Man caught trying to smuggle ivory, python skin into SA

2015-10-06 10:50

Police in Zimbabwe have arrested a Zambian national for allegedly trying to smuggle ivory and a python skin into South Africa, Zimbabwe state radio says.

KZN rhinos in danger

2015-10-05 12:36

Fears have been raised that bureaucratic bungling by Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife could be impacting on the province’s dwindling rhino population.

Tracker dog praised as two poachers convicted

2015-09-30 08:27

A magistrate in Mpumalanga has praised a Belgian Malinois dog that successfully tracked two poachers, resulting in their conviction.

Suspected rhino poachers caught

2015-09-21 12:26

Two suspected rhino poachers have been arrested in Limpopo, police say.

Black rhino poached in central Zimbabwe

2015-09-14 20:55

Six people have been arrested in central Zimbabwe after a 26-year-old rhino was poached, an official says.

Women 'better than men at preventing poaching'

2015-09-08 08:02

Women make better anti-poaching rangers than men, a member of the mostly female award-winning Black Mambas unit has said.

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.


More Zim elephants die from cyanide poisoning

2015-10-05 14:34

Up to 11 elephants and several vultures have died in yet another case of cyanide poisoning in Zimbabwe, a conservationist says.

'You don’t win a war without resources' - New proposal to save rhinos

2015-10-02 09:36

A new plan that proposes a non-compulsory tourist donation to save rhinos from extinction is under discussion.

Limpopo man goes to extremes for rhino awareness

2015-09-29 07:58

A man who is walking from Modimolle to Cape Town pulling a 120kg fibreglass rhino says only by going to extremes can you get people to change.

Kenya takes stock of ivory for first time

2015-09-16 19:55

Kenya has taken its first ever inventory of ivory stockpiles before authorities destroy them later this year, officials say.

Suspected poacher's claims of sexual assault investigated

2015-09-09 13:56

The South African National Parks has denied any knowledge of a police case against Kruger National Park rangers accused of sticking a rifle up a rhino poaching suspect's anus, but police say an investigation has been opened.

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.

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