Tag Archives | rhino horn

First Legal Rhino Horn auction scheduled in South Africa

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With the Department of Environmental Affairs stalling the first legal rhino horn auction actually happening remains to be seen. Update August 30th: On August 20th the DEA did approve the necessary permit. Reportedly the first legal online auction had a less than hoped for response. According to TimesLive, contrary to protocol, Hume stated, “We do not […]

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Molewa outlines plans to sell rhino horn and wildlife

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South Africa home to much of Africa’s iconic wildlife moves from conservation to commodity with talks of selling rhino horn. South Africa’s Department of Environmental Affairs is increasingly seeing wildlife a commodity to be marketed rather than protected and a currency for community development. This was made clear yesterday [July 24] at a Parliamentary report-back […]

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Wildlife Conservation: Want Change Teach Children

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Several months back four year old Lori was asked to take care of her grandmother’s rhino while she was away. Wildlife conservation. Children care unless taught otherwise! Years ago I worked in a therapeutic foster care program. My role was to provide therapy for kids and teens in their foster homes as well as counsel […]

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Wildlife Veterinarians aka Medics in the Rhino Wars

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Without a doubt wildlife veterinarians are the rhinos’ heroes right along with the anti-poaching rangers. What follows is a meager attempt at understanding what wildlife veterinarians engaged in the rhino wars experience. It was back in early 2012 when I read a daily log by Dr. William Fowlds on Facebook.  He was treating a rhino […]

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Two Rhino Stories: Courage and Hope vs Greed and Disaster

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Life in African Wildlife Conservation is like a roller coaster ride of highs and lows as illustrated by these two rhino stories. One of the advantageous of the internet, especially Facebook, is the ease at which we can share information with a wide and diverse audience. As we at Nikela are about sharing stories about […]

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Campaign to Stop the Demand for Rhino Horn

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After a 12 month study to understand the Asian psyche Breaking the Brand launches their first advertising campaign to stop the demand for rhino horn. To stop the demand for rhino horn is a huge task. First we must gain some understanding of the Asian culture, the consumer, and what motivates them to buy. Not […]

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