ARTICLES RELATING TO POACHING

British wildlife pilot killed in Tanzania, SA colleague hurt

2016-01-31 16:23

Tanzanian police have arrested three men after a British pilot was killed and his South African colleague injured when gunmen opened fire on their helicopter as they tracked suspected elephant poachers.

Sri Lanka destroys giant illegal ivory haul

2016-01-26 16:04

Sri Lanka's government has destroyed its biggest ever illegal ivory haul in the first public crushing of poached tusks in South Asia.

Moratorium on local sale of rhino horn lifted, Molewa to appeal

2016-01-21 15:30

The moratorium on domestic trade in rhino horn has been lifted after the Environmental Affairs Department lost an appeal application in the High Court in Pretoria.

Four alleged rhino poachers denied bail

2016-01-19 17:25

Four of 12 people arrested for alleged rhino poaching have been denied bail in the Roodepoort Magistrate’s Court.

Two suspected poachers killed in Kruger National Park

2016-01-13 21:57

Two suspected poachers were killed by game rangers in the Kruger National Park after refusing to surrender, Sanparks has said.

Slight drop in rhino poaching

2016-01-02 12:53

A conservation group says the number of rhinos poached in South Africa in 2015 was slightly lower than in the previous year, a statistic that, if confirmed, would be the first annual drop in numbers since rhino poaching surged around 2008.

Rhino horn worth R3m seized at OR Tambo

2015-12-23 21:34

Two rhino horns, weighing more than 10kg, have been seized at OR Tambo International Airport.

Cape cops nail man with R2.4m worth of abalone

2015-12-16 12:08

Southern Cape police have arrested a man transporting R2.4m worth of abalone between Uniondale and Willowmore.

Ivory price drop signals waning Chinese demand

2015-12-07 15:46

Illegal ivory has halved in value in China according to new research, leading to hopes that poaching in Africa might wane.

Rhino poaching: 12 kingpins arrested

2015-11-26 14:54

Twelve people believed to be the kingpins of a rhino poaching syndicate operating in Gauteng and North West have been arrested. This after a joint operation by law enforcement agencies.

 

Kenya to burn massive ivory stockpile

2016-01-26 21:01

Kenya will torch its vast stockpile of ivory at a star-studded summit to include Hollywood celebrities, presidents and business leaders.

Zim police kill ivory poacher, recover tusks

2016-01-22 09:31

An ivory poacher has been killed in a shootout with police and 10 elephant tusks were recovered in northern Zimbabwe.

Rangers in shoot-out with elephant poachers

2016-01-20 17:04

Zimbabwe's wildlife authorities say rangers have recovered 22 elephant tusks after a shoot-out with nearly a dozen suspected poachers.

University professor pleads guilty to smuggling ivory

2016-01-14 09:33

A college professor has pleaded guilty to illegally smuggling items made of elephant ivory and agreed to pay a $500 000 fine that prosecutors say should be a deterrent to such activity

Bottom beginning to fall out of ivory market

2016-01-12 22:46

Global efforts to crack down on illegal ivory trafficking are eating away at prices, a wildlife trade regulator says.

35 years in jail for Zim rhino poacher

2016-01-01 21:55

Conservationists in Zimbabwe have welcomed reports that a poacher who was part of a gang that killed two rhinos in the south of the country has been sentenced to 35 years in jail.

Interpol seizes 4.5 tons of ivory, rhino horn

2015-12-23 08:32

A huge international police operation has lead to the seizure of 4.5 tons of elephant tusks and rhino horn, Interpol says. There were over 370 arrests.

Rare elephants found in war-torn South Sudan

2015-12-11 19:29

A critically endangered elephant species has been photographed by researchers for the first time in South Sudan, significantly expanding the known range of the animal.

Pope: Blood diamonds fuel terrorism

2015-11-26 21:08

Pope Francis has urged global action against illegal trafficking of blood diamonds, ivory and other natural resources, saying it causes political instability and "terrorism".

Danish auction house stops ivory sales

2015-11-23 21:26

Denmark's second largest auction house has stopped selling ivory products amid a social media storm over its planned sale of two tusks.

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