ARTICLES RELATING TO POACHING

SA's top poacher-hunting pooch flies into battle

2015-07-28 06:59

Barking and snarling in his cage, ‘Killer’ - South Africa's most successful poacher-catching canine - looks ready for another helicopter mission tracking down armed hunters who slaughter rhinos for their horns.

Obama unveils more ivory sale restrictions

2015-07-26 15:10

President Barack Obama has moved to tighten US rules on sales of ivory from African elephants, aiming to show progress on conservation as he began a trip to the region.

Hong Kong ivory trade 'major threat' to elephant survival

2015-07-16 14:42

Rampant illegal trading in ivory in Hong Kong is pushing elephants towards extinction, conservationists say, reporting more ivory items on sale there than in any other city.

Thai authorities seize illegal ivory at airport

2015-07-06 11:48

Thai customs officials say they seized 250kg of ivory, or about 130 tusks and pieces hidden in crates being shipped from Africa to Asia.

Ivory worth R4m confiscated at OR Tambo airport

2015-07-03 13:15

Sars custom officials have foiled an attempt to smuggle out 267kg of ivory destined for Vietnam at OR Tambo International Airport.

Elephant tusk statues seized at Vietnam airport

2015-07-02 09:15

Customs officers in Vietnam have seized two ivory statues in a consignment of furniture from France, an official says.

DNA sleuthing pinpoints two African elephant poaching hot spots

2015-06-19 08:05

DNA testing on tons of ivory seized from traffickers has identified two elephant poaching "hot spots" in Africa.

Mozambique cops cashing in on poaching

2015-06-11 16:26

Authorities in Mozambique have arrested five police officers for colluding with a poacher in the illegal sale of a rhino horn.

Tanzania elephant catastrophe

2015-06-02 19:38

Elephant census figures released by Tanzania show a catastrophic decline over the last five years.

Elephant killed 2km from anti-poaching workshop

2015-05-27 20:39

Poachers in north-western Zimbabwe have killed and sawed the tusks off an elephant just 2km away from where a workshop on elephant conservation and management had taken place.

 

Emergency declared as elephant poached

2015-07-27 15:27

An emergency was declared as the first elephant was poached on the western border of Kruger National Park.

A game ranger’s battle against rhino poachers

2015-07-24 10:33

Game rangers are the soldiers on the front lines in the war against rhino poaching, putting their lives and those of their families at risk.

Zim elephants destined for lifetime in captivity in China

2015-07-06 21:23

The International Fund for Animal Welfare says it is "sickened" by reports that Zimbabwe sent more than 20 elephant calves to China.

Mozambique to destroy seized ivory, rhino horn

2015-07-04 22:05

A New York-based conservation group says Mozambique plans to destroy more than one ton of confiscated ivory as well as 53 rhino horns to show its resolve in the fight against poaching.

China, US working to end ivory trade

2015-07-03 13:08

A US Cabinet secretary says Beijing and Washington are both working to end commercial ivory trading.

Ton of ivory crushed in Times Square to highlight poaching

2015-06-19 22:32

Over a ton of confiscated ivory has been loaded onto a conveyor belt in Times Square in New York and tumbled into a rock crusher in a symbolic display to highlight an illegal trade that advocates say threatens the survival of African elephants.

Senegal seizes illegal elephant hair jewellery

2015-06-11 19:08

Senegalese authorities have broken up a ring of traffickers selling jewellery made from the tuft of hair at the end of an elephant's tail.

Kenya says poaching financing separatist group

2015-06-05 12:34

Authorities in Kenya say they had established a link between the smuggling of poached ivory to Asia and the financing of a coastal separatist group.

Rhino gets treated after poacher attack

2015-05-29 13:32

A rhino that survived an attack by poachers who cut off her horns, leaving a massive wound on her face, has had a setback in her medical treatment in the Eastern Cape.

Poachers kill half Mozambique's elephants in 5 years - survey

2015-05-26 14:19

Poachers have killed nearly half of Mozambique’s elephants for their ivory in the past five years, the US based Wildlife Conservation says.

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