poaching

Coal Mining Threatens World’s Greatest Rhino Sanctuary

white rhino and her calf

The surface of a pool near the Imfolozi river ripples as a white rhino, its young calf close by, lowers its mouth to drink. Rhinos have roamed the Earth in such a way for 40 million years. Humans, by comparison, are new kids on the block. Yet it is modern man that threatens to drive these stately creatures to extinction…. [More]

Female Anti-Poaching Team in South Africa Saves Rhinos

Night-time listening posts like this one on a hill in the south of the reserve are critical to their mission, visual policing and early detaction.  Collette Ngobeni holds the spotlight bythe light of the full moon. The ladies of the first all female Anti-Poaching Unit in Africa, on patrol, making roadblocks and sitting in listening posts at night in Balule Private Nature Reserve.

  This is part of our current partnership with the UK Guardian, LinkTV.org and public television station KCET By Jeffrey Barbee Excerpted from the UK Guardian, February 2015 The battle against the poaching that kills a rhino every seven hours in South Africa has acquired a new weapon: women. The Black Mambas are all young women from local communities, and… [More]