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.

Thailand sending home smuggled orangutans

2015-11-12 21:55

Fourteen orangutans that were smuggled out of Indonesia and believed to have been put to work at tourist attractions in Thailand, have been sent home.

Drought pushes rhino-burdened reserves over the edge

2015-11-11 07:11

A confluence of drought, rhino poachers and fatigued conservationists does not bode well for the future of SA's private game reserves and their rhinos, but all is not lost.

Poachers, rangers in wildlife 'guerrilla warfare'

2015-11-09 07:22

Some conservation efforts resemble a kind of guerrilla warfare in which rangers and soldiers stalk - and are stalked by - poachers who are slaughtering Africa's elephants and other wildlife.

Arrested Zim journos tried to 'overshadow' cyanide poaching probe – police

2015-11-04 13:18

A Zimbabwean police spokesperson has defended the arrest of three journalists, saying their newspaper report tried to “overshadow” efforts by police to investigate cyanide poaching in the southern African country.

Five in dock for R6m abalone haul

2015-11-02 16:03

Five men arrested with abalone valued at R6m appear in the Caledon Magistrate’s Court, Western Cape police say.

Government combats rhino poaching

2015-11-01 21:15

President Jacob Zuma has launched a Joint Operations Centre during the Anti-Poaching Awareness Day at Kruger National park.

Are state rangers really killing Zim's elephants?

2015-11-01 10:00

They've been described as diligent and dedicated, so are state rangers really killing Zimbabwe's elephants?

Zim elephant poisoning: Work of disgruntled rangers?

2015-10-28 12:54

Conservation sources reportedly believe the continued poisoning of Zimbabwe’s elephants is the work of disgruntled and cash-strapped rangers protesting over meagre salaries.

Two more elephants reported poached in Zimbabwe

2015-10-27 16:19

At least two more elephants are now known to have been shot dead by poachers in Hwange in northern Zimbabwe, where 22 poisoned elephant carcasses were discovered earlier.


Kenya to destroy vast ivory stockpile

2015-11-16 19:04

Kenya's wildlife authority has vowed to destroy the east African country's vast ivory stockpile from several thousand elephants.

Zim's scandal-hit wildlife industry fears for its future

2015-11-12 19:07

As scandals ranging from Cecil the lion to cyanide poisoning of elephants hit Zimbabwe, the country's wildlife industry fears for its reputation and pledges stricter controls.

Tusk force: Zim army to take on elephant poachers in national parks

2015-11-09 12:37

The Zimbabwean army is reportedly set to be deployed to the country’s national parks following the killing of dozens of elephants in recent months.

Bail for Zimbabwean journalists granted

2015-11-04 21:31

A Zimbabwean court has granted bail to three journalists accused of slander after they allegedly implicated an unnamed top police officer and other officials in the fatal cyanide poisonings of more than 60 elephants by poachers.

Amnesty: Zim government 'intimidating' media

2015-11-04 11:01

Human rights group Amnesty International has strongly criticised the arrest of three journalists in Zimbabwe, calling it a "shocking attempt to intimidate the press".

Rhino airwing contract fiasco

2015-11-02 10:56

A former hospital finance officer with no aviation experience won a R500 000 contract to run KwaZulu-Natal's rhino anti-poaching airwing, but had to pull out when nobody would supply him with the helicopters.

Senior Zim cop implicated in poisoning elephants

2015-11-01 14:01

A top police officer has been implicated in the poisoning of some of the dozens of elephants killed recently in Hwange in northern Zimbabwe.

Zim elephants killed with cyanide toll rises to 60

2015-10-30 06:59

Suspected poachers have used cyanide to kill 23 elephants in Zimbabwe's Hwange national park, raising the death toll there and in the northern part of the country to 60 since late September.

Lion numbers could be halved by 2035

2015-10-28 05:08

Lion populations could be halved within 20 years, with those in west Africa in danger of being wiped out due to hunting and humans' increasing need for cultivated land.

Warlord Kony killing elephants, selling ivory

2015-10-26 22:45

Warlord Joseph Kony's LRA rebels in Congo are killing elephants for their ivory, which they trade for supplies in Sudanese-controlled territory, according to a new report.

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