisheries and Environmental Affairs, we can now confirm that populations in the Kruger National Park have plummeted to an estimated 3,529 white rhinos and 268 black rhinos. This represents a population reduction of 67% for white rhinos – … Continue reading Kruger rhino populations plummet – latest official stats

3 rhinos killed in two separate incidents in Lephalale, Gravelotte

LIMPOPO – Three black rhinos were found killed in separate incidents in the Lephalale and Gravelotte policing areas. In the first incident, a rhino was found shot and killed at a local game reserve in the Waterberg district on Friday, 22 January. According to a statement by Police Spokesperson, Col Moatshe Ngoepe, the carcass was … Continue reading 3 rhinos killed in two separate incidents in Lephalale, Gravelotte

WRC (WILDLIFE RANGER COURSE) JANUARY 2021 spain

Voluntarios Españoles. -3 Meses de Fase Teórica a Distancia, mediante Plataforma de Formación Virtual. -5 Días de Formación Práctica en España. -1 Día de Firearms Competency (Ranger). -1 Mes de despliegue en África, desarrollando tu trabajo como Ranger. Curso dirigido a personal de habla Hispana. info@rrtsia.com

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