Key SA leopard population 'crashing', study warns

2017-04-19 18:19

The leopard population in a region of South Africa once thick with the big cats, is crashing, and could be wiped out within a few years, scientists have warned.

Thais probe offical 'escort' for rhino horn smugglers

2017-03-17 16:04

Thailand is probing whether a senior justice official and two cops worked as meet-and-greeters for smugglers trying to traffic 21 rhino horns worth $500 000 through a Bangkok airport.

International perlemoen smuggling sparks Cape gun battles, raids

2017-03-10 10:52

A bloody battle, apparently with links to China, is playing out in the Western Cape as a tussle for control of the lucrative perlemoen trade in the province intensifies.

2 men to appear in court after attack on rhino sanctuary

2017-02-24 09:18

Two men who were arrested in connection with the attack on the Thula-Thula Rhino Orphanage in northern KwaZulu-Natal are expected to appear in court in Ermelo.

Suspected lion poacher arrested in Limpopo

2017-02-01 15:51

A man has been arrested after a white lion was killed and decapitated on a game farm near Alldays, Limpopo.

SA plans export quota for farm-bred lion skeletons

2017-01-27 10:22

The Department of Environmental Affairs plans to establish an annual quota for the export of skeletons from farm-bred lions, a quota that may help prevent the poaching of lions.

Zim rangers shoot third poacher

2017-01-12 17:07

Wildlife rangers in Zimbabwe have shot a third suspected poacher, this time in the Hurungwe safari area.

China says it will shut down ivory trade by end of 2017

2016-12-31 11:27

China says it plans to shut down its ivory trade by the end of 2017 in a move designed to curb the mass slaughter of African elephants.

Meet Arrow, the world’s first anti-poaching skydiving dog

2016-12-14 22:10

A German Shepherd from Rustenberg has pawed his way into the Guinness World Records by being recognised as the world’s first anti-poaching skydiving dog.

The true meaning of elephant ambassador Charlie's felling by poacher's guns

2016-12-07 10:01

Tracking collars and sophisticated telemetry are a good way to see where wild elephants roam. They can also lead to grisly discoveries about where and how they die.


Mpumalanga dismisses EFF claims of mass grave for poachers

2017-04-10 22:31

The Mpumalanga department of health says the remains buried in a mass burial site are those of people whose families it could not trace and not those of poachers, as claimed by the EFF.

Mexico's fight for endangered vaquita porpoise turns violent

2017-03-10 16:21

A gang of dozens of fishermen overturned inspectors' vehicles, burned 15 trucks and patrol boats, and beat three inspectors from the office for environmental protection in a town on Mexico's Gulf of California.

Poaching brings abalone, rock lobster stocks to critical levels

2017-02-28 06:00

Rock lobster and abalone stocks have dropped to critically low levels, with West Coast rock lobster levels down to 2%, the Western Cape Provincial Parliament has heard.

Lobster crash erodes West Coast way of life

2017-02-15 11:30

A collapse in the population of the iconic West Coast rock lobster may finally sever the area’s ties to its fishing past and drive its people into new forms of employment.

Poachers behead, mutilate white lion

2017-02-01 10:47

A white lion has been killed and two others have survived being poisoned after poachers targeted a game farm near Polokwane, police say.

Fleeing suspects threw rhino horn out of car window

2017-01-16 06:11

Three men will appear in the Louis Trichardt Magistrate's Court on charges of illegally possessing a rhino horn, thought to have been cut off a rhino shot with her calf.

Poaching 'escapade' goes wrong as man drops cellphone at crime scene - report

2017-01-04 12:03

A "poaching escapade" went wrong for a Zimbabwean man, 43, when he dropped his cellphone at a natural conservation park where he allegedly dehorned a rhinoceros worth $120 000, a report says.

Maimed lions show challenges of recovery in Mozambican park

2016-12-29 17:00

Maimed lions in the Gorongosa National Park show the challenges of recovery after Mozambique's civil war almost wiped them out.

SA man arrested in Moz national park on poaching charge

2016-12-14 10:10

A South African man has been arrested on a charge of poaching inside the protected buffer zone of Mozambique’s Parque Nacional de Limpopo, which abuts the Kruger National Park.

Prince William urges Vietnam to fight wildlife trade

2016-11-17 18:16

Britain's Prince William has urged Vietnam's leaders to step up the fight against wildlife trafficking, the main theme of his first visit to the Communist country.

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