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Elephants get their day

World Elephant Day, 12 August, aims to raise awareness of the dangers faced by the gentle giants of the wild and to support initiatives that protect them. Their numbers in Africa are down from a million in 1980 to less than 400 000 today.
Tusker research goes social

Hippo helps fund specialist rhino task team

The Rhino Action Group Effort (RAGE) will now be able to establish a specialist task team that will be strategically deployed to fight rhino poaching and bring culprits to book, thanks to a R190 000 donation from comparison website hippo.co.za.

Rhino care on wheels

The Rhino Orphanage cares for baby rhino affected by poaching, or injured when their mothers are killed by poachers. It now also has a rapid response ambulance to get the right care to the animals.
Sangomas join the rhino force

'Poisoned' rhino horns to beat poachers

‘Poisoned’ rhino horns to beat poachers

The latest attempt to counter the thriving crime of rhino poaching comes in the form of a poisonous substance with which South African private game reserve Sabi Sand Wildtuin is now treating its rhinos' horns.

Rhinos in Boucher’s safe hands

Following a severe eye injury which forced his early retirement, former Proteas wicketkeeper Mark Boucher has gloved up for rhinos – the cricket star has decided to devote his time to rhino activism as South Africa battles with escalating poaching figures.

Using technology to fight poaching

The use of smart technology is the latest approach being used to combat rhino poaching. Arms company Denel has committed to the cause, as has a pair of social entrepreneurs who are putting the power in the hands of the owners of smart devices.
• A legacy for the African rhino

Giving rhinos a voice through art

Through her conscious art background, Cape Town-based artist Nix Davies is doing her bit to help fight the current plight of South Africa’s rhino population, which continues to drop in large numbers due to poaching.

Mountain bikers race for rhinos

The FedGroup Berg & Bush mountain bike race through KwaZulu-Natal is joining forces with Spioenkop Game Reserve to protect its 28 white rhino in celebration of World Rhino Day on Saturday.

Sangomas join the rhino force

In 2011, two species of rhino were driven virtually to extinction - fortunately a remnant of one still survives in a game park, but the fight to save the animal goes on. Now South Africa's sangomas, or traditional healers, have joined the fray.
SANParks ups their game for rhinos

UJ cricketers bat for rhinos

The University of Johannesburg cricket club has adopted a strong stance against rhino poaching and will be coming out to bat for the endangered creatures this season, with all the university's teams wearing a kit bearing the "stop rhino poaching now" logo at all their fixtures.

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