Posts Tagged ‘Kenya’

Saying Goodbye to Sudan, the Last Male Northern White Rhino

It is with heavy hearts that we learn of the passing of Sudan, who was the last male northern white rhino, at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya. Species extinction is one of the markers of the #Anthropocene. In May 2016 the #AnthropoceneProject Team had the honour of sharing some intimate moments with Sudan at Ol Pejeta. Sudan’s last days were…

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Last male northern white rhino joins Tinder to raise money

BBC News The last male northern white rhino on earth has joined the dating app Tinder – as part of fundraising efforts by conservationists to save the species. At 43 (or 100 in rhino years), Sudan is described as “one of a kind”, who likes to eat grass and chill in the mud. Attempts to…

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Kenyan Wildlife Authorities Prepare to Torch Ivory to Deter Poaching

By Ben Curtis | The Globe and Mail | April 4, 2016 Kenyan wildlife authorities Monday started moving at least 105 tons of ivory and one ton of rhino horn in preparation for the torching of the items at the end of the month to discourage ivory and rhino-horn trade believed to be fuelling poaching of…

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