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Re: Poaching

Unread postby manicwalker » Fri Feb 07, 2014 2:26 am

Thank you! Thank You! Thank you! :clap:
Lets hope its spent wisely
and it does make a difference to saving our Rhinos :pray:

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Re: Poaching

Unread postby Blast » Fri Feb 07, 2014 8:50 am

Great news on the donation, lets hope a fair portion is used to fix the fence

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Re: Poaching

Unread postby JeanniR » Mon Feb 10, 2014 8:08 am

Great news! :clap: :clap:
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Re: Poaching

Unread postby bert » Mon Feb 10, 2014 7:48 pm

Part of the donation is mine :wink:
I participate in the Dutch lottery 8)

Actually couldnt believe my eyes
A huge donation.
And this can tip the scale against poaching in Southern Africa.

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Re: Poaching

Unread postby Stark » Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:25 pm

So the rhino win when bert loses? :hmz:

And yes, what a fantastic donation. :clap:
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Graffity "Angry Rhino"

Unread postby Robbert » Wed Feb 12, 2014 1:15 pm

Found this graffity a few days ago in The Netherlands. This rhino is sooo agry about the ongoing, increasing poaching of rhinos. Lets hope this won't be the only rhino left :cry:

It resides next to a raillway, luckly it is behind a "sturdy" bar :)

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Re: Graffity "Angry Rhino"

Unread postby Grantmissy » Wed Feb 12, 2014 1:59 pm

Thank you for posting the picture Rob :thumbs_up: . It is good that people around the world are made aware of the plight of the Rhino’s through different means. This drawing indeed indicates a very angry Rhino who wants the slaughtering and butchering to stop :pray:.
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Re: Poaching

Unread postby Lesego » Wed Feb 12, 2014 3:48 pm

Media Release: The Hawks make nine arrests for rhino-related crimes


Date: 12th February 2014

Pretoria - The Organised Crime Unit of the Hawks in Limpopo has arrested nine suspects during a two-day operation related to environmental crimes, particularly the trade in rhino horn.

The police, who were acting on information received, arrested five suspected rhino poachers at Bela Bela yesterday afternoon, 11 February 2014, for being in possession of a rhino horn. The suspects were arrested during what was supposed to be a rhino horn transaction between the suspects and an undercover buyer.

The seized horn appears to have been poached from an adult rhino a few months ago. The five suspects are aged between 23 and 34. They are South Africans from the Mabula Village and Eersterust in Hammanskraal North, Pretoria. During the arrest, the police seized an uncut diamond, which was later tested to be a fake, and the suspects’ getaway vehicle.

They are due to appear in the Bela Bela Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, 13 February 2014, on charges of the illegal possession of a rhino horn.

This arrest happened a few hours after the Hawks were summoned to a rhino poaching crime scene at the Zonderwater Farm in Lephalale where two rhinos had been shot; one dehorned and the other wounded.

Rangers at the farm accosted individuals suspiciously making their rounds at the farm at about 16:30 on Monday, 10 February 2014. The police were immediately summoned to the area. A set of rhino horns, a high-calibre hunting rifle with four rounds of ammunition, a saw and a getaway car were seized.

The suspects, 31-year-old Kenny Sibiya, 42-year-old Butini Ndlovu, 48-year-old Richard Sibuyani, both from Bushbuckridge in Mpumalanga and 30-year-old Sam Nnone from the Dark City Village in Lephalale, are facing charges of rhino poaching, being in possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.

They appeared in the Lephalale Magistrates’ Court today and their case has been postponed to 28 March 2014 for a formal bail application while they remain in custody.

Earlier this year, three suspected rhino poachers, 39-year-old Jaime Mashavane, 40-year-old Thomas Chauke and 32-year-old Moses Mathobo, were arrested at the Shambala Game Reserve in Vaalwater, Limpopo. A hunting rifle and an axe were seized. The suspects are still in custody.

“We remain committed and determined to confront rhino poaching from all angles. We will continue to surprise them in the thick bushes where they are operating from,” said the Head of the Hawks in Limpopo, Major General Dibero Molatjana.

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Re: Poaching

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Wed Feb 12, 2014 5:06 pm

:clap: :dance:

Great news!

Well done Hawks.

Put them away until they are 150!
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Re: Poaching

Unread postby Stark » Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:43 pm

Fantastic news! And yes, no bail, and may the full weight of the justice system be used.
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Re: Poaching

Unread postby Carol g » Wed Feb 12, 2014 7:08 pm

Bush Baptist wrote::clap: :dance:

Great news!

Well done Hawks.

Put them away until they are 150!


I 2nd that :clap: :clap:
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Re: Poaching

Unread postby missings.a.! » Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:55 pm

Jackie Chan's interviews and videos against rhino and elephant poaching played on Chinese television.


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldne ... o-way.html

Please watch the videos they are only a few minutes long but worth seeing.

While the fight is hand to hand in South Africa. Hopefully, the rest of the world will wake up before it is too late.

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Re: Poaching

Unread postby salamanda » Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:58 am

"Time for Plan B" article by Colin Bell HERE in Africa Geographic blog

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RHINO

Unread postby Rhino Trots » Sun Feb 16, 2014 1:35 am

Does any know whether SANParks has had / are planning to have any rhino horn infusions done in KNP? I can't find any official statement or document outlining their stance on treatment of horn as a deterrent to poaching and I believe the funds from the Dutch Lottery is intended largely for this purpose. Would be interesting to know.

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Re: Poaching

Unread postby MATTHYS » Sun Feb 16, 2014 12:24 pm

Welcome to the forums, Rhino Trots.

Your query has been forwarded to SANParks PR.
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