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Interpol seizes two tonnes of elephant ivory


June 20th, 2012 - 2:48 am ICT by IANS
Cape Town, June 20 (IANS) The Interpol seized nearly two tonnes of elephant ivory in an operation involving 14 African countries, including South Africa, it was announced here Tuesday.The three-month ... Read more...

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Rhino poaching on rise in South Africa


May 9th, 2012 - 10:41 am ICT by IANS
Cape Town, May 9 (IANS) As many as 210 rhinos have been poached in South Africa since the beginning of this year despite mounting efforts to stop the scourge, the ... Read more...

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Vietnamese man held with rhino horns


April 24th, 2012 - 4:29 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, April 24 (IANS) A 25-year-old Vietnamese man was arrested here when he was trying to leave the country with three rhino horns, authorities said Monday.The customs officers at the ... Read more...

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Rhino killed in South Africa


March 3rd, 2012 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, March 3 (IANS) A rhinoceros was killed and two others were critically injured after poachers struck at a game farm in South Africa, authorities said.Despite an intensified crackdown, ... Read more...

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$65,000 reward to nab South Africa rhino poachers


February 13th, 2012 - 3:25 am ICT by IANS
Cape Town, Feb 13 (IANS) Police in a South African province Sunday announced a reward of 500,000 rand ($65,000) for information leading to the arrest of suspects involved in the ... Read more...

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Britain to campaign for saving rhinos


August 15th, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 15 (IANS) Britain is going to lead a campaign this week to save the rhino from extinction.Rhinos are being slaughtered across Africa at the rate of nearly one ... Read more...

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Rhino horn more expensive than gold in South Africa


January 17th, 2011 - 10:12 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Jan 17 (IANS) The price of a horn of an African rhino has increased to 400,000 rand ($59,000) per kg, making it far more expensive than gold, the South African Broadcasting ... Read more...

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Two poachers killed in Kaziranga, rhino found dead (Lead)


December 13th, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Dec 13 (IANS) Two poachers were killed in a gunfight with wildlife rangers at the Kaziranga National Park in Assam Monday after a gang entered the area and killed a rhino, ... Read more...

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Two poachers shot dead in Kaziranga


December 13th, 2010 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Dec 13 (IANS) Two rhino poachers were killed in a gun fight with wildlife rangers at the Kaziranga National Park in Assam Monday, officials said.A wildlife warden said a group of ... Read more...

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One-horned rhino killed in Kaziranga park


October 28th, 2010 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Oct 28 (IANS) An endangered one-horned rhino was killed and its horn gouged out by poacher gangs at the famed Kaziranga National Park in Assam, officials said Thursday.A wildlife official said ... Read more...

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Last Female Rhino In South African Park Killed For Its Valued Horns By Hardhearted Poachers


July 24th, 2010 - 7:43 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
July 24, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The last female rhino in Krugersdorp Park in South Africa was killed on Wednesday subsequent to the merciless scything of its horn by some ... Read more...

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Poachers Kill Last Female Rhino For Its Horns


July 20th, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
July 20, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The wildlife experts in South Africa are extremely worried and have demanded urgent and immediate action against the poachers in the country.The situation turned ... Read more...

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Elle Macpherson regrets rhino remedy remarks


July 8th, 2010 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 8 (IANS) Supermodel Elle Macpherson regrets her comments over the use of a Chinese medicine made from rhinoceros horn. The Australian beauty infuriated animal rights campaigners after she suggested in an ... Read more...

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Elle Macpherson regrets promoting use of illegal rhino horn remedy


July 7th, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 07 (ANI): Australian supermodel Elle Macpherson has said that she is regretting her decision of promoting the illegal rhino horn powder as a Chinese medical therapy.In a recent interview with ... Read more...

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Elle Macpherson panned for advocating rhino remedy


July 7th, 2010 - 3:53 am ICT by IANS
Melbourne, July 7 (IANS) Australian model Elle Macpherson has been criticised by animal rights groups for advocating the use of powdered rhino horn, a traditional Chinese medicine remedy which is banned worldwide ... Read more...

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Elle MacPherson Promotes the Use of Illegal Powder of Endangered Rhino Horn


July 7th, 2010 - 1:22 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
July 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Although there have been several studies which deny that the horn of a rhino has any healthy uses, Elle MacPherson, who is a supermodel and entrepreneur told ‘The ... Read more...

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Elle Macpherson under fire over illegal rhino remedy


July 6th, 2010 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 06 (ANI): Australian model Elle Macpherson has been criticised for promoting illegal rhino horns as a form of Chinese medicine therapy.The 47-year-old Aussie has been slammed for encouraging the use ... Read more...

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Four rhino poachers killed in gunfight in Kaziranga


May 21st, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 21 (IANS) Four poachers were killed in a gunfight with wildlife rangers at the famed Kaziranga National Park in Assam Friday, three days after seven poachers were arrested on the ... Read more...

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Poacher gang consisting of former forest guards busted


May 18th, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 18 (IANS) Wildlife rangers in Assam have arrested seven poachers, of whom two are former forest guards, close to the famed Kaziranga National Park, officials said Tuesday. The poachers were arrested ... Read more...

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Rhino killed by poachers in Kaziranga


February 4th, 2010 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 4 (IANS) An endangered one-horned rhinoceros was shot dead by poachers Thursday at the Kaziranga National Park in Assam, the fifth such incident in the past one month, an official ... Read more...

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Rhino found dead in Kaziranga


January 28th, 2010 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Jan 28 (IANS) An endangered one-horned rhinoceros was found dead with its horn gouged out at the famous Kaziranga National Park in Assam, in the fourth such incident in the past ... Read more...

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Poachers kill two rhinos in Kaziranga


December 22nd, 2009 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Kaziranga (Assam), Dec 22 (IANS) Two endangered one-horned rhinos were killed by poacher gangs at the famed Kaziranga National Park in Assam, taking the toll of the giant pachyderms ... Read more...

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Rhino horn costlier than gold!


November 21st, 2009 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 21 (ANI): The cost of rhino horn has left gold prices behind for the first time in ten years.Rhino horn, which has medicinal value, now stands at 36,300pounds a kilo, ... Read more...

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Demand for rhino horn fuels poaching in India, Africa


July 27th, 2009 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 27 (IANS) A boom in demand for rhino horns has fuelled poaching in Asia, including India, and Africa, according to a new study. About 10 rhinos have been poached in India ... Read more...

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India’s endangered rhinoceros battles for survival (Feature)


June 29th, 2008 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
By Sanjeeb Baruah Guwahati, June 29 (IANS) India's one-horned rhinoceros faces an uncertain future in the country's northeast, its main home, because of unending poaching and shrinking of the habitat so vital for ... Read more...

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Poachers kill two rhinos in Assam


April 28th, 2008 - 10:45 pm ICT by admin
Guwahati, April 28 (IANS) Two rhinos, including a calf, were killed Monday by organized poacher gangs at the Kaziranga National Park in Assam, officials said here. A wildlife official said the poacher ... Read more...

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