ARTICLES RELATING TO POACHING

Kenya rejects bail bid by 'ivory kingpin'

2015-03-30 14:11

An alleged Kenyan ivory smuggler has been refused bail by a Mombasa court in a reversal of an earlier decision granting his release on medical grounds.

Elephant poaching severe - experts

2015-03-24 05:00

At a Botswana meeting, conservationists are warning that poaching of African elephants remains severe.

Alleged 'ivory kingpin' gets bail in landmark case

2015-03-18 18:22

A court in Kenya has granted bail to the suspected ringleader of an ivory smuggling gang on medical grounds, prompting immediate protests from wildlife activists.

Botswana to hosts elephant summit

2015-03-10 15:39

Botswana is set to host international meetings on elephant poaching and the illegal wildlife trade in Africa, Environment and Tourism Minister Tshekedi Khama says.

Zimbabwe pushes on with elephant exports

2015-03-07 21:21

Zimbabwe's environment minister Saviour Kasukuwere says authorities will push on with a controversial programme to export elephants because the money raised helps stop state rangers poaching.

Kenyan president torches ivory stockpile

2015-03-03 19:22

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has set fire to a giant pile of 15 tons of elephant ivory vowing to destroy the east African country's entire stockpile.

Bags of muti found in poachers' possession

2015-02-27 19:32

Five suspected rhino poachers have been arrested in Limpopo, police says

Alleged rhino poaching mastermind denied bail

2015-02-27 13:27

Bail has been denied to alleged rhino poaching mastermind Hugo Ras in the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court.

Lawyer suspended, rhino case postponed

2015-02-16 21:10

The suspension of a lawyer has led to a rhino poaching case against an SANDF member being postponed to June.

Kenya elephant poacher shot dead

2015-02-10 22:45

Kenya Wildlife Service has shot dead a suspected poacher after he killed an elephant.

 

Gun drills and discipline at SA anti-poaching school

2015-03-25 13:19

Gripping a semi-automatic rifle in his muscular right hand, anti-poaching instructor Simon Rood berates his students for not taking their gun lessons seriously.

Poachers slaughter 30 elephants in DRC

2015-03-23 18:00

Poachers have killed 30 elephants in a DRC national park in the past two weeks, park authorities say.

Zambian man found with 4 ivory tusks

2015-03-11 06:30

A Zambian national, who was recently found in possession of four illegal elephant tusks, has been remanded in custody in Maun while awaiting trial, a Gaborone-based radio station reports.

Tracking the demise of Africa's elephants

2015-03-10 14:41

More than 53 000 elephants have been massacred in the last decade in Tanzania’s Selous game reserve.

Heavily-pregnant rhino poached in Eastern Cape

2015-03-05 14:33

A R150 000 reward has been offered after two rhino, including a pregnant cow, were killed on an Eastern Cape private game reserve. Warning: Graphic photographs .

Rhino mother and calf poisoned

2015-03-03 08:54

Two black rhino, a mother and her calf, have been poisoned by poachers in south-eastern Zimbabwe, it has emerged.

Man with 500kg of perlemoen crashes car after high speed chase

2015-02-27 18:43

A man has been arrested for alleged possession of 500kg of perlemoen in Claremont, Cape Town.

China bans ivory imports for 1 year to protect elephants

2015-02-27 08:01

China imposed a one-year ban on ivory imports with immediate effect amid criticism that its citizens' huge appetite for ivory has fuelled poaching that threatens the existence of African elephants.

Controversy over new rhino horn commission

2015-02-16 19:17

The fate of the South African rhino population rests in the hands of a newly appointed commission of inquiry, which appears to have sailed into stormy waters.

Ivory thieves win appeal in Botswana court

2015-02-10 15:22

Two men convicted for possession of ivory have been released by the Botswana Court of Appeal.

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