Number of Rhinos Killed in South Africa in 2014

Statistics released by the United Nation’s’ Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) showed that 1,215 rhinos were killed in South Africa in 2014. The number of rhinos killed for their rhino horn was a record high. 1,004 rhinos were poached and killed in South Africa in 2013. 668 were killed in 2012. 341… Continue reading Number of Rhinos Killed in South Africa in 2014

Price of A Kilogram of Ivory for Sale in Asia

According to criminal justice programs and wildlife charities, a kilogram of ivory poached from elephants is available for sale in Asia at prices of $850 (€650). In 2011, over $31 Million worth of ivory tusks was smuggled from Eastern Africa to Asia, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. A large portion… Continue reading Price of A Kilogram of Ivory for Sale in Asia

Number of Rhinos Killed in South Africa in 2013

According to the South African Department of Environmental Affairs, a total of 1,004 rhinos were killed by poachers in 2013. The rate of poaching has continued to increase each year. 668 rhinos were killed in South Africa in 2012. 341 rhinos were killed in 2011. 333 rhinos were killed in 2010. 122 rhinos were killed… Continue reading Number of Rhinos Killed in South Africa in 2013

Wildlife Seizures in the United Kingdom in 2012-2013

Between April 2012 to April 2013, security services in the United Kingdom conducted over 675 seizures of wildlife items that were being trafficked into the country. The following is a small sample of the contraband items that were seized: 326 items made with ivory. Rhino horn that was worth $1.6 Million (£1 Million). 466 Hermann’s… Continue reading Wildlife Seizures in the United Kingdom in 2012-2013

Cost to Buy Rhino Horn in the United States

Officials with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service state that a pound of rhino horns sells for over $5,000 pounds in the United States. From the US, the horn is smuggled into China and Vietnam where it is used for various purposes such as hang-over cures. In Vietnam, crushed rhino horn was being sold… Continue reading Cost to Buy Rhino Horn in the United States

Elephants and Rhinos Killed in Kenya

In the first eight months of 2013, a reported 190 elephants, 35 rhinos, and 2 forest rangers were killed in Kenya. In 2012, a total of 29 rhinos were killed in the country. Between 2009 and 2012, nearly 1,000 elephants have been killed in Kenya by poachers. The total elephant population in the country is… Continue reading Elephants and Rhinos Killed in Kenya

Rhinos Killed in South Africa In First Half of 2013

According to criminal justice officers in South Africa, 515 rhinos were killed by poachers between January 1, 2013 to July 23, 2013. The rhinos were killed for their horns which are sold on the black market in Asia. (Prices of rhino horns and ivory on the illegal wildlife trade.) 668 rhinos were killed  in all… Continue reading Rhinos Killed in South Africa In First Half of 2013

Rhino Deaths in January 2013

Wildlife protection organizations and the South African Government reported that 82 rhinos were killed by poachers in January 2013. In Kruger National Park in South Africa, 61 rhinos were killed. 14 poachers were arrested as well. In 2012, a record 668 rhinos were killed by poachers in South Africa. Source:  Adam Vaughn, “WWF plans to… Continue reading Rhino Deaths in January 2013

Vietnamese Rhino Horn Trafficking Arrests

In the first six months of 2012, there have been 43 arrests of Asian nationals for rhino horn trafficking in South Africa. 24 were from Vietnam.

Despite having a large black market in rhino horns, there have been zero seizures of rhino horns in the country since 2008.

In 2011, at least 443 rhinos were killed in South Africa.

Online Advertisements for Wildlife in China

In April 2012, international wildlife monitoring group TRAFFIC found 3,389 online advertisements for wildlife products such as tiger bone, elephant ivory, rhino horns and hawksbill turtle products. The various wildlife products were being offered through 15 different e-commerce sites and auction websites written in Chines