Undercover work by Karl Ammann in Vietnam and Laos showed that 90% of the rhino horn specimens collected was fake, leading to the conclusion that as these Asian economies grow, so too does the demand in rhino horn - so much so that the demand is more than can be met, forcing dealers to sell fake horn.
Posts tagged “Rhino”
The Kariega Foundation Save the Rhino fund was extremely fortunate this past weekend to receive a massive handover of roughly R70 000 from Angie Goody, organiser of "Thandi's Fundraiser" in the Isle of Man.
After Kariega Game Reserve's three rhino's were poached in March last year, Andrew Aveley, a previous Kariega conservation volunteer who spent time on the game reserve shortyly before the poaching incident, composed and posted to his blog this wonderful video tribute to Kariega and it's rhino's.
Rhino poached March 2012 on Kariega Game Reserve
On Monday the 25 March 2013, Kariega Game Reserve held a commemoration day for our two fallen rhino bulls that were poached this time last year. Kariega was also proud to celebrate Thandi's...
Photo of the Week - a close up of Thandi in the half light of dusk
As promised here are the first images of the new white rhino calf which was born around the 6 March 2013. It seems we welcome a baby girl! These great images were taken by Kariega Game Reserve ranger, Chelee Brown. Thanks Chelee!
While we remember the lives of the rhino that were lost to poaching in March 2012, Kariega Game Reserve is fortunate to celebrate the arrival of a new white rhino calf almost exactly one year on.
A touching music video tribute to African rhino calves who often lose their parents to terrible poaching incidents in southern African game parks.
On the 2nd of March 2012 one cow and two bull rhino’s were poached at Kariega Game Reserve.
We love this video compilation taken by Silvana & Remo Däppen from Switzerland. They stayed at Kariega Main Lodge in January 2013. We particularly enjoyed the awesome footage of our super-girl rhino Thandi. She has recovered so well since her...