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No 42 (2007): January - June 2007

Cover: Elephants in Tarangire National Park, Tanzania. Photo: Charles and Lara Foley
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No 43 (2007): July - December 2007

Cover: A Yemeni man proudly wears his dagger with its priceless rhino horn handle. Photo: Lucy Vigne


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No 44 (2008): January - June 2008

Elephant herd, Luangwa Valley, Zambia. Photo: Julian Fennessy


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No 45 (2009): July 2008-June 2009

Rhino killed by poachers in Chitwan National Park. Photo: Deepak Acharya
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No 46 (2009): July-December 2009

Photo: Michele Menegon. A savannah elephant in a montane forest of the Udzungwa Mountains, Tanzania.


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No 47 (2010): January - June 2010

Photo: Brendan Hill. Eastern black rhino (Diceros bicornis ssp. michaeli) at Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya.
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No 48 (2010): July - December 2010

A greater one-horned rhino (Rhinoceros unicornis) in Chitwan National Park, Nepal, photographed from elephant back.
Photo: Esmond Martin


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No 49 (2011): January - June 2011

Elephants in Chobe National Park, Botswana. Mark Atkinson
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No 50 (2011): July - December 2011

Immobilized black rhino (Diceros bicornis minor) being airlifted out of a nature reserve in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. See brief note on page 68. Credit: WWF/Green Renaissance


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No 51 (2012): January - June 2012

The Forest Department of West Bengal, India, has trained a number of women living in the areas sorrounding Gorumara National Park to weave jute handicrafts to sell to tourists, one of several activities to support the villagers.
Credit: Lucy Vigne
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No 52 (2012): July - December 2012

African bull elephant in Ngorongoro, Tanzania. Copyright: Sian Brown, Messerli Foundation


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No 53 (2013): January - June 2013

African rhino in Kruger National Park, South Africa. Copyright: Bibhab Talukdar
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No 54 (2013): July - December 2013

The greater one-horned rhino in Kaziranga National Park, India.
Credit: Bibhab K Talukdar


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No 55 (2014): January - June 2014

Angolan authorities rarely inspect the displays of ivory in Mercado do Artesanato in Luanda, resulting in the largest quantity of illegal ivory on sale in southern Africa.
Credit: Lucy Vigne


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No 56 (2015): July 2014-June 2015

Thandi and her six month old calf (‘Thembi’ that means hope in isiXhosa) in Shamwari Game Reserve, South Africa. Thandi survived a brutal attack by poachers, defacing her and destroying her horn growth plate. Only through skilful veterinary work and innovative skin grafts did she survive.

Credit: Daniel Haesslich/Kariega


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No 57 (2016): July 2015-June 2016

Javan Rhino Ujung Kulon National Park (UKNP)
Javan rhinos live in impenetrable jungle and they are solitary and reclusive. Not only is it difficult to see them, it also makes photographing them extremely difficult. Stephen Belcher describes the experience, his biggest challenge to date: “It took 28 porters and hours of trekking to reach UKNP. I used a small inflatable canoe to quietly move down the rivers. This paid off with the image on the front cover. It was above 30°C during the time I was photographing and a large insect was biting my right arm, which I couldn't swat off as any movement might have disturbed the rhino”.

©Stephen Belcher 2014.


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No 59 (2018): July 2017-June 2018

The world’s last male northern white rhinoceros Sudan who died on the 31 March 2018 at the age of 45 from age-related complications, is pictured with his faithful rangers: John Mutugi Mugo (front), and Daniel Kamau Maina (behind). Sudan was born in Shambe Game Reserve, now southern Sudan, and exported to the Dvůr Králové Zoo in former Czechoslovakia in 1975 together with five other rhinos. In 2009 following intervention by the AfRSG it was recommended that Sudan and his group were moved to a more natural environment to potentially enhance breeding at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya. Sadly, breeding has not been successful. The northern white rhino was declared extinct in the wild by 2010. There are only two remaining captive northern white rhino in the world—Sudan’s daughter, Najin and grand-daughter, Fatu.

© Georgina Goodwin


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No 58 (2017): July 2016-June 2017

The Godfather, a dominant bull elephant commanded a small waterhole, keeping it all for himself for over an hour, while smaller and younger bulls waited their turn in the shade of wide-spreading acacia trees, or even the sun. All bulls around about respected and acknowledged him as their leader. This emerging "big tusker' is part of the last viable "big tusker" gene pool in African savanna elephants. Should he survive, in some 5-10 years from now he may become one of the finest elephants with tusks-to-the-ground left on the African continent.

Photograph by George Dian Balan (c)