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Will Evolution Be the New Antipoaching Tool?

Will Evolution Be the New Antipoaching Tool?

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 25, 2013 19

Despite antipoaching patrols, increased arrests, relocation and unmanned security drones, it seems we’re losing the battle against wildlife poachers. Already in the first six months of 2013, for example, in South Africa alone, 428

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Indian Rhino Numbers Are Up, But Will Preserves Ultimately Help Poachers?

Indian Rhino Numbers Are Up, But Will Preserves Ultimately Help Poachers?

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 9, 2013 7

On the flood plains of the Brahmaputra River in Assam, India, lies Kaziranga National Park, one of the last areas in the eastern part of the country to be undisturbed by human presence. Here,

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CITES: Can a Crackdown on Wildlife Crime Wait Another Year?

CITES: Can a Crackdown on Wildlife Crime Wait Another Year?

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 27, 2013 15

Just two weeks ago, on March 14 and 15, 2013, in southern Chad near the country’s border with Cameroon, poachers killed at least 86 elephants—maybe more. The victims included 33 pregnant females and 15n calves. The

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Rhinos Poached to the Brink

Rhinos Poached to the Brink

Lisa Poppleton October 16, 2012 0

A recent article in the South African newspaper Times Live reported that two poachers were sentenced to 29 years each in prison for killing a rhino and its calf in Kruger National Park.  The

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WWF Nepal Launches Conservation Drones

WWF Nepal Launches Conservation Drones

Lisa Poppleton June 28, 2012 0

On June 12, 2012, World Wildlife Fund Nepal successfully tested two drones designed to monitor animals and keep a lookout for poachers in Chitwan National Park.  With a two-meter wingspan and a 25-km range, the

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Rare Rhino Encounters! On Safari in Kenya with Rick

Rare Rhino Encounters! On Safari in Kenya with Rick

guest April 6, 2012 1

By Rick Guthke General Manager, Natural Habitat Adventures Sitting on the roof-mounted seat atop our Land Rover, we found the first rhino in less than five minutes. Within a few hours, we’d found at

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Bhutan Takes Measures Against Wildlife Poaching

Bhutan Takes Measures Against Wildlife Poaching

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 20, 2012 11

By any measure, Bhutan is a spiritual place, known for how it assesses the quality of life of its citizens, phrased as “gross national happiness (GNH).” The term, in fact, was coined in 1972

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Video: Rhino Relocation

Video: Rhino Relocation

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 17, 2011 14

The last few weeks haven’t been good for rhinos. At the end of October 2011, the World Wildlife Fund declared the Javan rhinoceros (Rhinoceros sondaicus annamiticus) extinct in Vietnam. Then, within the span of

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