Dehorning rhinos: why there may be a case for doing it

Keith Somerville, University of Kent The large bull rhino was about a hundred metres away. The jeep carrying the darting team moved closer, there was a popping sound and the bull twitched and moved off with a dart clearly visible in his upper leg. Within two minutes he was down on his knees. The dehorning …

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Save the Elephants! … by Owning Them

by Bill Wirtz One hundred leading conservationists, politicians, and celebrities addressed an open letter to the government of the United Kingdom (which has been published by the Telegraph), asking for a ban on ivory trade. They want Her Majesty’s Government to become a global leader on the prohibition of wildlife trade and help combat African poaching groups. Since we …

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Africa News Headlines for 12 December 2014

Antiporn law screws risque Ugandan singer Source: Mail & Guardian Why Rwandan men are rushing to be circumcised Source: News of Rwanda Mozambique sex workers learn to put life before money as HIV rates increase Source: The Guardian Africa Check: Does South Africa face an electricity grid collapse? Source: Daily Maverick South Africa: Don’t Let …

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Africa News Headlines for 16 May 2014

Mbabazi: Museveni may not run in 2016Source: The Observer Farm Workers in Africa Pessimistic About Their LivesSource: Gallup World Architecture: Africa in the makingSource: The Africa Report Life on the run from homophobiaSource: Mail & Guardian Premier Commits To Carry On Fight Against Poaching And Ivory TradeSource: China Topix Tullow may start fracking in KenyaSource: …

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