The climate of the world varies from one decade to another, and a changing climate is natural and expected. However, there is a concern that the human industrial and development activities of the past two centuries have caused changes over and above natural variation…
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Johannesburg – Farm workers in the Musina area call the farm Prachtig the “animal slaughterhouse”. This farm is a central part of the State’s controversial case against an alleged rhino poaching syndicate.
Several people – among them two veterinarians – appeared on Tuesday in a court in Musina.
Investigating officers visited Prachtig over the past few days, [...]
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Port Elizabeth – While Limpopo’s rhino poaching case has the country up in arms, Eastern Cape conservationists are getting nervous about the safety of rhinos in their province.
“In cases like this it’s never just one syndicate that is operational,” explained Sybert Liebenberg, acting head of the EC Parks and Tourism Agency.
But there [...]
Pietermaritzburg – Rhino poachers have struck again – this time close to the city limits.
An eight-year-old white rhino bull was shot dead with an AK47 rifle at Karkloof Spa at Otto’s Bluff on Friday night.
Farm manager at the reserve there, Brendan Gevers, told The Witness that the bull was shot in the head and that [...]
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Ten-year-old Sello Kolensie’s speech to his Grade 3 class, depicting a mock conversation between a rhino and her calf at the Krugersdorp Game Reserve not long before poachers kill her, almost reduced them to tears.
“My teacher told me I almost made her cry and everyone else in [...]
Bewildered, hungry and confused, the nine-month old calf was found staggering through the scrub a few hundred yards from the mutilated corpse of its mother at the Krugersdorp Nature Reserve. The adult animal was one of many victims of a dramatic spike in poaching driven by a surge in demand in Asia, where rhino horn [...]