Rhino Poaching

New Life Gives Hope to Africa's Elephants

Rob Brandford | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK
Rob Brandford

Elephants have the longest known gestation period of any mammal, up to 680 days, but it's a long pregnancy worth waiting for.

The Hidden Cost of Wildlife Crime: Four Out of Five Animals Die in Transit

Mike Baker | Posted 07.02.2015 | UK
Mike Baker

With an estimated worth of between 10 and 20 billion dollars each year, the "zero tolerance approach to wildlife trafficking" announced by HRH Prince William in Washington this week is so very welcome.

Meet The Anti-Poaching Dogs Trained To Save South Africa's Rhinos

AP | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK

Venom and Killer. These are members of a furry breed of anti-poaching operatives, dogs that can detect a whiff of hidden rhino horn in a suspect's veh...

WARNING GRAPHIC:This Is What Poaching Looks Like

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK

This shocking video of a mutilated rhino showcases the brutal damage poachers inflict. Despite ongoing efforts to curb poaching and save the endang...

We Have Our Own Talk

Joanna Eede | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK
Joanna Eede

Towards the end of World War One, the German army had become adept at decoding the Allied Forces' radio codes. To avoid the enemy 'listening in', the ...

The Destruction of Ivory Stocks Should Be Welcomed - But We Must Now Explain the Human Cost of this Vile Trade

Julius Maada Bio | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Politics
Julius Maada Bio

This human cost should not be forgotten. Rather it should be central to any anti-poaching policy. If we do not change the conversation, this evil trade will only continue unabated. With any luck, an acknowledgement of the economic and security implications of this poaching crisis may help formulate a more nuanced response that will save Africa's great wildlife before it is too late.

Protecting Africa's Rhinos and Elephants - Whose Job Is It, Anyway?

Wycliffe Sande | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK
Wycliffe Sande

As an African, when I witness the devastating effect poaching of these iconic animals has it makes me incredibly sad. Clearly the loss of a beautiful creature is terrible, but the amount of tourists that these animals bring into countries like Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania means that the impact goes way beyond the wildlife, and actually devastates communities.

To Survive and Reproduce

Elizabeth Turner | Posted 23.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Elizabeth Turner

Africa's wildlife is what sets the continent apart from the rest of the world. It is their best resource. With many areas tormented by political dispute, poverty and an on-going battle with the demon that is HIV, it seems that the people of Africa need to realise the significance of what remains. So why is it then that they can so easily be seen as passive in its destruction?

Rhino Poaching: We Must Do Everything We Can to Stop It

Kay Burley | Posted 12.07.2013 | UK
Kay Burley

Sadly, there are millions of humans who want to see rhinos dead. Most of them are in the Far East. Humans who think the horn of the white or black rhino can be ground down and ingested to improve their sex lives, cure cancer or ward off evil spirits. Humans who are prepared to pay heavily-armed poachers to shoot and maim these animals, hack off their horn and ship it half way around the world to China. It's the new drug trade in Africa, a multi-million dollar industry that commands $65,000 a kilo for rhino horn. An average rhino horn is about 5kg. It's not hard to do the maths.

Wildlife Genocide: The African Rhino

A.J. Higginson | Posted 06.07.2013 | UK
A.J. Higginson

The illegal slaughter of these majestic beasts has caused outrage globally - and rightly so. Animals are being lost on an almost daily basis. In 2013 there have been in excess of 273 rhino slayings in South Africa alone.

Rhino Horn: Myth and Legend

Dr Tom Flynn | Posted 19.06.2013 | UK
Dr Tom Flynn

The theft of rhino horns from Western museums is driven by a mixture of medieval superstition and a booming Chinese economy. Western economies are no longer booming, but keeping rhino horns in our museums is as medieval as it gets. Get rid of them.

Security Tight At Wildlife Parks After Rhino Poaching Tip Off

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.05.2013 | UK

Wildlife parks in south-east England are on high-alert after a tip off about a plot to hunt rhinos. Poachers in Africa regularly shoot rhinos to ma...

Elephant Crisis - What Poaching Does to Animals, Environments and People

Dr Kate Evans | Posted 16.04.2013 | UK
Dr Kate Evans

I am shocked, but not surprised, to find ourselves in the middle of another poaching crisis, one that is having massive impact throughout the African continent. A small trinket or a large extravagant ornament made of ivory will have had a bloody start as most ivory these days is illegal; hacked from the face of a dead or dying elephant.

The Fight Against Rhino Poachers in South Africa

Ivor Ichikowitz | Posted 20.02.2013 | UK
Ivor Ichikowitz

The fight against rhino poachers in South Africa has become a war - and it is a war which requires the latest defence and security solutions.

Planet Appetite: Sustainable and Responsible Tourism in South Africa - Safari Plus in KwaZulu-Natal

Rupert Parker | Posted 14.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

South Africa is now focusing on responsible and sustainable tourism, particularly for its safaris. It's the first destination in the world to offer "Fair Trade for Tourism".

'Selfish, Ignorant And Wrong': Prince William On The Rhino Horn Trade

PA | Posted 19.06.2012 | UK

The Duke of Cambridge has called people involved in the illegal trade of rhino horn "extremely ignorant, selfish and utterly wrong". Black rhinos a...

WATCH: Rhinos Transported Hanging Up Upside Down From A Helicopter To Elude Poachers

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 03.04.2012 | UK

Black rhino conservation is a very serious business. Poachers have killed over 300 rhinos in the past year alone, with the price of their horns clocki...

Rhinos Under Pressure, and how the UK is Taking a Lead Role in Their Protection.

Mark Jones | Posted 01.11.2011 | UK
Mark Jones

Poaching is now threatening remaining rhino populations across their range, from Kenya and Zimbabwe to India and Nepal.