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Permit to hunt endangered rhino sells for $350,000 despite protests

A rhino.A permit to hunt a black rhino in Namibia sold for $350,000 at an auction in Dallas on Saturday with proceeds going to protect the endangered animals despite protests from animal rights groups that saw the sale as immoral conservation.

South Africa lost more than two rhino a day to poachers last year

Close to a thousand rhino killed in South Africa last yearIndications are South Africa did not reach the four figure mark of rhino killed by poachers last year.

Kenya says Somali Islamists kill six in cross-border raid

Kenyan Defence Force assets.Four members of Kenya's police force and two civilians were killed in an ambush on Tuesday by suspected Somali Islamist militants near the Somali border, a senior official said.

Hot pursuit of poachers could be on the way

SA/Mozambique memorandum could see hot pursuit of poaching suspectsBy the end of January the man heading SANParks anti-poaching operations should know whether his men will be given the hot pursuit option into Mozambique when tracking suspected rhino poachers.

Germany donates vehicles, survey equipment for demarcation of Rwanda-Uganda border

A border fence.The German embassy in Kampala has donated vehicles and survey equipment to the Ugandan government in order for it to demarcate its 169km-long border with Rwanda following decades of bloody land disputes between their borderline communities.

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