ARTICLES RELATING TO RHINO POACHING

Comercial poaching is treating the symptoms, not the cause

2014-07-30 08:36

South Africa should be ‘at war’ with Mozambique because they doing nothing to stop its criminal citizens from plundering our wild natural resources, says Ron Thomson.

Rhino carcass found in Mapungubwe

2014-07-24 14:43

A rhino carcass was found in the Mapungubwe National Park in northern Limpopo, SA National Parks said on Thursday.

Phinda poachers in court

2014-07-22 20:20

Five alleged rhino poachers, arrested at the Phinda Game Reserve on the weekend, have appeared in court.

SANParks denies sale of KNP rhino

2014-07-21 05:00

SANParks has denied that the Kruger National Park plans on moving 500 of its rhino out of the park and selling half of them to private buyers.

SANParks plans rhino rescue operation

2014-07-20 09:21

As the rhino poaching issue intensifies, the Kruger National Park plans a last-ditch effort to evacuate 500 rhino to secret locations in a desperate bid to save the species.

Molewa: No decision yet on rhino horn sales

2014-07-17 21:52

No decision has been taken yet on whether South Africa will seek permission from Cites to sell its 18-ton stockpile of rhino horn.

558 rhino killed so far this year

2014-07-10 11:45

A staggering 558 rhino have been killed since the beginning of this year, the environmental affairs department says.

Celebrities rally against rhino poaching

2014-07-03 12:41

Since 2013, rhinos have been killed every 11 hours. In response to this rising epidemic, Prince William, David Beckham and Yao Ming teamed up to spread awareness.

3rd suspect in court for MTPA rhino horn theft

2014-06-25 15:03

A third man implicated in the theft of 112 rhino horn pieces from the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency in Mbombela, has appeared briefly in court.

MTPA rhino theft suspect an informer, court hears

2014-06-22 22:20

The Nelspruit Regional Court has heard that one of the men implicated in the theft of 112 pieces of rhino horn was a police informer who knew where horns were being sold.

Suspected poachers denied bail

2014-06-17 21:35

Three men arrested for rhino poaching have been denied bail in the Vaalwater Periodical Magistrate's Court, Limpopo.

SABC2’s 50/50 slammed for not being fair and balanced

2014-06-11 19:30

SABC2's current affairs show 50/50 has been slammed by the BCCSA for not being fair and balanced.

2 suspects held over MTPA rhino horn theft

2014-06-09 09:33

Two people have been arrested in connection with the theft of 112 rhino horns from a strong room at the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency and are expected to appear in court.

Chinese man convicted for smuggling rhino horns

2014-05-28 07:15

A Chinese man who helped run an international smuggling ring that specialised in rhino horns has been sentenced in to nearly six years in federal prison.

Rhino NGOs face being classified 'illegal'

2014-05-22 05:00

Organisations involved in fighting rhino poaching should register their initiatives or face the risk of being classified as illegal, environmental affairs says.

Poaching case delayed over lawyer's double-booking

2014-05-19 17:19

A rhino poaching case against three former SA National Parks employees and two traffic officials could not be heard because one of the defence lawyers was unavailable.

Elephant, rhino poaching up in Namibia

2014-05-13 19:17

The rising tide of elephant and rhino poaching in Africa is spreading to the sparsely-populated vastness of Namibia.

Mpumalanga tourism agency chair fired after sacking CEO

2014-05-03 13:03

The chair of the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) board has been fired for suspending the chief executive, the Saturday Star has reported.

Mozambique: Harder sentences for rhino poachers

2014-04-24 15:16

The government of Mozambique has placed tougher penalties and sentences for rhino poachers, seen by many as a step in the right direction.

Syndicate linked to R160m rhino horn theft - Hawks

2014-04-22 14:40

The theft of R160m worth of rhino horns stolen from Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency in Mataffin, Mbombela, has been linked to a crime syndicate.

SANParks gets R3.5m to fight rhino poaching

2014-04-22 11:36

SA National Parks has received R3.5m to fight rhino poaching from Bavaria Breweries and five big retailers.

SA, Mozambique reach deal to fight rhino poaching

2014-04-18 05:30

South Africa has signed an anti-poaching agreement with Mozambique, a major transit route for rhino horn trafficked to Asia.

R15 000 to care for orphaned rhino

2014-04-14 13:10

In 2013, over 1 000 rhino were poached in South Africa as demand for their horn escalates. The effect on populations, especially calves, is devastating.

 

KNP poachers threaten slaughter of elephants

2014-07-29 19:47

Rangers in the Kruger National Park, already struggling to cope with well-armed rhino poachers, say they are preparing to face an onslaught against the park's elephants.

Rhino poacher gets 77 years in jail

2014-07-23 14:03

A rhino poacher has been sentenced to 77 years in prison in one of the heaviest penalties aimed at curbing poachers who target rhinos for their horns.

'Rhino poachers' face more than 1 800 charges

2014-07-21 14:32

Eleven people, including veterinarians and professional hunters, have appeared briefly in the High Court in Pretoria on various charges relating to rhino poaching, illegal hunting and racketeering.

Five rhino poachers arrested in KZN

2014-07-20 20:40

Five rhino poachers - one left injured after a shoot-out - have been arrested at the Phinda Game Reserve, KwaZulu-Natal police say.

One man propeller jets may stop rhino poaching

2014-07-18 12:24

Only in science fiction, a one-man flying machine is now a viable and a cost-effective option for the police, according to a UK company. Could this be the answer to rhino poaching?

Amaroks take rhino fight to poachers

2014-07-11 09:53

VW SA has loaned six Amarok double-cabs to the anti-poaching Wilderness Foundation to pursue rhino poachers in South Africa's national parks. Go gettem, guys!

Moz poachers get 16 years

2014-07-08 20:36

Two Mozambicans who killed and de-horned a white rhino were each handed 16-year sentences.

SA may legalise rhino horn trade

2014-06-30 16:10
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Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has asked for input on talks about the possibility of legalising the rhino horn trade.

Rhino poachers get 12 years in Limpopo

2014-06-24 11:38

Two men have been sentenced to 12 years imprisonment each for rhino poaching, Limpopo police said on Tuesday.

Suspect tells of brutal torture for horn theft

2014-06-20 08:00

One of the two men accused of stealing 112 pieces of rhino horn from the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency has testified that police torture led him to lie.

Accused Mbombela rhino horn thieves back in court

2014-06-17 08:38

Two men implicated in the theft of 112 pieces of rhino horns from the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency offices in Mbombela are expected to appear in the Nelspruit Regional Court.

Rhino Ambulances to the rescue

2014-06-10 11:22

A Rhino Ambulance sounds like a whimsical notion from a children's storybook, but in fact it's the latest innovation from the front lines of the poaching crisis.

Rhino horn confession was forced says lawyer

2014-06-09 14:03

The lawyer representing one of two people accused of stealing rhino horns from the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency has accused police of forcing his client into signing a confession.

Drones used to stop poaching banned in Kenya

2014-06-05 16:36

One of Kenya's largest game reserves has been forced to halt plans to use drones to monitor its endangered rhino because of a government ban, park officials say.

Mpuma cops held with poacher

2014-05-28 16:09

Two police constables have been arrested for allegedly transporting a suspected rhino poacher in a marked police vehicle at the Kruger National Park, the Hawks said on Wednesday.

Two suspected poachers killed in Kruger shoot-out

2014-05-22 20:37

Two suspected rhino poachers have been killed during a shoot-out with rangers at Crocodile Bridge in the Kruger National Park, SANParks says.

Wounded Tala rhino goes missing

2014-05-21 10:32

The only rhino to survive a brazen attack at the Tala Game Reserve went missing for two days, placing wildlife authorities on edge.

3 KZN rhino attacked in broad daylight

2014-05-19 12:18

Three rhino were attacked at the Tala Game Reserve in KwaZulu Natal, authorities are calling this a senseless killing.

Two rhino poachers killed

2014-05-06 17:11

Two rhino poachers have been shot dead by field rangers in the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife says.

Poachers hit urban area, rhino dies

2014-05-03 11:38

The proximity of the Dinokeng Game Reserve to an urban area makes it easy for poachers to enter the park and kill rhino.

Local South African food brand donates to rhino safety

2014-04-22 12:53

Fair Cape Dairies donates thousands to the efforts of anti-rhino poaching.

Rhino horns worth millions stolen

2014-04-21 19:40
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About 40 rhino horns, worth an estimated R160m, have been stolen from the safe of a tourism organisation in Mpumalanga, a report says.

Suspected rhino poachers arrested

2014-04-14 14:45

Three suspected rhino poachers have been arrested in the Kruger National Park.

Group fights moves to legalise rhino horn trade

2014-04-11 13:40

A rhino trade conference has resolved to act against any proposals to legalise rhino horn trade.

 
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