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160kg of rhino horn seized in major SARS bust at OR Tambo airport

A total of 160kg of rhino horns were seized in a major bust at the OR Tambo International Airport by the South African Revenue Service (SARS) on Saturday. “Customs officers of the South African Revenue Service (SARS) seized 32 pieces of rhino horn, weighing 160kg, at a cargo transit shed at the OR Tambo International Airport.” It … Continue reading 160kg of rhino horn seized in major SARS bust at OR Tambo airport

Tanzania plans to reinforce anti-poaching rapid response team

DAR ES SALAAM, Xinhua) — Tanzania’s wildlife conservation authority said Monday it plans to reinforce the anti-poaching rapid response team in the country’s game protected areas. John Kaaya, the principal conservation officer for the state-run Tanzania Wildlife Management Authority (TAWA), said the team will work in collaboration with ordinary game rangers deployed in the country’s … Continue reading Tanzania plans to reinforce anti-poaching rapid response team

Protecting African wildlife: A defense of conservation territories (commentary)

By Leif Brottem W National Park, so named for its shape, spans Benin, Niger, and Burkina Faso, and has been called a ‘paper park.’ Along with the adjacent Pendjari National Park, it represents one of the last best refuges for wildlife in western Africa. African Parks Network recently announced it would formally take over the management of the … Continue reading Protecting African wildlife: A defense of conservation territories (commentary)

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

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