By Elif Koc
With rhinoceros horn now more valuable than gold on the black market, poaching has reached unprecedented levels. Some wildlife preserves in Africa resemble war zones, as rangers struggle to keep pace with poachers, who may have ties to terrorist groups.
By PBS NewsHour
A mostly female anti-poaching unit known as the “Black Mambas” in South Africa won the United Nations’ top environmental prize this week.
By Larisa Epatko
Named for the most feared snake in Africa, the Black Mambas are a specially trained all-female anti-poaching team. Day and night, they sweep through a South African game reserve, protecting rhinos and other endangered species and looking for any signs…
Scientists use Internet reports to map the countries with the most illegal wildlife trade.
By Catherine Woods
Only about 29,000 rhinos remain in the wild today -- 73 percent of those wild rhinos are in South Africa -- and most of those live in South Africa's Kruger National Park. Authorities are desperately trying to combat a dramatic…
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