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 Post subject: PLEASE!!!!!!!! NO RHINOS IN TRIP REPORTS!!!!!
Unread postPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:45 pm 
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I am happy for the lucky few that are still privileged to see rhinos on their trips but keep it to yourself for the sake of the preservation of these endangered animals. We don't want to tell the poachers where they are and so make it easier for them to locate them. Let each and everyone do our bit towards conservation.

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 Post subject: Re: PLEASE!!!!!!!! NO RHINOS IN TRIP REPORTS!!!!!
Unread postPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:56 pm 
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I fully support your plea, there is a request to not mention the location etc. Of sightings but I feel we must totally ban any pics of rhinos as well, it's a shame that it must come to this but I feel the best in the long run....

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 Post subject: Re: PLEASE!!!!!!!! NO RHINOS IN TRIP REPORTS!!!!!
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I really do not see the need for this, can/do we really believe that by posting a rhino location it will get the rhino killed? By saying a saw 2 rhinos on road "x" doesn't mean anything as there are probably 2 rhinos on road "x" every 2nd day!! Everyone knows there are a lot of rhinos in the south of the park for example, poachers don't rely on "rhino updates", they know the bush, they know kruger and they know rhinos. And not posting pictures? Really?


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luislang wrote:
We don't want to tell the poachers where they are and so make it easier for them to locate them.


Have a look to the SanParks website, e.g.
Introduction Berg-en-Dal
5 things to seek: 1. White Rhino ...

Introduction Pretoriuskop
5 things to seek: ... 3. Black Rhino

Do you really think that poachers need out trip reports to know where to look for rhinos ?

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 Post subject: Re: PLEASE!!!!!!!! NO RHINOS IN TRIP REPORTS!!!!!
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Travel tales are most commonly written weeks after the visit....not much chance any animal is still exactly where you saw it weeks ago.
I despise poaching/poachers as well..but I don't think these reports are causing/contributing to the problem.

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I echo what CC says :) the pics of rhinos does not assist poachers. But we do not reveal locations.

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The "live" trip reports are getting more common though, even if I doubt that this place is the source of information of the poachers, as CC says. They have much more reliable "on time" insider information :evil:


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I also don't think poachers need our trip reports to know where to find Rhinos, but I also think it will make us feel better if we don't name the exact locations where we saw them. But not posting pictures of such a beautiful animal? As long as we have them? If that is a general feeling amongst the mites, I will keep my Rhino pics to myself. :(

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 Post subject: Re: PLEASE!!!!!!!! NO RHINOS IN TRIP REPORTS!!!!!
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Dear TTalers,

Please see the announcement here :

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Dear 'mites

With the current war on rhino poaching we need to do our bit here on the forums as well. Please do not mention actual locations of rhinos when posting on the forums in reports etc. This is one way we can help save our rhinos.

This is an appeal made in a previous announcement. We have no control over the rhinos visiting the cams, nor that locations are marked on sightings boards in camps, but just ask for your co-operation when it comes to posting yours, or other people's sightings on the forums.

Sharing the experience of a wonderful sighting is welcomed. It is common knowledge where rhino are found - such as in the Kruger National Park, so no harm in saying 'we saw a rhino when on a walk there' - all that is being asked is the actual location is not revealed. For both black and white rhino.

Do not say: We saw a rhino at 10am drinking at Transport Dam this morning.

Rather say: We had a lovely rhino sighting on our drive this morning.

If you feel someone is giving away rhino locations, please PM a mod to deal with this, or report the post. Members may not attack other members via PM for giving rhino locations.

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 Post subject: Re: PLEASE!!!!!!!! NO RHINOS IN TRIP REPORTS!!!!!
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It makes me sad that we have reached this point :( . Certainly, anything that can be done, must be done.

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Micetta wrote:
The "live" trip reports are getting more common though, even if I doubt that this place is the source of information of the poachers, as CC says. They have much more reliable "on time" insider information :evil:



I agree with Micetta the inside information seems to take the poachers where the Rhino's are. This makes me sick. I am sure they don't go through trip reports or watch the webcams to locate the Rhino's.

:think: Maybe we should report on the whereabouts of a well guarded Rhino so that we can trap and cull these evil @@*&^*&s. :twisted:

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 Post subject: Re: PLEASE!!!!!!!! NO RHINOS IN TRIP REPORTS!!!!!
Unread postPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:52 am 
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:thumbs_up:BrendaK, sounds like a good idea.....

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I fully support your plea, there is a request to not mention the location etc. Of sightings but I feel we must totally ban any pics of rhinos as well, it's a shame that it must come to this but I feel the best in the long run....


Ok, maybe that was a bit extreme, but I don't think we should underestimate the info on this forum....
:hmz:

But ja, I just feel so :slap: helpless
:cry: :cry: :cry:

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Unread postPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:58 am 
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I was merely bringing Bert's request in his post under the "announcements" above this thread, under the topic "not posting endangered species" to everyone's attention again as it is being ignored. That was a year ago and the moderators deemed it necessary to place it then. There is a war on against the poachers and they should be shot on sight or jailed for life if caught. At the current rate of poaching we will have lost even more than the 400 lost last year as it has increased on a yearly basis over the last few years. One more rhino lost is too many and we cannot afford it. It is unfortunately a sad state of affairs and to those that are critisizing and crusifying me for pointing this out I say enjoy your sightings while you can and take your pictures because very soon that is all you will have left to look at. SHALOM / PEACE / VREDE

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Unread postPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:58 am 
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I applaud the concern; but seeing as how SANParks staff have been implicated and arrested for the slaughter of rhinos and possession of rhino horn, I don't think they are relying on Joe Public to tell them where the beasties are...


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This is so sad :( :( I agree though. Just dont post exact locations and times. :naughty:

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