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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 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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South African rhino’s horns to be poisoned to stop poaching


August 1st, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 1 (IANS) A South African wildlife sanctuary plans to inject the horns of its rhinos with poison to prevent poachers from hunting the animal. Ed Hern, owner of the Rhino and ... 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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Wildlife Officials Call For Urgent Action as Poachers Kill Park’s Last Female Rhino


July 20th, 2010 - 9:34 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
July 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Wildlife experts from South Africa are requesting that immediate action be taken against poachers after they brutally killed the last female rhinoceros in Krugersdorp park, which is ... Read more...

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Poachers kill the last female rhino in the South African National Park


July 20th, 2010 - 8:30 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Krugersdorp, July 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The only surviving female rhino in a South African game reserve has been killed for its highly valuable horn.This is the latest in poaching activities that ... 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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Animal organs worth millions seized at Guwahati airport


June 20th, 2010 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 20 (IANS) Customs officials Sunday seized a huge consignment of tiger bones and other animal parts estimated at a whopping Rs.10.66 million and destined for use in traditional medicines in ... 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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Rhinos find new home in Dudhwa Sanctury


December 3rd, 2009 - 10:45 pm ICT by ANI
Dudhwa (Uttar Pradesh), Dec 3 (ANI): Dudhwa National Park, located in the foothills of Himalayas in Uttar Pradesh, become an ideal home to the famed one horned rhinoceros that is listed among ... Read more...

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One-horned rhinos find safe haven in Uttar Pradesh’s Dudhwa National Park


December 3rd, 2009 - 7:24 pm ICT by ANI
Dudhwa (Uttar Pradesh), Dec.3 (ANI): The Dudhwa National Park, which is located in the foothills of Himalayas in Uttar Pradesh, has become an ideal home to the famed one horned rhinoceros that ... 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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‘24 rhinos poached in Kaziranga National Park’


February 25th, 2009 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Twenty-four rhinos were poached in Assam's Kaziranga National Park in the last two years, the Lok Sabha was informed Wednesday. Of these, 18 were poached in 2007 ... Read more...

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South African rhinos under threat as poaching spikes


October 2nd, 2008 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Oct 1 (DPA) South Africa's rhinoceros population is under threat from poachers, who are killing the leathery quadripeds in growing numbers for their valuable horns, according to a report released Wednesday.The ... Read more...

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Poachers kill rhino in Nepal’s national park


April 5th, 2008 - 1:23 pm ICT by admin
RIA Novosti Kathmandu, April 5 (Xinhua) A one-horned rhinoceros was killed by suspected poachers in Nepal's Bardiya national park and an army man assigned for the park's security was found dead nearby, according ... Read more...

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Rhino poaching sparks protest in Assam


February 10th, 2008 - 4:56 pm ICT by admin
Guwahati, Feb 10 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) came out on streets on Saturday to protests against recent killings of rhinos at the Kaziranga National Park in Assam.The protesters were showing ... Read more...

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