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.

More pictures of Mahlobo with massage therapist surface

2016-11-14 20:25

Pictures of State Security Minister David Mahlobo in an affectionate moment with an employee of a massage parlour owned by self-confessed criminal Guan Jiang Guang have surfaced.

Vietnam 'supermarket' for illegal wildlife trade, hearing told

2016-11-14 15:57

A Vietnamese village has become "a supermarket for illegal wildlife trafficking" raking in millions of dollars, a special hearing has heard.

Mahlobo’s rhino poacher ‘mate’

2016-11-13 06:00

State security minister appears to have hung out with the wrong crowd as an Al Jazeera investigation places him in the company of a Chinese gangster.


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.

Half a ton of ivory seized in Austria

2016-11-17 08:31

Austrian authorities have seized more than 560kg of ivory, a haul they described as a national record and one of the biggest in Europe.

Phosa not worried about spa pics

2016-11-14 18:01

Former Mpumalanga premier and ANC treasurer, Mathews Phosa, is not worried about photos of him with employees of a massage parlour owned by self-confessed criminal Guan Jiang Guang.

Mahlobo mulls legal action over 'rhino poaching' documentary

2016-11-14 09:04

State Security Minister David Mahlobo is considering suing Al Jazeera and several publications over reports relating to his alleged link to a rhino poaching syndicate.

More than 20 suspected rhino poachers nabbed at Kruger

2016-11-12 09:03

More than 20 would-be rhino poachers have been arrested and several firearms recovered in the Kruger National Park.

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