Drama unfolds in R2m perlemoen bust

2016-10-18 21:25

Blood, adrenaline, and drama were involved in a sting operation that netted R2m worth of perlemoen in Somerset West.

A ranger, poacher and investigator explain pangolin trade

2016-10-06 19:22

Commercial trade in the pangolin, a scaly anteater with a distinctive coat of hard shells, is now forbidden following decisions made last week at a conservation meeting in Johannesburg.

Global trade in African grey parrots banned

2016-10-02 19:33

Delegates at a global wildlife conference in Johannesburg have voted to ban international trade in African grey parrots, one of the world's most trafficked birds.

World unites to save pangolin

2016-10-02 06:02

Conservationists succeeded in eliciting the support of 19 countries to totally ban all trade, except for scientific research, of the endangered pangolin – an animal that has earned the unfortunate label of “the most trafficked mammal” in the world.

2 arrested in R4.5m perlemoen bust

2016-09-27 21:06

Two men have been arrested after an apparent illegal perlemoen processing facility was uncovered in Gordon's Bay, the Western Cape Hawks say.

4 elephants suspected poisoned with cyanide in Zimbabwe

2016-09-27 12:19

A hunter in western Zimbabwe has found the carcasses of four more elephants believed to have been poisoned by cyanide, a report says.

Some elephants learning to avoid dangerous areas - Expert

2016-09-26 20:30

Some of Africa's elephants have been learning to avoid dangerous areas, a conservation expert says.

Shy pangolins need world spotlight to survive

2016-09-25 22:16

Reclusive, gentle and quick to roll up into a ball, pangolins keep a low profile. But they are also the world's most heavily trafficked mammal and experts at the CITES conference are ringing alarm bells over their survival.

Elephants divide meeting aimed at saving species

2016-09-25 16:07

African countries, including South Africa, have lashed out at Western charities for "dictating" how they should protect their elephants as the world's biggest conference on the international wildlife trade got underway in Johannesburg.

Horn trade debate to hot up this week

2016-09-18 06:00

Debates about legalising rhino horn trading set to be top on the agenda at a convention on endangered species in Sandton this week.


Hapless courier tries to mail stuffed rare birds

2016-10-12 19:48

Indonesian authorities have seized dozens of stuffed birds of paradise from a hapless courier who did not realise they were a protected species, an official says.

Live white rhino horn trade scenario – why prices would rise 900%

2016-10-03 15:18

Change the resource economics, and the associated value judgment made by the potential poacher changes forever too, says a conservation expert.

Wildlife delegates call for end to ivory markets

2016-10-02 16:36

Delegates at a UN wildlife conference in Johannesburg are pressuring countries with ivory markets to close them because of the slaughter of tens of thousands of elephants in recent years.

Ivory trade splits Africa

2016-10-02 06:01

Countries at the bottom of the continent want to sell stockpiled ivory, but this may ‘fuel poaching’

Poachers target 'ivory on wings'

2016-09-27 16:15

Some call it "ivory on wings" - part of the bill of a critically endangered bird in Southeast Asia that is sought by poachers and carved into ornaments for illegal sale to Chinese buyers.

What motivates SA citizens to poach rhino?

2016-09-27 08:03

Forced removals, poverty and Robin Hood-style "justice" are some of the reasons why South Africans from poor communities willingly work with international rhino poaching syndicates, says a researcher.

White rhino survives North West poaching

2016-09-26 16:33

An eight-year-old white rhino bull was the only survivor after five rhinos were poached in North West, Saving the Survivors said on Saturday.

African elephants 'suffer worst decline in 25 years'

2016-09-25 19:32

Africa's elephant population has suffered its worst drop in 25 years, the International Union for Conservation of Nature has said, blaming the plummeting numbers on poaching.

Poaching epidemic may lead to 'first hornless rhino herd'

2016-09-20 08:34

Saving the Survivors, a group which cares for injured rhino attacked by poachers, has a special idea that they hope will pay off.

Rhino poaching declines in SA in 2016

2016-09-11 14:34

Rhino poaching in South Africa has declined so far this year compared to last year, but elephant poaching has shown an increase, Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has announced.

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