Free State winning fight against rhino poachers

2015-07-30 19:03

Free State Public Works and Infrastructure MEC Sam Mashinini has told the provincial legislature that the province is doing well in its fight against rhino poaching.

Donnie the rhino orphan on road to recovery

2015-07-27 21:06

Orphaned after his mother was poached, a Kruger National Park rhino calf is now being looked after at a sanctuary in Mpumalanga.

SA rhino orphanage cares for victims of poachers

2015-07-18 09:44

They are the most vulnerable victims of South Africa's rhino poaching scourge, the baby rhinos that survive the shooting deaths of their mothers.

Will synthetic horns save or destroy wild rhino populations?

2015-07-08 09:21

US based bio-engineering firm, Pembient, is one of three companies that plans to flood Chinese and Vietnamese markets with synthetic 3D-printed rhino horn in an effort to stem the number of rhinos killed for their horns.

Innibos kicks off with rhino-care donation

2015-07-02 21:01

The annual Afrikaans cultural festival, Innibos, has raised R120 000 to help orphaned rhino at the Care for Wild centre in Mbombela.

Rhino poaching: What the minister says

2015-06-30 14:27

Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa was adamant that efforts to protect the Kruger Park’s rhinos against poachers need to be escalated.

SA breeders sue government to lift rhino horn trade

2015-06-25 13:12

A group of South African rhino breeders has taken the government to court to overturn the domestic ban on rhino horn sales, the group's chairperson says.

Experts: Trading rhino horn will only increase poaching risks

2015-06-24 15:52

A group of international conservationists have warned SA's Committee of Inquiry, commissioned to evaluate the feasibility of an international trade in rhino horn, that even the suggestion of trade would almost certainly increase the risk of poaching.

Five in court for rhino poaching

2015-06-22 22:17

Five rhino poachers have appeared in the KwaMsane Magistrate's Court in KwaZulu-Natal for their formal bail application, police say.

Mozambique cops cashing in on poaching

2015-06-11 16:26

Authorities in Mozambique have arrested five police officers for colluding with a poacher in the illegal sale of a rhino horn.


Only 4 northern white rhino remain on the earth

2015-07-29 10:23

Only four northern white rhino remain on earth after a 31-year-old female named Nabire died in the Czech Republic late on Monday, zookeepers said.

State to keep illegal rhino trade cash

2015-07-21 09:08

The High Court in Pietermaritzburg has granted an order to preserve R68 000 cash that the State seized as proceeds of the illegal sale of two white rhino horns from KwaZulu-Natal.

INFOGRAPHIC: The reality of rhinos

2015-07-09 16:41

A group is on a mission to move 100 rhinos from South Africa to Botswana in order to save them from poaching and develop a new breeding nucleus.

Mozambique burns seized ivory, rhino horn

2015-07-06 19:44

Mozambique has burned 2.5 tons of seized ivory and rhino horn as part of a campaign to end an illicit trade that is fuelling a wave of big animal poaching.

‘We have to understand how rhino-poaching syndicates operate’

2015-06-30 14:30

Mozambican conservationists have targeted syndicates poaching in SA and try to provide alternatives to crime.

Poachers killing tourism jobs

2015-06-25 18:41

International poaching syndicates’ continuing slaughter of iconic wildlife species threatens to significantly dent Africa’s multi-billion rand tourism industry – and slash the jobs it creates for local communities.

Is government doing enough to protect South Africa’s biodiversity?

2015-06-25 11:40

Globally environmental destruction is becoming increasingly difficult to ignore. Why then, the apparent complacency from government in the face of South Africa’s biodiversity crisis?

Breeders want ban on rhino horn trade lifted

2015-06-23 22:02

Legal trade in rhino horn could stem poaching breeders say.

WATCH:  Zim rangers sing farewell to rhinos

Heart-warming footage has emerged of a group of Zimbabwean rangers singing farewell to three black rhinos being airlifted to Botswana. Watch.

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Kenya wildlife rangers go high-tech to fight poachers

2015-06-10 20:48

Kenyan wildlife officers have launched a secure radio system in their battle to protect elephants and rhino, aiming to outwit poachers.

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