ARTICLES RELATING TO POACHING

Indonesia sinks 41 foreign boats to warn against poaching

2015-05-20 17:38

Indonesian authorities have bombed and sank 41 foreign fishing vessels as a warning against poaching in the country's waters.

Zim poacher tried to sell pangolin on Facebook - conservation group

2015-05-15 12:49

A poacher in Zimbabwe tried to sell an endangered pangolin on Facebook for $7 000, the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority says.

Zim elephant, eye sockets crawling with maggots, to be put down

2015-05-06 18:26

A female elephant found wandering in remote northern Zimbabwe with her eye sockets crawling with maggots, is likely to be euthanised by state rangers, a conservation group says.

Botswana's marauding elephants trigger hunting debate

2015-05-04 07:41

Surveying her destroyed cornfield in northern Botswana, Minsozie Kasaira wishes for a return to the days of elephant hunting.

Thailand seizes 3 tons of elephant tusks, smuggled from Kenya

2015-04-27 07:50

Customs officials in Thailand say they've seized 3 tons of ivory worth $6m hidden in tea leaf sacks in what they're calling the second-biggest bust in the country's history.

Sumatran elephant found dead without tusks

2015-04-14 16:09

A male Sumatran elephant has been found dead without tusks in Indonesia's Aceh province.

Scaly anteater poachers nabbed in Zimbabwe

2015-04-06 16:55

Police in Zimbabwe have arrested 12 poachers of endangered pangolin so far this year, a protection trust says.

Kenya rejects bail bid by 'ivory kingpin'

2015-03-30 14:11

An alleged Kenyan ivory smuggler has been refused bail by a Mombasa court in a reversal of an earlier decision granting his release on medical grounds.

Elephant poaching severe - experts

2015-03-24 05:00

At a Botswana meeting, conservationists are warning that poaching of African elephants remains severe.

Alleged 'ivory kingpin' gets bail in landmark case

2015-03-18 18:22

A court in Kenya has granted bail to the suspected ringleader of an ivory smuggling gang on medical grounds, prompting immediate protests from wildlife activists.

 

Activists demand Kenya probe after Asia ivory seizures

2015-05-20 16:56

A leading Kenyan wildlife protection activist demanded a government investigation after Singapore seized the biggest illegal shipment of ivory and other exotic animal parts in more than a decade.

10 arrested for killing giant panda, selling parts

2015-05-14 06:40

Police in south-western China have arrested 10 people for killing a female wild giant panda and buying and selling its parts, state media says.

Kruger poachers remanded in custody

2015-05-04 17:56

Three suspected rhino poachers who were arrested in the Kruger National Park have been remanded in custody.

UAE crushes tons of contraband ivory in anti-poaching action

2015-04-29 14:16

Authorities in the United Arab Emirates have pulverised contraband elephant tusks and ivory carvings confiscated in the Gulf nation to send a message against poaching.

Thailand makes 'biggest seizure' of ivory tusks worth $6m

2015-04-20 13:22

Thai customs officials have seized four tons of ivory worth $6m, authorities say, in what the department called the largest bust of its kind in Thailand's history.

Pamela Anderson asks Zim to stop ‘kidnapping’ baby elephants

2015-04-07 21:16

Former Baywatch star Pamela Anderson has written to Zimbabwe's environment minister to ask him to stop the export of elephant calves from Hwange National Park.

Zim rangers shoot dead suspected poachers - report

2015-04-02 21:12

Game scouts in an exclusive private conservancy in south-eastern Zimbabwe have shot dead two suspected poachers, according to a report.

Gun drills and discipline at SA anti-poaching school

2015-03-25 13:19

Gripping a semi-automatic rifle in his muscular right hand, anti-poaching instructor Simon Rood berates his students for not taking their gun lessons seriously.

Poachers slaughter 30 elephants in DRC

2015-03-23 18:00

Poachers have killed 30 elephants in a DRC national park in the past two weeks, park authorities say.

Zambian man found with 4 ivory tusks

2015-03-11 06:30

A Zambian national, who was recently found in possession of four illegal elephant tusks, has been remanded in custody in Maun while awaiting trial, a Gaborone-based radio station reports.

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