ARTICLES RELATING TO POACHING

Hong Kong launches ivory ban bill

2017-06-15 06:26

Hong Kong has launched a landmark bill to ban its ivory trade, describing it as an effort to "eradicate" the illegal poaching of elephants.

Trans-border African task-force nails ivory smuggling network

2017-06-12 13:02

A cross-border task force has arrested several key members of an ivory smuggling pipeline that covertly moved tons of elephant tusks from Africa to Asia.

2 lions, freed from circuses, are poached in Limpopo

2017-06-04 19:39

Conservationists say poachers have killed 2 male lions that were among more than 30 freed from South American circuses and airlifted to South Africa.

Vet wants stronger action after rhino poaching suspects are re-arrested

2017-05-31 19:25

Government needs to throw every available resource at tackling the country’s rhino poaching crisis, or risk losing all credibility, internationally-renowned Eastern Cape wildlife veterinarian Dr William Fowlds has said.

Limpopo police make gruesome find, 4 women arrested

2017-05-18 19:24

Limpopo police investigators have made a gruesome discovery when they arrested four women for illegally possessing the heads and body parts of two freshly-killed lions.

Malaysia seizes 330 exotic tortoises from Madagascar

2017-05-15 21:58

Malaysian authorities say they have seized 330 exotic tortoises from Madagascar worth $276 721 in the latest heist of illegal wildlife and animal parts being smuggled.

Suspected rhino poaching syndicate's luxury car driver in court

2017-05-09 22:00

An alleged member of the so-called "Mercedes Benz" rhino poaching syndicate has made a brief appearance in the Ganyesa Magistrate's Court.

Two poachers arrested

2017-05-02 15:42

Two rhino poachers have been arrested after a shootout when the South African Police Service intercepted a rhino poaching syndicate at a game farm in Makhado.

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.

 

'Alarming revelations' in Western Cape perlemoen report

2017-06-14 17:46

A report into the impact of perlemoen poaching on small-scale fishing communities has raised a number of "alarming revelations" that need to be urgently addressed, according to a Western Cape legislature committee chair.

Two arrested for rhino horn smuggling at Hong Kong airport

2017-06-11 22:59

The Hong Kong government website revealed two separate incidents of illegal rhino horn seizures at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA).

Top anti-poaching cop pulled from beat due to alleged 'murder conspiracy'

2017-06-01 22:44

As rhino poaching reaches an unprecedented scale, it has emerged that KwaZulu- Natal’s top "anti poaching" cop has been kicking his heels in a city office after being pulled from the beat in 2015.

Rhino owners cry foul after poaching gang suspects get bail

2017-05-20 09:31

The rhino security community has expressed outrage after a Grahamstown High Court judge granted bail to three of South Africa’s most notorious rhino poaching suspects, the Ndlovu Gang, effectively releasing them from police custody.

Speculation that suspected poacher was a former game ranger

2017-05-16 22:40

SANParks officials have declined to confirm or comment on speculation that a suspected rhino poacher who was shot and killed by park rangers was a former Kruger National Park ranger.

Indonesians arrested over Sumatran tiger poaching

2017-05-15 21:55

Indonesian authorities arrest two men on suspicion of poaching Sumatran tigers and seized a skin and bones taken from one of the rare animals.

Shootout, arrests as alleged rhino poachers use luxury vehicles

2017-05-08 13:02

Police have disrupted another rhino poaching syndicate which allegedly uses luxury vehicles to commit crimes.

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.

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