Zimbabwe wildlife boss put on leave over 220kg missing rhino horns

2016-06-28 21:08

Zimbabwe's wildlife management authority says it has sent its director general on leave to allow for investigations into more than 220kg of missing rhino horns.

US military vets to train SA wildlife rangers

2016-06-21 21:12

A group of American military veterans with experience in Iraq and Afghanistan plans to train rangers at some private wildlife areas in South Africa, where poachers have killed large numbers of rhino for their horns.

2 Kruger Park rangers in court over rhino horns worth R2m

2016-06-20 22:09

Two Kruger National Park rangers, allegedly found with rhino horns worth R2m, have appeared in the Bushbuckridge Magistrate's Court.

'Grandmother' rhino shot dead in Zimbabwe reserve

2016-06-13 11:01

An elderly female white rhino has been shot dead in a private game reserve near Harare, the park has confirmed.

Kenya's rare success story of wildlife protection

2016-05-29 15:57

Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya is showing how conservation and community are bucking the poaching trend that kills thousands.

Rhino survives 1 year after horrific attack

2016-05-25 17:04

The facial reconstruction of Hope, whose gaping wound left her sinus cavities exposed, is a see-saw of progress and setbacks.

First four months of 2016 sees 363 rhino poached

2016-05-08 17:07

A total of 363 rhino have been poached in South Africa from January to April 2016, Environmental Minister Edna Molewa has announced in Pretoria.

International anti-poaching unit trains Swazi cops, rangers

2016-04-07 16:06

A new international unit is training an anti-poaching unit of game rangers and a specialist group of the Royal Swazi Police, in the war against rhino poaching in Swaziland.

Poachers kill 2 rhino, 2 calves orphaned

2016-03-26 16:32

Poachers have killed two white rhino cows and seriously injured a bull in Sibuya Game Reserve.

Private army protects world's largest rhino farm

2016-03-02 17:25

The world's largest rhino farm looks like a vast fortress and is guarded by a private army.


Zimbabwe national parks boss suspended in probe over missing rhino horn

2016-06-28 13:46

The head of Zimbabwe’s national parks authority has been suspended as part of a probe into 228kg of missing rhino horn, reports say.

Colleagues in shock after Limpopo ranger killed by poachers

2016-06-21 12:18

Members of a Limpopo anti-poaching unit are "shocked and completely bewildered" after a fellow ranger, 24, was shot dead by poachers.

Exotic animals from Italy's underworld get 2nd chance

2016-06-14 16:25

In ancient Rome, they would have been pitted against gladiators or served up at banquets.

Wildlife phone apps cause chaos in Kruger

2016-06-08 16:28

Phone apps that track wildlife sightings in the Kruger Park have caused a rise in road rage, road-kills and speeding as tourists rush to viewing spots, officials say.

Two white rhino killed, dehorned in Rietvlei Nature Reserve

2016-05-27 21:32

Two white rhino have been killed and dehorned at the Rietvlei Nature Reserve, the City of Tshwane has confirmed.

Appeal Court backs domestic rhino horn trade

2016-05-23 20:57

The Supreme Court of Appeal has dismissed a government bid to retain a ban on domestic trade in rhino horns in a dispute over how to end poaching.

Kenya burns huge pile of ivory in bid to stop poaching

2016-04-30 21:07

Kenya's president has set fire to 105 tons of elephant ivory and more than 1 ton of rhino horn, in a dramatic statement against the trade in ivory and products from endangered species.

'Rangers framed me for Kruger rhino poaching,' soldier tells court

2016-03-29 23:02

A soldier accused of poaching rhino in the Kruger National Park in 2001 and 2010 has told the Nelspruit Magistrate's Court that rangers framed him after they realised they had shot him.

Record 1 300 rhino poached in Africa in 2015

2016-03-10 08:49

More than 1 300 rhino were poached in Africa last year, a record since 2008 when South Africa banned trade in rhino horns, leading conservation body IUCN says.

Fight against rhino poaching goes high-tech

2016-01-29 17:00

The Hawks are working on a project with state-owned Denel Dynamics to find the right drone technology in the fight against rhino poaching, Parliament has heard.

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