ARTICLES RELATING TO POACHING

Kruger starts moving rhino to safety

2014-11-22 08:26

SANParks has conducted about 45 rhino captures since last month as part of a plan to create a stronghold where rhino will get extra protection from poachers.

2 endangered elephants found dead in Indonesia

2014-11-21 05:15

Two endangered Sumatran elephants have been found dead in western Indonesia and authorities believe they were killed by poachers.

Prince William recruits Angry Birds to protect wildlife

2014-11-17 13:19

Prince Williams has teamed up with the makers of Angry Birds to release a new game that will highlight the dangers of illegal poaching for animal species from elephants to anteaters.

3 held for perlemoen possession

2014-11-12 21:22

Three men have been arrested in separate incidents in the Western Cape for the possession of perlemoen worth about R690 000.

Ivory smuggled on China state visit - report

2014-11-06 18:52

Chinese officials and businesspeople used a state trip by President Xi Jinping and other high-level visits to smuggle ivory out of Tanzania, an environmental watchdog has said.

2 KZN alleged poachers shot dead

2014-11-05 14:41

Two alleged poachers have been shot dead by field rangers at the Mkuze Game Reserve in Nhlonhlela, Ezemvelo KwaZulu-Natal Wildlife says.

India destroys stockpile of illegal wildlife parts

2014-11-02 16:28

Indian authorities have set fire to a stockpile of tiger skins, elephant tusks, rhino horns and other illegal animal parts in an effort to discourage wildlife smuggling.

Anti-poaching scores big in Dutch, Swedish lottos

2014-10-29 19:10

Dutch and Swedish lotteries have given anti-poaching efforts in Limpopo game parks and in Mozambique a R30m boost .

Hunters distance themselves from Groenewalds

2014-10-25 10:13

The Professional Hunters Association of South Africa has distanced itself from alleged illegal rhino hunting activities of Dawie Groenewald and his brother Janneman, saying they were expelled eight years ago.

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Suspected rhino poacher shot dead

2014-10-19 10:56

A suspected rhino poacher has been shot dead at the Kruger National Park in Polokwane, Limpopo.

Interpol joins hunt for Kenyan poaching suspect

2014-10-17 11:48

Kenya's police have asked Interpol to issue a wanted persons alert for a businessman accused of illegal trafficking in ivory and other game trophies in east Africa.

R10m Paarl perlemoen case postponed

2014-10-08 17:19

The case of three Mozambicans arrested for possession of perlemoen worth about R10m has been postponed by the Paarl Magistrate's Court.

Massive perlemoen bust on N1

2014-10-06 20:05

A man has been arrested on the N1 between Ventersburg and Winburg with one ton of perlemoen, estimated at R1m.

Process for relocation of KNP rhino begins

2014-10-01 15:22

The process for relocation of some of the Kruger National Park's white rhino has begun, SA National Parks says.

WWF takes Rhino war to Vietnam consumers

2014-09-22 18:29

The WWF has launched a campaign on Rhino Day to change the behaviour of Vietnamese men with the message that they don’t need rhino horn to bolster their self-esteem.

Asian stars enlisted to fight rhino poaching

2014-09-19 08:39

Increasingly desperate South African conversationists are turning to a multi-national team of "rhino ambassadors" to try to end the scourge of poaching.

Poachers turn to gamekeeping to guard gorillas

2014-09-17 12:08

For four decades Leonidas Barora was a renowned hunter, tracking animals in the lush forests of Rwanda - now he only fires arrows to impress tourists, and to help protect the wildlife.

Mozambique cracks ivory poaching ring

2014-09-10 15:55

Wildlife campaigners in Mozambique say police have cracked an ivory poaching ring believed to be responsible for the deaths of at least 39 elephants.

Kenya poaching crisis a national disaster

2014-09-05 21:22

Kenya's government is under renewed pressure to declare a 'national disaster' because of the rampant slaughter of elephant and rhino.

Kenya rangers murder ivory poachers - report

2014-08-28 08:36

Corrupt Kenyan wildlife rangers are killing poachers to cover up the officers' collusion with the criminals slaughtering the country's elephants, a rights group alleges.

Gabon poachers decimate pangolin

2014-08-19 19:56

The scaly-skinned pangolin is under threat in Gabon as demand for the small mammal surges in Asia, where it is used in traditional medicine.

Indian poachers threaten lesser-known animals

2014-08-18 09:44

Indian wildlife poachers have begun to think smaller. And activists say the country's lesser-known species are vanishing from the wild as a result.

Perlemoen smuggler dies after 100km high-speed chase

2014-08-10 09:18

A person has died and another is in custody after they skipped a road block on the N1 in the Free State and later crashed. Perlemoen worth R3m was found in their car.

 

Uganda suspends wildlife chief after huge ivory theft

2014-11-21 09:09

Uganda's top wildlife official has suspended after seized ivory worth over a million dollars vanished from government strongrooms, state-run media say.

Ugandan officials suspended after ton of ivory stolen

2014-11-18 13:01

Uganda's wildlife authority has suspended five top officials after a ton of seized ivory worth over a million dollars vanished from government strong rooms, its chief says.

Sars customs seize rhino horn, perlemoen

2014-11-14 22:37

Rhino horn and perlemoen are among illicit goods worth millions seized by SA Revenue Service customs officials in October.

Zimbabwe fish poachers beady eyed

2014-11-10 18:44

Zimbabwe fish poachers brave armed guards and crocodiles in hopes of a good catch.

Chinese officials 'went on illegal ivory buying sprees'

2014-11-06 08:49

Chinese diplomatic and military staff went on buying sprees for illegal ivory while on official visits to Tanzania, sending prices soaring, an environmental activist group says.

Suspected poachers escape Mozambique police

2014-11-05 13:19

Two alleged elephant poachers in Mozambique escaped from a police station while awaiting trial, undermining efforts to implement a new anti-poaching law in the southern African country, a conservation group says.

Two rhino poachers shot dead

2014-10-30 18:49
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Two rhino poachers have been killed and six suspected poachers arrested, SANParks says. This brings to 54 the number of poachers arrested in the KNP in October.

Nearly a ton of ivory seized at Vietnam port

2014-10-28 08:49

Vietnam customs seized nearly a ton of elephant tusks concealed inside a container from Africa, authorities say.

SA man faces second US wildlife indictment

2014-10-24 16:06

One of the South African brothers facing indictment in the US over the sale of illegal rhino hunts was previously fined for illegally importing a leopard carcass to that country.

14 rhino poachers arrested in Kruger Park

2014-10-19 16:01

Fourteen rhino poachers have been arrested in the Kruger National Park since the start of the weekend, SANParks say.

Rare white rhino dies in Kenya, only six remain

2014-10-18 22:30

A rare northern white rhino has died in Kenya, a wildlife conservancy says, leaving just six of the animals left alive and bringing the famed species one step closer to extinction.

4 bust with mandrax, abalone, crayfish tails

2014-10-13 08:10

Four people have been arrested for possession of mandrax worth an estimated street value of R2.5m, as well as abalone and crayfish tails, Western Cape police say.

Interpol makes illegal ivory trafficking a priority

2014-10-08 08:22

International police organisation Interpol has announced it would establish a team to target ivory trafficking and more generally, environmental crime, in Africa.

1000s march for rhino, elephant protection

2014-10-04 18:00

Thousands in South Africa and around the world have marched to demand that governments do more to stop illegal trade in slaughtered rhino and elephants.

Rhino poaching tracker dog stolen

2014-09-23 12:44

Jack, a dog trained to track rhino poachers, has been stolen with his owner's bakkie in Pretoria, the Palala Rhino Sanctuary says.

3 appear for perlemoen possession

2014-09-22 20:30

Three Chinese nationals have appeared in the Vosloorus Magistrate court for possession of perlemoen with an estimated value of R2.1m.

SANParks workers arrested for poaching

2014-09-22 05:58

Three SANParks workers have been arrested for alleged rhino poaching at the Kruger National Park, says SANParks.

Global march planned against poaching

2014-09-18 21:53

A global march demanding action to stop rhino and elephant poaching will be held across 125 cities in October, organisers have announced.

Rhino poaching at crisis level

2014-09-15 11:01

For retired army general Johan Jooste, the fight against rhino poaching in the vast Kruger National Park (KNP) is far from being won, with poaching at crisis levels since 2007.

2 rare Indonesian elephants killed for their tusks

2014-09-08 20:31

Two critically-endangered Sumatran elephants have been found dead in Indonesia's Aceh province with their tusks missing, police say.

SANParks official speaks out on rhino ‘sale’

2014-08-31 13:00

Confusion around the SANParks sale and removal of 260 rhinos has deepened after the man accused of making an unauthorised decision to sell the Kruger Park animals has spoken out in his defence.

Wildlife 'WikiLeaks' targets Africa poaching elite

2014-08-25 11:53

Poachers slaughtering Africa's wildlife with impunity are often shielded from police by connections, but a group of conservationists have turned to the anonymity of tip-offs to try to stem the killing.

Elephant killings in Africa outpace births: study

2014-08-18 23:33

More elephants in Africa are being killed by poachers than are born each year, and the problem may be worse than previously understood, according to the most detailed assessment yet.

Hundreds of Kruger rhino to be moved - report

2014-08-10 11:16

The government is set to announce the evacuation of about 500 rhino from the Kruger National Park in a bid to save them from poachers, according to a report.

Botswana is a rare refuge for elephants

2014-08-04 21:38

Elephants thrive in Botswana, a rare bright spot on a continent hit hard by ivory poaching.

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