12 poaching groups in Kruger at any given time - minister

2015-08-30 20:00

There are 12 active rhino poacher groups in the Kruger National Park at any given time, with 749 rhino killed across SA thus far in 2015, Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa says.

Grace Mugabe: Dentist not to blame for Cecil's death

2015-08-28 07:20

Zimbabwe’s first lady Grace Mugabe says US dentist Walter Palmer is not to blame for Cecil the lion’s death, according to reports.

Kenya court blocks bail for 'ivory kingpin'

2015-08-26 19:10

Kenya's High Court has blocked the release on bail of a suspected kingpin of an ivory smuggling gang who figured on an Interpol list of the nine most wanted people.

US zoo sends last rhino to Indonesia to mate

2015-08-25 22:14

A US zoo is sending their last Sumatran rhino to Southeast Asia with the mission to mate.

Kenya's 'ivory kingpin' gets bail

2015-08-21 18:09

A court in Kenya has granted bail to the suspected ringleader of an ivory smuggling gang, but government prosecutors say they will appeal.

Indonesia scuttles 35 foreign fishing boats

2015-08-18 19:35

Indonesia's navy has begun sinking 35 boats whose foreign crews were caught fishing in Indonesian waters.

Cat out of the bag: Trophy hunting fuels Asian lion bone trade

2015-08-13 14:34

In the first full research report of its kind, the trophy hunting industry in South Africa has been exposed as the main source of the lion bone trade.

New study says trade in South African lion bones is surging

2015-08-11 14:11

Conservationists are warning of a new potential threat to Africa's wild lion population: The increasing use of lion bones to replace tiger bones in traditional medicine in Asia.

Bangladesh shoots dead six alleged tiger poachers

2015-08-09 19:26

Bangladesh police have shot dead six alleged tiger poachers in the world's largest mangrove forest as it launched a crackdown following a drastic fall in the number of big cats.

Dehorned pregnant rhino clinging to life, her bull calf killed

2015-08-07 10:38

A pregnant white rhino named Hope was shot, dehorned and left for dead after poachers first killed and de-horned her 5-year-old bull calf in Zulu­land.


China seizes 620 turtles, tortoises smuggled from Vietnam

2015-08-30 18:06

Chinese border patrol officials have seized 620 wild turtles and tortoises - 510 of them considered endangered - that were found alive in a shipment of frozen seafood from Vietnam.

Rare anteater dies of burn wounds

2015-08-27 17:32

A rare ground pangolin has died from burn wounds after she was rescued from alleged poachers in Zimbabwe last week.

Thailand destroys ivory stockpile amid junta crackdown

2015-08-26 12:37

Thailand destroyed more than two tons of ivory, a victory for animal rights groups fighting against the trade in a country renowned for being a hub for illegal tusks.

Kenya's 'ivory kingpin' bail suspended

2015-08-24 20:04

A court in Kenya has suspended the release on bail of a suspected ringleader of an ivory smuggling gang following an appeal by government prosecutors.

Cecil's cubs, his three lionesses, are fine - researcher

2015-08-18 20:31

Still worried about Cecil's cubs? Don't be. They're all safe - and so are his three females, says a lion researcher monitoring his pride in northern Zimbabwe.

700kg rhino horns, elephant tusks seized in Vietnam

2015-08-14 16:53

Police in Vietnam have seized more than 700kg of rhino horns and elephant tusks believed to have originated from Mozambique, a report says.

'Reducing the ivory demand will save the elephants'

2015-08-12 10:17

A new economic analysis concludes that the most effective way to ensure the survival of Africa’s elephant populations is not to legalise the international trade in ivory.

Poachers' court reveals struggle to save SA rhino

2015-08-10 09:30

A prosecutor at the Kruger National Park says rhino poaching cases appear in court like "shoplifting cases in the city", casting doubt on the country’s anti-poaching strategy as it suffers another year of rhino carnage.

Zimbabwe wants Cecil's killer extradited from US

2015-08-08 17:04

Zimbabwe wants Cecil the lion’s killer extradited from the US, the country’s state broadcaster has reported.

Zimbabwe's hunting ban may encourage poaching

2015-08-06 21:23

After the killing of Cecil the lion, Zimbabwe has banned big-game hunting, which some say could have unintended consequences.

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