Rhino poaching: 12 kingpins arrested

2015-11-26 14:54

Twelve people believed to be the kingpins of a rhino poaching syndicate operating in Gauteng and North West have been arrested. This after a joint operation by law enforcement agencies.

Four men bust for hunting rhino in Kruger Park

2015-11-10 12:32

Four men in their 20s have been arrested for allegedly hunting rhino in the Kruger National Park, police say.

Rhino airwing contract fiasco

2015-11-02 10:56

A former hospital finance officer with no aviation experience won a R500 000 contract to run KwaZulu-Natal's rhino anti-poaching airwing, but had to pull out when nobody would supply him with the helicopters.

Rhino poachers get 14 years in prison thanks to tracking dog

2015-10-27 21:59

Two rhino poachers, who were arrested after they were tracked by a Belgian Malinois dog in the Kruger National Park, have each been sentenced to 14 years imprisonment.

Stress finally gets the better of dehorned rhino

2015-10-16 09:00

iThemba the pregnant white rhino who was shot and dehorned by poachers in August this year has died.

Conservationists rally for rhino, elephants

2015-10-03 17:14

Conservationists march in South Africa, and other nations are urged to increase protection for rhinos and elephants.

Rhino death toll at KZN reserve hits 8

2015-09-29 16:36

Eight rhino have been killed in the Hluhluwe Game Reserve over the weekend, a spokesperson has confirmed.

Five rhino killed at KZN game reserve

2015-09-28 12:00

Officials have discovered five rhino that have been killed at a game reserve in KwaZulu-Natal.

Judgment reserved on rhino horn trade moratorium

2015-09-23 20:02

A full bench of the High Court in Pretoria has reserved judgment in a bid by two rhino breeders to set aside the government’s moratorium on rhino horn trading.

SA breeders ask court to end rhino horn trade ban

2015-09-22 14:55

Two game owners have gone to court to fight the government's ban on the trade in rhino horn, arguing that legalising the market is key to curbing the poaching crisis.


SA judge lifts domestic ban on rhino horn trade

2015-11-26 12:22

A South African judge has lifted a domestic ban on trade in rhino horns, in a direct challenge to government policy put in place in 2009 to try to stem rocketing poaching numbers.

KNP gets new chief ranger

2015-11-04 16:34

A new chief ranger has been appointed at Kruger National Park with the huge task of stemming record levels of rhino poaching.

Would-be Limpopo rhino poacher jailed for 11 years

2015-10-29 13:17

A man who tried to poach rhino on a Limpopo farm in May last year has been jailed for 11 years.

At least 19 elephants killed in KNP this year

2015-10-23 10:02

At least 19 elephants have been killed in Kruger National Park since January, an official says, adding that 12 of these were killed in September and October.

KZN rhinos in danger

2015-10-05 12:36

Fears have been raised that bureaucratic bungling by Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife could be impacting on the province’s dwindling rhino population.

Tracker dog praised as two poachers convicted

2015-09-30 08:27

A magistrate in Mpumalanga has praised a Belgian Malinois dog that successfully tracked two poachers, resulting in their conviction.

Limpopo man goes to extremes for rhino awareness

2015-09-29 07:58

A man who is walking from Modimolle to Cape Town pulling a 120kg fibreglass rhino says only by going to extremes can you get people to change.

SA 'Black Mambas' get top UN award

2015-09-27 22:28

Two South African women, members of the country's first all-female anti-poaching team, the Black mambas, have received the UN's top environmental accolade, the Champions of the Earth award.

Around SA's national parks in 80 days for rhino awareness

2015-09-22 18:32

A Port Elizabeth businessman with a passion for conservation plans to cycle 6 000km between all of the country's 19 national parks to drive home the point that ordinary citizens can do great things for wildlife.

Kenya: Race against time to save the last white rhino

2015-09-22 13:18

On World Rhino Day, the only northern white male left in the world is desperately trying to save his subspecies.

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