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Africa’s cheetahs, leopards face extinction as poaching intensifies

Posted in Africa: Lions with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 29, 2010 by kendickjerkins

Most rare and precious African fauna and flora species are on the verge of extinction, today more than in the past years following increased illegal trade in the past decade as global demand for these increases on daily basis.

Game poaching has been singled out as the greatest threat that could lead to the extinction of wild animals like elephants, leopards, rhinoceros, gorillas and buffaloes among other African animals, making these species more endangered like never before.

An African leopard

And a cheetah

I hope this cheetah looks as good on someone’s wall as she does prowling the African savanna in search of an impala to feed her kittens so that they too may maintain the beauty and biodiversity of the world in which we live.

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SA Opposition Party Wants Action Against Rhino Poaching

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 12, 2010 by kendickjerkins

South Africa’s official opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) party last week urged President Jacob Zuma’s government to pressure Zimbabwe and other neighbouring countries to act to curb exports of poached rhino horns. DA water and environmental spokesman Gareth Morgan said: “South Africa needs to put pressure on our neighbouring countries, most notably Mozambique and Zimbabwe, to ensure that those countries make it far more difficult for illegally-gained rhino horn to leave the continent for foreign markets.” Morgan called for a multi-stakeholder approach to curb poaching activities in the region. “Winning the war against rhino poaching will be a difficult task. The demand for rhino horn from markets in Asia is growing, and its high value means that criminal syndicates will go to great lengths to obtain horns.”

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