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Shucks! Cops sniff out R10m stash of perlemoen in Cape Town house

2017-08-23 10:48

Two men have been arrested after police officers discovered perlemoen in a house in Cape Town with an estimated street value of R10m, according to Western Cape police.

Mpumalanga wildlife operators could face string of sentences after latest arrest

2017-08-15 19:37

Two Mpumalanga wildlife operators might face a string of sentences if convicted on game-theft and illegal medicines possession charges.

Manhunt to find poachers after lions poisoned, mutilated

2017-08-11 15:53

Police outside Lephalale have launched a manhunt after suspected poachers poisoned and killed two lions at a farm in Vaalwater, Limpopo.

126 poachers strike abalone farm in broad daylight

2017-08-09 07:30

In one of the biggest raids on highly endangered abalone on the Overberg coastline, almost 130 poachers have harvested thousands of abalone near Danger Point, just outside Gansbaai.

New move to support game rangers at risk

2017-07-31 12:02

At least 55 game rangers and other wildlife workers have died in the last 12 months in Africa. Now there is a move to offer rangers 24-hour insurance cover across Africa, even when they are off duty.

Government 'cautiously optimistic' following dip in rhino poaching incidents

2017-07-24 22:13

The number of rhino poaching incidents in the country - including in the Kruger National Park - has decreased between January and June this year, the Department of Environmental Affairs says.

Cop allegedly linked to rhino poaching killed in KZN shootout

2017-07-24 18:38

A policeman allegedly linked to a rhino poaching syndicate in KwaZulu-Natal has been shot and killed in a shootout with police officers in Hluhluwe, KwaZulu-Natal police say.

'Sixth extinction' of wildlife faster than feared

2017-07-13 19:10

The sixth mass extinction of life on Earth is unfolding more quickly than feared, scientists have warned.

Two suspected rhino poachers killed in shootout

2017-07-10 09:30

Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife field rangers have shot and killed two suspected rhino poachers after a gunfight at the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi game park.

KZN police arrest three suspected rhino poachers

2017-07-08 14:24

Three suspected rhino poachers are set to appear in the Hluhluwe Magistrate's Court after being caught by police carrying a high calibre hunting rifle, a silencer, ammunition and an axe.

 

Horn of contention: Behind the controversial rhino horn auction

2017-08-22 12:44

The Department of Environmental Affairs has shown it has neither the political will, the necessary clout nor the resources to properly regulate the domestic trade in rhino horn.

Cape Town police nail two with R2m worth of abalone

2017-08-15 11:14

Two people have been arrested after they were caught transporting abalone worth over R2m in Philippi, Cape Town, Western Cape police have said.

Call to legalise rhino horn sales after latest killing in Jeffreys Bay

2017-08-10 17:08

A private game farm owner is calling for the legalising of rhino horn sales, under strict regulations, as the only way to curb the rampant rhino poaching.

US crushes nearly two tons of ivory in NY Central Park

2017-08-04 09:04

US officials destroyed nearly two tons of carved illegal ivory worth $8-10 million in New York's Central Park to denounce poaching that kills nearly 100 elephants a day in Africa.

Kruger National Park security official nabbed with illegal ammo and stolen ranger uniforms

2017-07-28 21:58

Police this week nabbed a Kruger National Park senior security official who has been allegedly linked to a known rhino poaching syndicate.

Chinese national charged with leading ivory smuggling ring

2017-07-24 22:13

A Chinese national has been arraigned in federal court in the US on charges he led a conspiracy to illegally smuggle $700 000 worth of goods made from banned rhino horn, elephant ivory and coral.

US court orders SA poacher to hand over R479m

2017-07-21 22:34

A US court has ordered convicted lobster poacher Arnold Bengis to forfeit $37m (R479m) to South Africa’s agriculture department.

Abalone worth 'several million rand' seized in Cape Town

2017-07-11 12:27

Abalone worth several million rand has been confiscated in Cape Town in two separate busts, resulting in the arrests of six suspects.

Vietnam seizes 3 tons of ivory originating from SA

2017-07-09 16:06

Vietnamese authorities have seized nearly three tons of ivory originating from South Africa and hidden among boxes of fruit, officials say, the latest haul to spotlight the country's key role in the global wildlife smuggling trade.

Fishy bust nets world’s biggest haul of elephant ivory

2017-07-07 09:17

The Hong Kong government has announced that customs officers raided a shipping container packed with frozen fish and discovered 7.2 tons of elephant ivory stashed beneath.

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