Scientists take radioactive approach to stop rhino poaching: “Essentially poisonous for human consumption”

In an effort to curb poaching, a new initiative could see scientists inject non-toxic radioactive isotopes into the horns of rhinoceroses to make them unfit for human consumption, according to Interesting Engineering. On June 25, the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, released the Rhisotope Project, a groundbreaking conservation initiative that aims to use science […]

Kruger National Park’s Declining Rhino Population Points Poachers Towards KZN

South Africa’s fight against rhino poaching takes a worrying turn as KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) emerges as a new battleground. While Kruger National Park, once the epicentre of wildlife poaching across Southern Africa, has witnessed a steady decrease in rhino killings over the last decade, new statistics show that KZN is bearing the brunt of the poachers’ […]

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