Read the latest rhino news stories and issues, plus updates from Save the Rhino including our latest events news and opportunities
'Thorny Issues' news stories:
More than 150 rhinos killed in South Africa this year
More than 150 rhinos have been killed in South Africa this year. This is almost double the figure released only a month ago, and almost half of the total number of rhinos killed in the entire of 2010
Discussions on whether a moratorium on rhino hunting is needed
In a recent statement Minister of Environmental Affairs, Edna Molewa, said that she intended to “engage with the various provincial Environment MECs to look at the possibility of placing a moratorium on the hunting of rhinoceros.” She said that this was o
UK government calls on rhino horn consumer countries to act, via CITES meeting in Geneva
The UK government is calling on East Asian countries to mount 'appropriately targeted' awareness-raising campaigns to dispel the myth that rhino horn is an effective type of medicine, against a backdrop of alarming levels of rhino poaching.
Time Magazine article - Killing Fields: Africa's rhinos under threat
A recent article in Time Magazine highlights the current rise in rhino poaching and the increasing Asian demand and illegal trade which is driving the current crisis.
Africa's rhino face worst poaching crisis in decades
Africa’s top rhino experts recently met in South Africa to assess the status of rhinos across the continent and to identify strategies to combat the poaching crisis.
Hunters paying $150,000 to kill an endangered rhino may save the species
Brendan Borrell explores the thorny issue of trophy hunting of rhinos, together with the potential legalisation of the trade in rhino horn, and the economics of conservation.
South Africa wages war against ruthless poachers
David Smith writes in The Guardian on how the South African authorities are stepping up their response to the rhino poaching crisis.
Poisoning rhino horns
Ed Hern, owner of the Rhino and Lion Reserve near Johannesburg, made a statement claiming that he was planning to inject the horns of the rhinos on his game reserve with poison in an effort to deter poachers.
Relationship with Safari Club International
On 30 May, The Sunday Times published an article about Save the Rhino's relationship with Safari Club International. We were very disappointed with the poorly researched and expressed views of the journalist concerned, which sensationalised an important i