Tag Archives: Stop rhino poaching

The Kindness of Individuals in the Rhino Crisis

Last month, we at HESC spent a day with Investec and British actor, Nicholas Pinnock, and American actress, Shannon Elizabeth dehorning rhinos, in a campaign to expose international audiences to the realities of the rhino crisis. Investec set up the Investec Rhino Lifeline  as a way to do their part for rhinos: by educating young people, aiding rhino rescues and focusing on ways to reduce the demand for rhino horns….
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HESC takes in Khulula, another orphaned baby rhino cow

On Saturday 21 May 2016 at 08:30, Tom Coetzee from Thornybush Nature Reserve was radio’d from a ranger out on a game drive with news that a lone white rhino calf had been spotted. The calf was in distress and appeared to have blood on its face. On arrival, Tom and his team trailed the calf through the bush, but lost it after encountering a leopard close by. The smell of carrion…
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Update on Philippa’s treatment – 14 May 2016

On Saturday 14 May 2016, Philippa underwent another treatment procedure. Dr. Rogers, Janelle (Dr Rogers’ assistant) and Christo (HESC head curator) went ahead of the rest of the team to dart and stabilise Philippa. As usual, the evasive rhino played ‘hide and seek’ with us, but she was eventually located and darted. That’s when the rest of the team came in. No infection was detected on her would, and its continuing to heal…
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Another orphaned baby rhino arrives at HESC after her mother is poached

On Sunday 24 April, we took in yet another new orphaned baby rhino. This was hardly two weeks following the arrival of baby Nhlanhla. This baby rhino, named Olivia, is the second orphaned female rhino to be brought to the centre after Philippa.   This baby’s mother was savagely mauled by poachers, and she was found next to her mother’s carcass. As is the case with many poached rhinos, the mother’s horn…
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Spotlight on Damien Mander, head of the International Anti-Poaching Foundation (IAPF)

We had a visit from Damien Mander, who heads the International Anti-Poaching Foundation (IAPF). The IAPF is an institution that focuses on ranger training, operations, and integrating modern technology and solutions (such as drones) for the purpose of anti-poaching. The IAPF is funded through public donations, grants and fundraising activities, and aims to provide free training for rangers. We got an opportunity to ask Damien Mander, head of IAPF, a…
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