Fatal firefight with poachers in DRC wildlife park

2016-05-24 20:29

The Swedish manager of a wildlife park in DRC has described a firefight with elephant poachers in which he was wounded and three rangers were killed last month.

Zambian air force officers nabbed with rhino horn - wildlife authority

2016-05-20 12:01

Two members of the Zambian Air Force have been arrested at a shopping mall in Lusaka in possession of a pair of rhino horns, Zambia’s state wildlife authority says.

Kenya burns huge pile of ivory in bid to stop poaching

2016-04-30 21:07

Kenya's president has set fire to 105 tons of elephant ivory and more than 1 ton of rhino horn, in a dramatic statement against the trade in ivory and products from endangered species.

Kenya readies to torch tusks

2016-04-28 18:17

Thousands of elephant tusks are being piled high into pyres as Kenya prepares to torch its vast ivory stockpile hoping to stop trafficking and prevent extinction of elephants in the wild.

R100 000 reward for Eastern Cape rhino poachers

2016-04-22 16:30

A R100 000 award for information that could lead to the arrest and prosecution of rhino poachers in the Eastern Cape, is being offered by the Wilderness Foundation Africa.

R1.2m abalone bust on long distance bus

2016-04-06 20:46

Abalone worth R1.2m has been discovered in a long distance bus headed for Pretoria at Cape Town station.

Malawi destroys 2.6 tons of trafficked ivory

2016-03-14 17:08

A total of 781 elephant tusks confiscated from ivory traffickers in Mzuzu, Malawi, have been destroyed, the International Fund for Animal Welfare says.

Italian man, son killed by mistake in Zim on anti-poaching patrol

2016-03-14 13:36

An Italian father and son who lived in Zimbabwe were shot dead by a wildlife ranger while on an anti-poaching patrol in an apparent case of mistaken identity, a safari industry representative says.

2 ex-rangers in court for Zim ivory poaching

2016-03-06 13:57

Two former employees of Zimbabwe's state parks authority have appeared in court on charges of ivory poaching, the state-controlled Chronicle newspaper has reported.

Armed groups line up to kill Congo elephants

2016-02-17 16:19

Across Africa more than 30 000 elephants are poached every year to feed demand in Asia.


Suspected Zambian poachers shot dead in Zim

2016-05-22 17:58

State game rangers in northern Zimbabwe have shot dead two suspected poachers from Zambia, a conservation group reports.

SA rhino to be flown to Australia to escape poachers

2016-05-14 10:16

A retired South African sales executive who emigrated to Australia 30 years ago is hatching a daring plan to airlift 80 rhino to his adopted country in a bid to save the species from poachers.

Man arrested for abalone worth R2m

2016-04-29 18:20

A man has been arrested for alleged possession of abalone worth about R2m, Western Cape police say.

Cecil outrage could herald change in lion conservation - Researchers

2016-04-27 15:58

Could we pay people to tolerate lions in the wild rather than having to hunt them?

Tusks, poached wildlife goods burn

2016-04-19 20:53

Around 2 000 illegally trafficked elephant tusks and hundreds of finished ivory products erupted in a ball of fire as Cameroonian authorities conducted what was believed to be one of the largest burnings of poached wildlife goods in African.

Kenya: 3 Chinese men bust with ivory products, lion teeth hidden in condoms

2016-04-04 14:12

Three Chinese men have been arrested with ivory products and lion teeth hidden in condoms, aboard a Kenya Airways flight at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

Stiff sentences for Limpopo rhino poachers

2016-03-14 16:55

Five rhino poachers have each been jailed for 15 years by the Louis Trichardt Magistrate's Court, SA National Parks say.

Anti-poaching pilot's remains recovered

2016-03-08 05:40

The employer of an American anti-poaching pilot who died in a plane crash in Cameroon in 2014 says his remains were recovered from the wreckage.

Vultures, lions, jackals die after feeding on poached Kruger elephant

2016-03-02 16:04

Kruger National Park authorities are still in shock after more than 100 vultures, two lions and two black backed jackals died after feeding on a poisoned carcass of an elephant that was poached in the park.

Africa’s brave rangers giving their lives to protect elephants

2016-02-16 08:31

André Migifuloyo and Djuma Uweko lived together, worked together and last October died together fighting to protect Congo's elephants from voracious ivory-seeking poachers.

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