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Nearly 200 Rhinos Killed in South Africa So Far This Year

2011 is shaping up to be one of the worst years on record for rhinos. Poachers in South Africa have already killed 193 of the animals in the first six months of this year alone — that’s according to conservation group WWF. This grim uptick in rhino killing puts 2011 on track to surmount last […]

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Green Scorpions on environmental enforcement campaign

The Green Scorpions would begin a week-long ‘environmental enforcement’ campaign, says the Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. “The intensive programme will start with MEC Nandi Mayathula-Khoza’s visit to OR Tambo International Airport and the Pretoria Zoo where confiscated animals are held from 9am in the morning,” department spokesman Makoko Lekola said. The campaign […]

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