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This is what happens to to poachers #protecttherhinos #savetheelephants #Bushwise

Close encounter with these guys 😳 (Matobo NP, 06.03.17) #rhinos #africa #zimbabwe #protecttherhinos

The #hyenapack on our last evening 🇿🇦 such a privilege to meet these hard working people who have dedicated their lives trying to protect the Rhino from those who would slaughter them. Under their care these animals not only survive but thrive 🦏 #protecttherhinos #southafrica

I already had an unhealthy obsession with @melissamccarthy and then I find out she wants to protect the rhinos 🦏 ... be still my beating heart. #protecttherhinos

The stare down. Amanda vs white rhino.
Its sad that in less than 20 years these animals very likely won't exist in the wild due to poaching. Its extremely hard to prevent poaching now too due to the fact that they use helecopters to shoot down animals, land briefly just to tear off the horn and take off. The animals don't stand a chance and neither do the people trying to catch them.
#protecttherhinos #savetherhinos #KrugerNationalPark #wildanimals #safarilife #lifeonthebush

Introducing you to 'd e l i l a h ' Just adding the final touches and then she will head to the framers to hopefully then be accepted in an art exhibition 🙊#rhinolove @ausrhinoproject

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The stare down. Amanda vs white rhino.
Its sad that in less than 20 years these animals very likely won't exist in the wild due to poaching. Its extremely hard to prevent poaching now too due to the fact that they use helecopters to shoot down animals, land briefly just to tear off the horn and take off. The animals don't stand a chance and neither do the people trying to catch them.
#protecttherhinos #savetherhinos #KrugerNationalPark #wildanimals #safarilife #lifeonthebush

Rhino sighting in Chitwan! #protecttherhinos #cutiepatootie😊

This is what happens to to poachers #protecttherhinos #savetheelephants #Bushwise

No one in the world needs a rhino horn but a rhino 🌍🌎🌏
#studio54 #savetherhino #somewhereinafrica #protected #bushveld #naturephotography #nature #protecttherhinos

The #hyenapack on our last evening 🇿🇦 such a privilege to meet these hard working people who have dedicated their lives trying to protect the Rhino from those who would slaughter them. Under their care these animals not only survive but thrive 🦏 #protecttherhinos #southafrica

According to the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (worldwildlife.org), the black rhinoceros (or hook-lipped rhinoceros, Diceros bicornis) are estimated at 2,480 individuals, the southern white rhinoceros (or the southern square-lipped rhinoceros, Ceratotherium simum simum) only exists in protected sanctuaries, and the northern white rhinoceros (or the northern square-lipped rhinoceros, Ceratotherium simum cottoni) is thought to be extinct in the wild with only a few individuals held Kenyan sanctuaries. 🦏💞🦏







#rhinoawarenessday #rhinosaurus #savetherhinos #protecttherhinos #stoppoaching #rhino #endangeredspecies #whiterhino #blackrhino #kenya #dicerosbicornis #worldwildlifefund #worldwildlifeorg #tydonsafaris #safari #wildlife #nationalwildlifefederation #worldwildlifefederation #animallove #zoology #therealunicorns #horns #thevegasvet

This breaks my heart and makes me feel sick. "It is a sad day for Africa’s rhino. The dismissal was made on appropriate legal grounds but from a conservation perspective, it is potentially disastrous for Africa’s imperiled rhino population.

Africa’s rhino—the majority of which reside in South Africa—have already suffered record levels of poaching to supply the illicit rhino horn trade. With the moratorium on domestic trade lifted in South Africa, criminal gangs now have legal cover under which to operate. This will complicate the efforts of law enforcement officials in Africa and Asia trying to determine whether rhino horn is being shipped legally.

We have already seen the damage a legal market can do with the elephant ivory trade over the past 25 years. The legal trade has muddied the waters for law enforcement combating illegal ivory trafficking, while removing the stigma once attached to owning, buying and selling ivory. This strategy has ultimately proven ineffective in stopping elephant poaching, and there is no reason to expect a different outcome for Africa’s rhino.

What’s more, a decision to legalize rhino horn trade could be interpreted as an endorsement of the erroneous belief that the horn contains medicinal properties. A rhino’s horn is made up of keratin, the same material found in human hair and nails. Consumers in many Asian countries, however, believe it can cure everything from a headache to cancer. If legalization is perceived as an endorsement, it could stimulate, rather than curtail, demand.

As we’ve stated previously, legalizing any rhino horn trade sends mixed messages to the marketplace at a time when a single, unambiguous message needs to be communicated to the millions—possibly billions—of existing and potential consumers of this product. The dismissal of the appeal is an indisputable setback for those trying to protect Africa’s rhino. We at AWF despair for what this will mean for the survival of the species." #rhino #africa #wakeup #hornsbelongontheirheads #nospecialpowers #standupspeakout #bekind #dogood #protecttherhinos #alllifeissacred #alllivingthingsdeservetobehappyhealthyandfree #fightthegoodfight

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