Only rhino to survive Kenyan relocation is attacked by lions

Only rhino to survive Kenyan relocation is attacked by lionsThe only rhino to survive a bungled relocation to a Kenyan wildlife park has been attacked by lions, tourism minister Najib Balala said on Thursday. Ten out of 11 black rhinos being moved by the state wildlife service last month died in their new home in Tsavo East National Park, prompting protests from conservation groups around the world. Balala said an independent inquiry had found that negligence by conservation officers was to blame for the deaths.


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Seven black rhinos die in Kenya in botched relocation -media

Seven black rhinos die in Kenya in botched relocation -mediaSeven black rhinos are dead after a botched relocation by Kenya Wildlife Service, the Daily Nation newspaper reported on Friday. The rhinos, who are part of a critically endangered species, died in “unclear circumstances” at the Tsavo East National Park, the newspaper reported. Kenya had a rhino population of 1,258 in 2017 of which 745 are black rhinos, 510 are southern white rhinos and three were northern white rhinos, having grown from less than 400 rhinos in the 1980s.


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Eight black rhinos die in Kenya during relocation between parks

Eight black rhinos die in Kenya during relocation between parksEight black rhinos have died in Kenya while being transported by the state wildlife service between two national parks, Tourism Minister Najib Balala said on Friday in a statement. The rhinos, who are part of a critically endangered species, died at Tsavo East National Park, the Daily Nation newspaper reported. An initial investigation by Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) showed the rhinos died of salt poisoning after drinking water at their new habitat, the statement said, adding that transports of rhinos are being stopped.


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Israel suspends new relocation deal for African migrants

Israel suspends new relocation deal for African migrantsBy Maayan Lubell JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday he was suspending a new agreement with the U.N. refugee agency to relocate thousands of African migrants, as right-wing pressure mounted on him to scrap the deal. Hours after announcing the new arrangement, which would also give thousands of other migrants the right to stay in Israel, Netanyahu posted a message on his Facebook page saying he was putting its implementation on hold until further review. The fate of some 37,000 Africans in Israel has posed a moral dilemma for a state founded as a haven for Jews from persecution and a national home.


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