ARTICLES RELATING TO POACHING

Prince William urges Vietnam to fight wildlife trade

2016-11-17 18:16

Britain's Prince William has urged Vietnam's leaders to step up the fight against wildlife trafficking, the main theme of his first visit to the Communist country.

More pictures of Mahlobo with massage therapist surface

2016-11-14 20:25

Pictures of State Security Minister David Mahlobo in an affectionate moment with an employee of a massage parlour owned by self-confessed criminal Guan Jiang Guang have surfaced.

Vietnam 'supermarket' for illegal wildlife trade, hearing told

2016-11-14 15:57

A Vietnamese village has become "a supermarket for illegal wildlife trafficking" raking in millions of dollars, a special hearing has heard.

Mahlobo’s rhino poacher ‘mate’

2016-11-13 06:00

State security minister appears to have hung out with the wrong crowd as an Al Jazeera investigation places him in the company of a Chinese gangster.

Marine unit nets ivory, exotic fish stash

2016-10-29 20:44

The City of Cape Town’s Law Enforcement Marine Unit arrested a Chinese national at his residence in Green Point for illegal possession of Ivory accessories on Saturday.

Drama unfolds in R2m perlemoen bust

2016-10-18 21:25

Blood, adrenaline, and drama were involved in a sting operation that netted R2m worth of perlemoen in Somerset West.

A ranger, poacher and investigator explain pangolin trade

2016-10-06 19:22

Commercial trade in the pangolin, a scaly anteater with a distinctive coat of hard shells, is now forbidden following decisions made last week at a conservation meeting in Johannesburg.

Global trade in African grey parrots banned

2016-10-02 19:33

Delegates at a global wildlife conference in Johannesburg have voted to ban international trade in African grey parrots, one of the world's most trafficked birds.

World unites to save pangolin

2016-10-02 06:02

Conservationists succeeded in eliciting the support of 19 countries to totally ban all trade, except for scientific research, of the endangered pangolin – an animal that has earned the unfortunate label of “the most trafficked mammal” in the world.

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.

 

Half a ton of ivory seized in Austria

2016-11-17 08:31

Austrian authorities have seized more than 560kg of ivory, a haul they described as a national record and one of the biggest in Europe.

Phosa not worried about spa pics

2016-11-14 18:01

Former Mpumalanga premier and ANC treasurer, Mathews Phosa, is not worried about photos of him with employees of a massage parlour owned by self-confessed criminal Guan Jiang Guang.

Mahlobo mulls legal action over 'rhino poaching' documentary

2016-11-14 09:04

State Security Minister David Mahlobo is considering suing Al Jazeera and several publications over reports relating to his alleged link to a rhino poaching syndicate.

More than 20 suspected rhino poachers nabbed at Kruger

2016-11-12 09:03

More than 20 would-be rhino poachers have been arrested and several firearms recovered in the Kruger National Park.

Vietnam seizes third illegal ivory shipment in a month

2016-10-27 20:33

Vietnam customs officials have seized nearly one ton of ivory hidden in a timber shipment from Kenya, an official says, the third major illegal haul of precious tusks in less than a month.

Hapless courier tries to mail stuffed rare birds

2016-10-12 19:48

Indonesian authorities have seized dozens of stuffed birds of paradise from a hapless courier who did not realise they were a protected species, an official says.

Live white rhino horn trade scenario – why prices would rise 900%

2016-10-03 15:18

Change the resource economics, and the associated value judgment made by the potential poacher changes forever too, says a conservation expert.

Wildlife delegates call for end to ivory markets

2016-10-02 16:36

Delegates at a UN wildlife conference in Johannesburg are pressuring countries with ivory markets to close them because of the slaughter of tens of thousands of elephants in recent years.

Ivory trade splits Africa

2016-10-02 06:01

Countries at the bottom of the continent want to sell stockpiled ivory, but this may ‘fuel poaching’

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.

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