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Protecting Namibia's Desert-Adapted Rhino

Protecting Namibia's Desert-Adapted Rhino

Though South Africa remains the epicenter of Africa’s poaching crisis, its neighbors are feeling the impact of the illicit wildlife trade as well. Namibia, for example, lost an average of 1.25 rhinos per year between 2009 and 2012, five in 2013… and 24 in 2014.

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What Shall We Celebrate on World Rhino Day?

Rhino wanders Tanzania's grasslands

It is no way to kick off World Rhino Day. Little Bahati, from Kenya’s Tsavo National Park, had already been the victim of rhino poachers when they shot and killed his mother last year, taking her horns and orphaning the defenceless rhino calf.  

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Dynamic Duo: Genet Hitches a Rhino Ride

Genet

A video has surfaced showing a genet hitchhiking on a critically endangered black rhino. Although typically solitary creatures, this genet, nicknamed Genet Jackson—after the popular singer—appears to enjoy traveling on the backs of larger wildlife.

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On Their Level: My First Walking Safari

On Their Level

A guided walking safari offers the thrilling opportunity to get closer to some of Africa’s most charismatic wildlife. Up until last month, I had completed all my safaris sat within a Land Rover or a rental car.

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Ivory and Rhino Horn Seizure Something to Celebrate?

Elephant in Mozambique

Update: Latest reports show the rhino horns seized in Mozambique have now gone missing. We will provide additional updates as we learn more.

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