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Latest version of the IUCN Red List declares Western black rhino extinct
The annual update of the IUCN Red List has pronounced the Western black rhino (Diceros bicornis longipes), formerly found in Cameroon and other West African countries, extinct and the Northern white rhino (Ceratoherium simum cottoni) as presum
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.
Rhino horn thefts from European museums
We were extremely alarmed to hear about the recent spate of thefts of rhino trophy mounts from European museums. These incidents follow an identified increase in the prices being fetched for rhino trophy mounts in Auction houses across Europe
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.
Raoul du Toit awarded the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize
We're thrilled to announce that Raoul du Toit, Director of the Lowveld Rhino Trust (LRT) in Zimbabwe has been awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize, often referred to as the 'Nobel Prize for Conservation'.
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.
Sale of rhino trophy mounts banned
On 18 February 2011 the UK’s Animal Health's Wildlife Licensing and Registration Service (WLRS), following European Commission guidance, brought into force a ban on the selling of rhino horn trophies.
Vulnerable Indian rhinos successfully moved to new habitat!
Efforts to save the Indian rhino are in full swing in India’s state of Assam. In a move to ensure the survival of this vulnerable species, one male and three female rhinos were translocated from Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary to Manas National Park on Monday
Psst! Want to make a mint out of rhino horn?
Writing in The Times, Simon Barnes reports on how UK auction houses are exploiting a legal loophole to make vast profits from sales of taxidermy troophy mounts.