Rhino Conservation in Kruger National Park

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Rhino Conservation in Kruger National Park is an extremely important part of protecting one of the most endangered species in the world. The rhino, part of the famous Big 5, has faced increasing pressure in terms of illegal poaching due to the horn trafficking market, habitat loss and dwindling population numbers. 

Rhinos might be unpredictable and temperamental, but they are beautiful creatures part of the magic that the African bushveld holds. It is thus of vital importance to keep them safe and healthy, which is done through conservation efforts such as data capturing of populations and treating injured rhinos that have faced the threat of poaching. 

The Kruger Park and its conservation partners have been instrumental in ensuring that malicious human interference with rhinos is curbed, and various projects such as 'Save the Rhino' allow the public to help efforts by adding monetary resources to the cause. 

34 rhinos butchered in Hoedspruit in a year

Poachers killed an adult rhino bull on the farm Jakkalsbessie in the Greater Hoedspruit Area on Thursday, February 9, 2012. They hacked off the horn...more

Baby rhino treated at rehab centre

A baby rhino, estimated to be a week old, was taken to the Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre, situated near Kampersrus...more

Big Bust Leaves a Hole in SAs Illegal Rhino Horn Trade

The SANParks Environmental Crime Investigation (ECI) Unit, a team of dedicated and skilled individuals, is determined to put an end to poaching...more

Black Rhino Hunting More Info

The proposed hunting of black rhino by Ezemvelo KwaZulu-Natal Wildlife (EKZNW) is not an undertaking that has been rushed into. In 1992, the IUCN...more

Black Rhino Subspecies Feared Extinct

The West African black rhino subspecies has tentatively been declared as extinct by the IUCN's African Rhino Specialist Group, and the northern white...more

Ex-cop, KNP staff, Mozambicans arrested for rhino poaching

The police arrested four Kruger National Park (KNP) staff members, a well-known ex-cop turned criminal and seven Mozambicans in connection with...more

First successful artificial insemination of rhino

The first successful artificial insemination of a rhinoceros has been accomplished by scientists from the Berlin Leibniz-Institute for Zoo and Wildlife...more

Integrated Effort to Combat Rhino Killings in South Africa

MECs responsible for environment portfolios in provinces has called for integrated anti poaching efforts to halt the growing number of rhinoceros being...more

Is There A Rhino War Looming?

There is great concern that a “white rhino war” is looming in the Kruger National Park (KNP) and surrounding areas. Since October 2007, about 20...more

More than 200 rhino poachers arrested

A total of 214 suspected rhino poachers were arrested in South Africa between April 2010 and March 2011, according to the 4th National Compliance...more

Reasons for legalising the rhino horn trade

John Hume is a game farmer in the Malalane area, south of the Kruger National Park (KNP). He is an ardent proponent for the legalisation of the trade...more

Rhino and Calf Slaughtered

Circling vultures led some Vlakteplaas rangers to two dead rhino, killed in the vicinity of Langtoon Dam in the Far Northern Region of the Kruger...more

Rhino Poaching Update

Read more on the latest news, facts and figures on Rhino Poaching and Rhino conservation both globally and in South Africa and Kruger National Park...more

Rhinoceroses in South Africa Under Seige

There is a way of thinking within South African environmental authorities that promotes the killing of rhinos rather than protecting and respecting them...more

Shocking rise in rhino poaching leads to formation of new unit

Ruthless and highly organised criminals are butchering South Africa's rhinos at an alarming and escalating rate...more

Three rhino poachers get 25 years jail time each

Three rhino poachers were found guilty of illegal rhino hunting at Phalaborwa Regional Court and sentenced to a maximum of 25 years imprisonment...more

Traditional health practitioners against rhino poachers

The Kruger National Park (KNP) took a stand with traditional health practitioners against the escalating rhino poaching war in the country. Over 500...more

Wildlife Enforcement Task Force to protect elephants and rhinos

The Ivory and Rhinoceros Enforcement Task Force of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) met in...more
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