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2014-07-02 12:22:50

WASHINGTON, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and the International Rhino Foundation (IRF) announced they are petitioning the Obama Administration to impose trade sanctions against Mozambique in response to rampant poaching. Since 2010, Mozambican nationals have slaughtered up to 1,862 rhinos in South Africa, as well as thousands of elephants in Tanzania and Mozambique. President Obama is authorized under the Pelly Amendment to the...

Fossil Tandem Horned Rhino Link To Unicorn Rhino
2013-06-21 12:14:01

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Thought to be the source of inspiration for unicorn paintings on prehistoric cave walls, the extinct genus of the Elasmotherium rhinoceros has always puzzled scientists, mostly because of a gap in the fossil record. According to a new report from paleontologists at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, a recently discovered skull of a Sinotherium lagrelii, a so-called tandem-horned rhino, has filled that gap....

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2011-07-04 08:00:00

South Africa, home to the world's largest rhinoceros population, lost nearly 200 of the magnificent beasts in the first half of 2011, according to the World Wildlife Fund International (WWF). At the current pace of poaching, the number of rhinos slaughtered this year may exceed the record 333 killed last year, the group said in a statement. Rhinos in Kruger National Park remain to be the hardest hit. The world famous safari destination has lost 126 rhinos to poaching this year and 146 in...

2011-05-25 10:43:00

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- South African Airways Vacations® (SAAV) has announced an offer that is majestic in scale: a 3rd night on safari free* with the purchase of its 9-day $2,799* (plus taxes and fees) Majestic Cape Town and Kruger package. The package must be booked by June 15th in order to qualify for the free night. Along with international and African domestic flights on South African Airways, Africa's most awarded airline, the Majestic...

2011-02-22 11:53:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lush landscapes, pristine wilderness and awe-inspiring encounters with nature's most magnificent creatures in their natural habitats will enchant the newest Bachelor, Brad Womack, and his three beautiful Bachelorettes as they embark on their romantic journey of a lifetime in SOUTH AFRICA. Their iconic South African journey will take them to Lion Sands Private Game Reserve, Sabi Sand, a family-owned jewel renowned for its Big Five Game viewing and...

2010-07-26 10:18:00

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 26 /PRNewswire/ -- South African Airways Vacations is offering a package fit for royalty, with nine days of 5-star luxury stays in Cape Town with tours, plus a safari and flights on South African Airways, Africa's most awarded airline. The "Safari Royale" package features four nights at the 5-star Cape Royale Luxury Hotel and Residence, a lavish enclave in the heart of Cape Town's metropolis. Its intimate and relaxed atmosphere will serve as a regal retreat...

2009-03-04 16:50:43

A South African man says he and his wife remained calm as a nearly three-foot-long cobra wrapped itself around his leg as he was driving his car. Gordon Parratt, 69, of Pretoria, said the dangerous Mozambique spitting cobra got inside his car last week at the Biyamiti rest camp in South Africa's Kruger National Park, and several miles after driving off, he felt something like an insect brush against his leg, Beeld, a South African newspaper, reported Wednesday. Fortunately I'm not the panicky...

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2009-01-19 15:32:04

Geographers from the University of Leicester are to use state-of-the-art technology to investigate how climate change is affecting the world famous Kruger National Park in South Africa. It is part of a wider project examining the impact of climate change of African savannas. The academics in the Department of Geography at the University of Leicester have been awarded Royal Society funding to establish a Science Network with South Africa. Professor Heiko Balzter and colleagues are going to...

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2008-02-28 18:25:58

Contraception of female elephants in one South African game reserve began in June 2007, well ahead of the news this week that the government has put culling back on the table. The birth control method, developed over 10 years, hopes to slow down elephant growth rate to prevent having to use culling to reduce numbers. In 1995 pressure from the conservation and tourism lobby around the world forced the SA government to put a moratorium on culling in Kruger National Park.But since then there has...

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2007-02-28 08:50:00

ADDO ELEPHANT PARK, South Africa -- The environment minister proposed a package of measures Wednesday to slow rampant elephant population growth - including limited killing and contraception - but stressed there would be no mass slaughter. The elephant population of 20,000 is growing at a rate of more than 6 percent per year, disrupting the delicate biodiversity in the flagship Kruger National Park and other wildlife parks, Environment Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk said. He said the...


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