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Rhinos lost to poaching
2012 : 668
2015 : 1175
2013 : 1004
2016 : 1054
2014 : 1215
2017 : ?
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Giving a Growler for the Rhino

Giving a Growler for the Rhino
Local craft brewery Growler just made it easier for every South African to raise a toast to the battle against rhino poaching and make a real difference with each draught.

Minister Edna Molewa joined by Security Cluster Ministers highlights progress in the fight against rhino poaching

Minister Edna Molewa joined by Security Cluster Ministers highlights progress in the fight against rhino poaching
Thank you for joining us here today for the report-back on the Integrated Strategic Management Approach to fight rhino poaching. This is the second report-back we are having for 2016, and forms part of our regular briefings to the nation on our progress in addressing rhino poaching.

Minister Edna Molewa highlights progress in the fight against rhino poaching

Minister Edna Molewa highlights progress in the fight against rhino poaching
On behalf of my colleagues we would like to thank everybody for joining us here today, especially our friends and allies in the media, because we cannot get our message out without your support.

Camp Master raises R250 000 for anti-poaching campaign

Camp Master raises R250 000 for anti-poaching campaign
South Africa’s leading outdoor brand, Camp Master has raised a total of R250, 000 for the Rhino Action Group Effort (RAGE) through the sale of vehicle mirror socks at selected Massmart stores.

TABARD STOPS MOSQUITOES BUGGING RHINO RAGE RANGERS

TABARD STOPS MOSQUITOES BUGGING RHINO RAGE RANGERS
Prompted by their concern for the plight of our rhino population, Acorn Group, owners of the Tabard brand, recently donated large quantities of their products to help keep some 700 game rangers mosquito-free this summer.

SONY PICTURES TELEVISION PLEDGES ITS SUPPORT AGAINST RHINO POACHING

SONY PICTURES TELEVISION PLEDGES ITS SUPPORT AGAINST RHINO POACHING
If our Rhino’s don’t have a future, what will ours be?

WORLD RHINO DAY MEDIA ANNOUNCEMENT 21/09/2014

WORLD RHINO DAY MEDIA ANNOUNCEMENT 21/09/2014
South African Youth Rhino Ambassadors & the World Youth Wildlife Declaration heading to Vietnam

Wilderness Safaris Partners with Governments to Move More Rhino to Safety

Wilderness Safaris Partners with Governments to Move More Rhino to Safety
Wilderness Safaris, in partnership with the Botswana and South African Governments, is delighted to announce the next phase of its pioneering rhino translocation programme.

Konica Minolta South Africa forms a three way alliance

Konica Minolta South Africa forms a three way alliance
Konica Minolta South Africa forms a three way alliance to protect rhino orphans

SPECIALISED “RHINO TRAILERS” DEVELOPED FOR RAGE

SPECIALISED “RHINO TRAILERS” DEVELOPED FOR RAGE
TW Steel partnership with Rhino Action Group Effort (RAGE) raises R260 000 to date

Consol introduces its Rands for Rhinos range

Consol introduces its Rands for Rhinos range
Consol introduces its Rands for Rhinos range, a conservation collection that helps protect our diminishing Rhino population! 

RHINO CONSERVATION AWARDS RECOGNISE PRESERVATION EFFORTS

RHINO CONSERVATION AWARDS RECOGNISE PRESERVATION EFFORTS
Great boost for rhino conservation as HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco becomes Patron of the Rhino Conservation Awards and Barclays Africa joins as sponsor.

Vietnam's Prime Minister orders action on wildlife crime

Vietnam
Hanoi, Vietnam — Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has issued a top-level Directive to his line ministries prioritizing enforcement at all levels, and across ministries, to combat poaching and trafficking of African elephant ivory and rhino horn. 

Minister Edna Molewa welcomes the R232.2 million grant

Minister Edna Molewa welcomes the R232.2 million grant

South Africa’s Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Minister Edna Molewa has lauded the R232.2 million grant made to the Peace Parks Foundation by the Dutch and Swedish Postcode Lotteries.

Support our rhinos

Support our rhinos
Support our rhinos by just sipping a chilled Vergelegen 2012 Sauvignon Blanc from RAGE! Johannesburg collections only. Email: info@rhinorage.org

SOCKING IT TO THE POACHERS

SOCKING IT TO THE POACHERS
SOCKING IT TO THE POACHERS Buy Camp Master/RAGE vehicle mirror socks and donate towards this worthy cause while showing your rage against the devastating and criminal attacks on our rhinos.
 

RHINO CONSERVATION AWARDS 2013

RHINO CONSERVATION AWARDS 2013
NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR SECOND RHINO CONSERVATION AWARD
 
Following the successful launch in 2012 of the Rhino Conservations Awards, the organisers are pleased to announce that nominations for the 2013 awards are now open.  These awards were created to recognize exceptional individuals and organisations for their efforts in protecting our rhino population.

TW Steel To Partner with Rhino Action Group Effort

TW Steel To Partner with Rhino Action Group Effort
Oversized Watch Brand to Support RAGE in South Africa with Special Edition Timepieces

R 1 Million donation to fight rhino poaching

R 1 Million donation to fight rhino poaching
In the last 11 months, for each vehicle sold within the 10 participating dealerships, Unitrans Volkswagen has pledged funds to fight rhino poaching in SANParks. At the end of July 2013 this amount stands at a fantastic R 1 175 500.

BRANDEN GRACE PUTS HIS WEIGHT BEHIND RAGE

BRANDEN GRACE PUTS HIS WEIGHT BEHIND RAGE
Branden Grace, one of South Africa’s top golfers and tipped by many to be a Majors’ winner in the future, has chosen RAGE as one of his preferred beneficiary causes. 

World Ranger Day on 31st July 2013

World Ranger Day on 31st July 2013
Rangers form the frontline in protecting our natural heritage for future generations. Their work is often dangerous, difficult, unappreciated, unrecognized, and unknown.

The Rhino Wars – the real situation and the solutions

The Rhino Wars – the real situation and the solutions
Veteran eco-warrior, extreme conservationist and 50/50 television presenter Braam Malherbe has written a comprehensive and insightful overview of the current state of the rhino wars and an analysis of the various solutions to the crisis. Here is a summary of his paper.

R 6 Million to fight rhino poaching!!!

R 6 Million to fight rhino poaching!!!
Unitrans Volkswagen is justifiably proud to announce their donation to the Unite against Poaching fund stands at a magnificent R 6 Million.  

African rhinos won’t hold out for much longer, IUCN experts warn

African rhinos won’t hold out for much longer, IUCN experts warn
Gland, Switzerland, 26 February 2013 – Nearly 2,400 rhinos have been poached across Africa since 2006, slowing the population growth of both African rhino species to some of the lowest levels since 1995, according to the latest facts revealed by IUCN experts.

Vietnamese citizen arrested at Maputo airport with rhino horns

Vietnamese citizen arrested at Maputo airport with rhino horns
Mozambican police on Sunday arrested a Vietnamese citizen, Ho Chien, at Maputo International airport in possession of six rhinoceros horns, weighing about 17 kilos.

RAGE congratulate SANParks

RAGE congratulate SANParks
RAGE congratulates SANParks on its new initiative and the appointment of Major General Johan Jooste in the fight against rhino poaching. 

50|50 Links

50|50 Links
50|50 Links 2012

Integrated Rhino work

Integrated Rhino work
A proposed framework for short-, medium- and long-term
responses by range and consumer States to curb poaching for
African rhino horn

Update on rhino poaching statistics

Update on rhino poaching statistics
The latest rhino poaching statistics indicate that a total of 455 rhinos have been lost to illegal killings since the beginning of this year, with the total number of arrests at 207.

Let’s Give It Horns

Let’s Give It Horns
To celebrate the anniversary of the first rhinos ever translocated in South Africa half a century ago, and in support of the fight against the poaching of these animals, the Rhinose Foundation has launched Rhinose Day.

RHINO CONSERVATION AWARD ANNOUNCED

RHINO CONSERVATION AWARD ANNOUNCED
Dr Larry Hansen, Chairman and CEO of Hasselblad the Swedish camera manufacturer  is pleased to announce the founding of a "Rhino Conservation Award". This project is in collaboration with the Department of Environmental Affairs of South Africa and The Game Rangers Association of Africa.  

Update on rhino poaching statistics (2 October 2012)

Update on rhino poaching statistics (2 October 2012)
The latest rhino poaching statistics indicate that a total of 430 rhinos have been lost to illegal killings since the beginning of this year, with the total number of arrests at 205. The Kruger National Park has lost 258 rhinos to poaching. Limpopo, KwaZulu-Natal and the North West provinces continue to be the hardest hit by poachers, collectively accounting for the loss of 141 rhinos.

Symrise chats to John Robbie on 702

Symrise chats to John Robbie on 702
Symrise chats to John Robbie on 702 about their involvement with Rage

New report from TRAFFIC, The Wildlife Trade Monitoring Network

New report from TRAFFIC, The Wildlife Trade Monitoring Network
To view the latest report from TRAFFIC – The Wildlife Trade Monitoring Network click here

Incredible Connection Donates Laptops to SANParks

Incredible Connection Donates Laptops to SANParks
Incredible Connection joins the fight against Anti-Rhino Poaching

An interview with Karabina and John Robbie on Talk 702 Radio

An interview with Karabina and John Robbie on Talk 702 Radio
Karabina talks to John Robbie about RAGE on the 3rd of September 2012

RAGE's detailed Needs Anaysis and Funding Allocation.

RAGE
It must be recognised that all rhino reserves have varying levels of existing security, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and equipment. This ‘Needs Analysis’ is not intended to prescribe nor replace any existing security structures or protocols; it is intended to provide supplementary support where needed or requested.

Tracker joins RAGE

Tracker joins RAGE
Gareth Crocker from Tracker chats to John Robbie on Talk 702 about the importance of supporting RAGE and the movement against Rhino poaching in South Africa.

Recent arrests made in KZN

Recent arrests made in KZN
Dr Bandile Mkhize from Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife chats to John Robbie about the recent arrests and the on-going yearlong sting operation.

For the greater good – Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr contributes to RAGE

For the greater good – Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr contributes to RAGE
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr has contributed a substantial amount to the Rhino Action Group Effort (RAGE). RAGE was set up by Lead SA (a Primedia Broadcasting and Independent Newspapers initiative) to assist in the fight against the illegal rhino poaching scourge. 

Get serious. Get angry. Get involved

Get serious. Get angry. Get involved
There used to be a time when 30 species of rhino roamed the planet. Today, only five species are left because of crime syndicates that poach rhinos. On average two rhinos are being poached every day in the greater Kruger Park. 

RAGE & RUSTENBERG WINES

RAGE & RUSTENBERG WINES
Rustenberg Wines, when approached by RAGE, jumped at the opportunity to get involved and chose 2 wines that could carry the RAGE (enRAGEd campaign) labels whereby each bottle sold (bought by consumers) will see Rustenberg contributing R20.00 directly to RAGE.

DNA to convict rhino poachers

DNA to convict rhino poachers
During a ceremony held in Pretoria, Unite Against Poaching handed a cheque of R 250 000 to the Onderstepoort Veterinary Genetics Laboratory of the University of Pretoria. This donation is in support of a project to create a Rhino DNA database. 

Update on rhino poaching statistics (17 July 2012)

Update on rhino poaching statistics (17 July 2012)
The number of rhinos poached in South Africa since the beginning of this year now stands at 281 with a total of 176 individuals arrested in connection with rhino poaching. The Kruger National Park has lost a total of 164 rhinos to illegal killings.

UPDATE FROM RAGE

UPDATE FROM RAGE
The war is turning preventative as opposed to reactive which is fabulous news. In fact, in one month 20 people were arrested and guns and vehicles seized BEFORE a rhino was harmed. 

RHINO NEAL KIDNAPPED!

RHINO NEAL KIDNAPPED!
For the past few weeks, Rhino Neal, Rand Merchant Bank’s famous Rhino mascot, has been proudly displayed next to the Rhino Billboard. Now kidnappers have taken him from his spot, and RAGE needs your help. 

RHINO ACTION GROUP MEANS BUSINESS

RHINO ACTION GROUP MEANS BUSINESS
A massive billboard will showcase the logos of companies who make significant donations to RAGE for the fight against illegal poaching. 

RAGE thwarts rhino poachers

RAGE thwarts rhino poachers
Thanks to public participation, exhaustive investigations and grim determination, several rhino were saved from poachers caught this week, signaling a turnaround in policing techniques and hope for further arrests and convictions.

Estimating Rhino Numbers

Estimating Rhino Numbers
Estimating the abundance of species in a particular area of interest presents significant challenges. There is ample room for error and this prevents conservationists from obtaining exact counts.

RAGE funded this blitz.

RAGE funded this blitz.
A midnight joint police and animal protection group operation has resulted in a shootout and the arrest of five suspected poachers, including the alleged syndicate head in North West.

Convicted rhino poachers sentenced

Convicted rhino poachers sentenced
Lead SA and its RAGE (Rhino Action Group) committee would like to congratulate all the authorities involved in the recent successful arrest, prosecution and sentencing of three rhino poachers. The three Mozambicans were sentenced to 25 years each by the Phalaborwa Regional Court after being found guilty of illegal rhino hunting in the Kruger National Park in July 2010.

RAGE aims to turn citizens anger into effective action

RAGE aims to turn citizens anger into effective action
The involvement of organised crime syndicates in the global trade in rhino horn has dramatically accelerated the levels of poaching of rhino in South Africa, and has catapulted the protection of rhino from an issue primarily contained within the conservation field, to one that has sparked widespread public condemnation.

John Robbie, Dr Markus Hofmeyr and Sonja Meintjes Interviews

John Robbie, Dr Markus Hofmeyr and Sonja Meintjes Interviews
We interview John Robbie: "This is not the beginning of the end for rhino poaching, but it just might be the end of the beginning!" 

Jock rages at rhino poachers

Jock rages at rhino poachers
Thanks to a generous contribution from cellphone network operator MTN, the producers of the animated movie of Jock of the Bushveld were able to donate a handsome amount from the proceeds of the Johannesburg premiere of the movie to RAGE. 

No contribution too small – every little bit helps the rhinos!

No contribution too small – every little bit helps the rhinos!
Sometimes we all fall prey to a sense of hopelessness – what can we do in the face of such overpowering force that the poachers have at their disposal?  Well, that’s precisely why RAGE was set up, to provide a safe haven for every contribution, no matter how modest...