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Orphanage Works to Save Young, Vulnerable Rhinos

October 31, 2013
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Baby rhinos left to die by poachers after killing their mothers for their horns, get rescued and rehabilitated at a special orphanage. Elly Park reports.

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AFP (Dec. 19, 2012) — Conservationists say poaching has reached critical levels. At the only orphanage for elephants whose parents have been killed for their ivory, staff want more people around the world to adopt a baby pachyderm for Christmas.
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Scientists Battle to Save Orchid at the Edge of Extinction

Scientists Battle to Save Orchid at the Edge of Extinction

Reuters (Nov. 11, 2013) — A team of scientists in Australia are collaborating on a mission to save one of the world's rarest plants - an orchid species of which there are believed to be only two in existence.So vulnerable is the species of Caladenia spider orchid, that the team won't reveal its name or location in the wild as they try to rehabilitate it in a controlled environment. Rob Muir reports.
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Vietnam Horn Habit Threatens World Rhinos

Vietnam Horn Habit Threatens World Rhinos

AFP (July 18, 2012) — A medically unproven and illegal obsession for rhinoceros horn in Vietnam is threatening the survival of the world's wild rhinos. From cancer patients to those wanting a hangover cure, customers are prepared to pay big money for every ounce.
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Jackie Chan Says 'Stop Buying' Illegal Wildlife Products

Jackie Chan Says 'Stop Buying' Illegal Wildlife Products

AFP (Feb. 13, 2014) — Actor Jackie Chan has called on consumers around the world to stop buying products from endangered animals like tigers, sharks, elephants and rhinos -- on the day representatives from more than 40 countries gathered in London aiming to agree a landmark global declaration on the illegal wildlife trade. Video provided by AFP
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