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Cecil, The Lion, was a popular attraction among international visitors to the Wankie / Hwange National Park, in Zimbabwe. Cecil was lured outside the Game Sanctuary’s boundaries by bait and killed in a canned “hunt”.
Cecil was a beloved character in the Hwange Game Reserve and was often photographed by tourists. “He never bothered anybody,” Johnny Rodrigues, of the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force said. “He was one of the most beautiful animals.” 13-year-old Cecil the Lion had been collared and tracked by GPS as part of an Oxford University research project the university has run since 1999.
“They went hunting at night with a spotlight and they spotted Cecil,” Johnny Rodrigues, told The Guardian. “They tied a dead animal to their vehicle to lure Cecil out of the park and they scented an area about half a kilometre from the park.”
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Why is Rhino Poaching Increasing?
During a recent Mission to Mpumalanga, I spoke with police and game rangers involved in the war against rhino poaching. They were frustrated. With over 600 rhinos already killed in South Africa, so far this year, 2013 is headed to surpass 2012's shocking 668 rhino deaths. In the year 2000, 7 rhinos were poached. In 2005, 13. In 2008, 83. In 2009, despite widespread outrage and pledges of decisive action by the government, 122 rhino were poached. In 2010, the number of rhinos poached shot up to 333. By 2011 it was 448. 2012 was the worst year in living memory for rhino conservation, 668 rhino were poached. By 5 September 2013, already 618 rhinos have been killed by poachers in South Africa.
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