To legalize or not to legalize the trading of rhino horns to save the black rhino, white rhino from extinction in South Africa? Despite the huge lobby to legalize rhino horn trade as a means to curb the poaching of endangered rhino and stop the wildlife trafficking and illegal trade, we at NIKELA remain opposed.
Organized crime is poaching Africa’s rhino to extinction partly because law enforcement is neither trained nor organized. From one of our trusted INTEL and anti-poaching sources we hear that “Experienced Security Operatives” support the belief that Kwazulu-Natal (KZN) Rhino poaching is on the rise due, inexperienced enforcement efforts ignoring the basics of
It’s almost as if the poachers, that includes all involved along the wildlife trafficking and illegal trade routes, are snubbing those protecting the rhino! “Two dead rhino have been found in northern KwaZulu-Natal…” “Four rhinos were killed for their horns… in the Eastern Cape…” “Nine rhino carcasses have been found in northern KwaZulu-Natal…” At least
Rhino horn, from Traditional Chinese Medicine to speculative investment endangered rhino now targeted by military, organized crime to fund terrorists. Back in 2010 when we first took an interest in curtailing rhino poaching it appeared to be a rather simple problem. Rhino horn powder is used in Traditional Chinese Medicine. The Asian Rhino was about
Many strategies to stop rhino poaching: de-horning to anti-poaching rangers, fix the courts to rhino horn treatment, tackling wildlife trafficking to poverty. It’s been two years since we started Nikela (a US based public charity) as a vehicle to help those on the ground in Africa saving wildlife. In March (2011) we got involved in
Black and White Rhino poaching happening at alarming rate in South Africa, number of organizations growing to “help” fight wildlife trafficking, organized crime and illegal trade, or are they? At the South African parliamentary hearings earlier this year (January 26, 2012) Andrew Muir with The Wilderness Foundation stated that out of the 150 organizations raising
WAR, Warriors for African Rhino, initiates campaign to save the endangered rhino in South Africa, please sign the petition, get your SA embassy involved, send a letter and get President Zuma to lead the charge. This morning we received an urgent plea to arms from our friends at WAR [Warriors for African Rhino] to join the campaign
Connected: Trophy hunting, animal poaching, wildlife trafficking, organized crime, rhino horn trade and now lion bones! Can you see it now? Stockyards along the highway filled with lions, rhino and who knows what next! Picture this: Lions squeezed into a stockyard or chicken coop style enclosure fed just the right calcium solution, and dose of antibiotics
Wildlife trafficking, rhino poaching, heroes, poachers, SA government, LA and New York. What do they all have in common? To bring you the latest news, stories and videos here are two brief clips discussing two broad topics: “What’s Happening to Africa’s Rhino?” and “Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Who Allows it?” This covers the latest
Rhino poaching runs rampant, about 150 dead rhino this year. SANParks and the South African government fail to stop wildlife trafficking, illegal trade of endangered rhino. The Parliamentary Rhino Hearings. SANParks pulls out when about 50% of the rhino’s poached are occurring in South Africa’s premier game reserve, the famous Kruger National Park.