ARTICLES RELATING TO RHINO POACHING

Rhino owners cry foul after poaching gang suspects get bail

2017-05-20 09:31

The rhino security community has expressed outrage after a Grahamstown High Court judge granted bail to three of South Africa’s most notorious rhino poaching suspects, the Ndlovu Gang, effectively releasing them from police custody.

Nine rhinos found massacred at Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park

2017-05-13 12:38

Nine fresh rhino carcasses have been found massacred at the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, South Africa’s oldest game reserve and the cradle of global rhino conservation.

Shootout, arrests as alleged rhino poachers use luxury vehicles

2017-05-08 13:02

Police have disrupted another rhino poaching syndicate which allegedly uses luxury vehicles to commit crimes.

ConCourt opens way to local trade in rhino horn

2017-04-05 22:19

The decision by the Constitutional Court to reject a government appeal to preserve a ban on the domestic trade of rhino horn, has stirred the debate over poaching.

Thais probe offical 'escort' for rhino horn smugglers

2017-03-17 16:04

Thailand is probing whether a senior justice official and two cops worked as meet-and-greeters for smugglers trying to traffic 21 rhino horns worth $500 000 through a Bangkok airport.

Thai customs seizes unusually large rhino horns

2017-03-15 13:59

Thai authorities say they have seized 21 unusually large rhino horns worth almost $5m that were smuggled from Ethiopia.

Despite poaching, SA plans for rhino horn trade

2017-03-12 16:20

South Africa is moving ahead with plans to allow a domestic trade and limited export of rhino horns, alarming many international conservationists who believe rhino will be more vulnerable to poachers.

Rhino poaching dips, stays above 10 000

2017-02-27 20:52

Poachers killed 1 054 rhino for their horns in 2016, a ten percent dip on a year earlier.

Chinese duo caught with rhino horn and ivory fined and deported

2017-02-03 10:20

Two Chinese nationals who returned to a Cape Town restaurant to claim a backpack containing processed rhino horn and ivory have each been given a suspended five-year jail term, the Hawks say.

6 rhino poaching suspects expected in court

2017-01-31 21:52

Six men arrested for alleged rhino poaching will appear in the KwaMsane Magistrate's Court.

 

Speculation that suspected poacher was a former game ranger

2017-05-16 22:40

SANParks officials have declined to confirm or comment on speculation that a suspected rhino poacher who was shot and killed by park rangers was a former Kruger National Park ranger.

Suspected rhino poaching syndicate's luxury car driver in court

2017-05-09 22:00

An alleged member of the so-called "Mercedes Benz" rhino poaching syndicate has made a brief appearance in the Ganyesa Magistrate's Court.

Malaysia seizes 18 rhino horns from Mozambique

2017-04-10 11:23

Malaysian authorities say they have seized 18 rhino horns believed to have been smuggled into the country from Mozambique

SANParks ranger dies in 'accidental' shooting

2017-03-21 22:09

South African National Parks says one of its rangers died in an accidental shooting at Lower Sabie in the Kruger National Park.

Innovative Kruger Park surveillance technology stops poachers in their tracks

2017-03-16 18:53

Two weeks after its introduction, the Kruger National Park's wide range surveillance technology, the Meerkat, has managed to stop five out of nine detected rhino poaching incidents.

The big problem with legalising rhino horn sales

2017-03-15 08:23

While we've been spending our hard earned money to save the rhinos, our minister wants to allow the sale of their horn and put them into more danger than ever before, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

White rhino killed by poachers at French zoo

2017-03-07 21:19

Intruders at a French zoo have shot dead a white rhino and hacked off its horns in a grisly overnight poaching incident, police and the zoo say.

2 men to appear in court after attack on rhino sanctuary

2017-02-24 09:18

Two men who were arrested in connection with the attack on the Thula-Thula Rhino Orphanage in northern KwaZulu-Natal are expected to appear in court in Ermelo.

Chinese couple's rhino horn case rolled over

2017-02-01 20:12

Two Chinese nationals who returned to a restaurant to claim a backpack with processed rhino horn and ivory made a brief appearance in the Wynberg Magistrate's Court.

Wining, dining duo leave rhino horn behind

2017-01-31 11:56

Two Chinese nationals have been arrested after returning to a Hout Bay restaurant to get a backpack, which they forgot, containing processed rhino horn and ivory.

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