2 arrested in R4.5m perlemoen bust

2016-09-27 21:06

Two men have been arrested after an apparent illegal perlemoen processing facility was uncovered in Gordon's Bay, the Western Cape Hawks say.

4 elephants suspected poisoned with cyanide in Zimbabwe

2016-09-27 12:19

A hunter in western Zimbabwe has found the carcasses of four more elephants believed to have been poisoned by cyanide, a report says.

Some elephants learning to avoid dangerous areas - Expert

2016-09-26 20:30

Some of Africa's elephants have been learning to avoid dangerous areas, a conservation expert says.

Shy pangolins need world spotlight to survive

2016-09-25 22:16

Reclusive, gentle and quick to roll up into a ball, pangolins keep a low profile. But they are also the world's most heavily trafficked mammal and experts at the CITES conference are ringing alarm bells over their survival.

Elephants divide meeting aimed at saving species

2016-09-25 16:07

African countries, including South Africa, have lashed out at Western charities for "dictating" how they should protect their elephants as the world's biggest conference on the international wildlife trade got underway in Johannesburg.

Horn trade debate to hot up this week

2016-09-18 06:00

Debates about legalising rhino horn trading set to be top on the agenda at a convention on endangered species in Sandton this week.

Cape Town court jails 2 Chinese abalone smugglers

2016-09-09 17:51

Two Chinese nationals have been jailed for smuggling abalone and growing dagga, Western Cape police say.

How the Kruger spent R250m on anti-poaching

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Rhino shot by poachers dies in Nepal

2016-09-08 07:00

A one-horned rhino has died weeks after it was shot by poachers in Nepal, becoming the first of the rare animals to be killed in the country in over two years.

World's largest gorillas 'one step from going extinct'

2016-09-05 07:21

The world's largest gorillas have been pushed to the brink of extinction by a surge of illegal hunting in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and are now critically endangered, wildlife officials say.


Poachers target 'ivory on wings'

2016-09-27 16:15

Some call it "ivory on wings" - part of the bill of a critically endangered bird in Southeast Asia that is sought by poachers and carved into ornaments for illegal sale to Chinese buyers.

What motivates SA citizens to poach rhino?

2016-09-27 08:03

Forced removals, poverty and Robin Hood-style "justice" are some of the reasons why South Africans from poor communities willingly work with international rhino poaching syndicates, says a researcher.

White rhino survives North West poaching

2016-09-26 16:33

An eight-year-old white rhino bull was the only survivor after five rhinos were poached in North West, Saving the Survivors said on Saturday.

African elephants 'suffer worst decline in 25 years'

2016-09-25 19:32

Africa's elephant population has suffered its worst drop in 25 years, the International Union for Conservation of Nature has said, blaming the plummeting numbers on poaching.

Poaching epidemic may lead to 'first hornless rhino herd'

2016-09-20 08:34

Saving the Survivors, a group which cares for injured rhino attacked by poachers, has a special idea that they hope will pay off.

Rhino poaching declines in SA in 2016

2016-09-11 14:34

Rhino poaching in South Africa has declined so far this year compared to last year, but elephant poaching has shown an increase, Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has announced.

Effects of poaching on KNP rangers

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San Diego Zoo burns rhino horn worth $1m

2016-09-08 21:39

Rhino horns worth around $1m are to be burnt at the San Diego Zoo in a bid to raise awareness about the endangered species decimated by poachers.

39 pangolins rescued from poachers in Zim

2016-09-05 18:03

At least 39 pangolins have been rescued alive from poachers in Zimbabwe so far this year, as the courts act tough on those caught in custody of this shy sticky-tongued mammal that is among the most trafficked animals in the world.

Cops hunt poachers after 2 rhino killed on Limpopo farm

2016-09-04 21:08

One white rhino as killed and another had to be put down after they were attacked by poachers at a farm in Rooiberg near Bela Bela.

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