Zimbabwe: Hwange National Park – Elephants Killed By Cyanide


The link below is to an article reporting on the deaths of 64 elephants by cyanide poisoning in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park.

For more visit:
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/09/20/why-are-elephants-in-zimbabwe-dying-from-cyanide-poisoning-experts-seek-answers/

Elephants: Poaching Kills An Elephant Every 15 Minutes


The link below is to an article reporting on the poaching of elephants, including the statistic that an elephant is killed every 15 minutes by a poacher.

For more visit:
http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/every-15-minutes-elephant-killed-by-poachers.html

South Africa: Rhino Poaching Continuing Unabated


The link below is to an article reporting on the poaching of Rhinos in South Africa this year, where some 515 individual Rhinos have been killed so far this year.

For more visit:
http://inhabitat.com/515-rhinos-have-been-poached-in-south-africa-this-year/

Article: Rhino Trade Deal Signed


The link below is to an article that reports on a deal between South Africa and Vietnam to reduce the number of illegally killed rhinos.

For more visit:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-20670012

Article: Democratic Republic of Congo – Massacre


The link below is to a disturbing report of a massacre at the Okapi Wildlife Reserve in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Six people were killed and 13 endangered Okapi were slaughtered by Mai Mai Simba Rebels in retaliation for anti-poaching and illegal mining activities inside the reserve.

For more visit:
http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0629-okapi-massacre.html

Elephant: 35 000 Killed in a Year


The link below is to an article reporting on the death toll for elephants in just one year – 35 000 individuals.

For more, visit:
http://worldnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/04/30/11467687-slaughtered-for-their-ivory-up-to-35000-elephants-slain-in-one-year-charity-says

South Africa: Kruger National Park


Poaching Has Killed Almost 100 Rhinos in 3 Months

The link below is to an article reporting on the poaching crisis in Kruger National Park.

For more, visit:
http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0405-hance_kruger_rhinopoaching.html