ARTICLES RELATING TO POACHING

Scientists join fight against rhino poaching

2016-07-16 07:08

Efforts are underway to track down the international syndicates involved in the rhino horn trade, thanks to a new DNA system.

Rare Indian rhinos face growing threat from poachers

2016-07-12 11:51

As night falls over the lush plains of India's Kaziranga national park, a small group of lightly armed forest guards sets out on foot to protect the world's largest population of one-horned rhinos.

Zimbabwe wildlife boss put on leave over 220kg missing rhino horns

2016-06-28 21:08

Zimbabwe's wildlife management authority says it has sent its director general on leave to allow for investigations into more than 220kg of missing rhino horns.

6-week-old anti-poaching pup a star

2016-06-23 20:52

Dog handlers are training a tiny puppy from a Zambian village as a tracking dog to help in anti-poaching operations - and she's already a star.

500 Malawi elephants to be relocated

2016-06-20 17:58

Wildlife experts in Malawi are to move about 500 elephants to a sanctuary that they hope could eventually serve as a reservoir to restore some elephant populations in other parts of Africa where the threatened species has been heavily poached.

6 Overberg men arrested with R61 500 worth of crayfish, abalone

2016-06-15 15:39

Six men from an Overberg fishing village are set to appear in court for illegal possession of crayfish and abalone, Western Cape police say.

Singapore destroys tons of illegal ivory

2016-06-13 18:06

Singapore has crushed and burnt almost eight tons of ivory confiscated over two years to try to deter smugglers as activists called for tighter enforcement.

I Coast seizes 150kg of smuggled elephant tusks

2016-06-10 22:32

About 150kg of elephant tusks coming from Nigeria have been seized in Ivory Coast in the biggest such haul in a decade, the customs department says.

Indonesia plans tougher punishments for poachers

2016-06-08 14:12

Indonesia plans to quadruple maximum jail terms for animal poachers and traffickers in a major overhaul of wildlife crime laws, but environmentalists expressed scepticism the changes would be effective.

Wounded elephant limps to Zimbabwe safari lodge for help

2016-05-31 14:11

A bull elephant with a septic shoulder wound has limped right up to a safari lodge on Lake Kariba, staying there until a wildlife vet was able to dart and treat him.

 

Malawi relocates 100+ elephants to new park

2016-07-15 19:00

In a major translocation of wildlife, Malawi has relocated more than 100 elephants from Majete and Liwonde game reserves in southern Malawi to Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve in central Malawi.

China passes law to regulate wild animal products

2016-07-04 16:14

China has passed a new wild animal protection law banning the sale of food from endangered species, but allowing other products to be made from them, state media said, amid controversy over its wildlife policies.

Kenya's jumbo 'ele-fence' to stop human-wildlife conflict

2016-06-24 15:41

Machete in hand, Kenyan farmer Paul Njoroge points at the broken branches and giant footprints where elephants trampled his bananas, maize, potatoes and sugar cane.

US military vets to train SA wildlife rangers

2016-06-21 21:12

A group of American military veterans with experience in Iraq and Afghanistan plans to train rangers at some private wildlife areas in South Africa, where poachers have killed large numbers of rhino for their horns.

S Sudan: More than a ton of Asia-bound ivory seized

2016-06-17 19:12

A South Sudanese wildlife official says more than a ton of ivory has been seized at the airport in the capital, Juba.

Four groups identified in elephant poaching

2016-06-14 21:45

Kruger National Park officials have identified four groups of Mozambican poachers who kill elephants and hack out their tusks to sell them off illegally.

Assam makes new plans to halt rhino poaching

2016-06-11 21:54

The newly elected government of the northeast Indian state of Assam is launching plans to crack down on the poaching of the area's famed one-horned rhinos

From war to wildlife: fighting for Angola's future

2016-06-10 12:45

At dusk in southern Angola, former civil war soldier Elias Kawina leads a drill parade for 30 rangers who fight armed poachers in the country's vast interior.

Namibia auctions 3 black rhino for trophy hunt

2016-06-05 14:55

The Namibian government has called for bids from trophy hunters to kill three endangered black rhino despite fierce global criticism.

Kenya's rare success story of wildlife protection

2016-05-29 15:57

Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya is showing how conservation and community are bucking the poaching trend that kills thousands.

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