ARTICLES RELATING TO RHINO POACHING

Kruger rangers receive specialised grenade launcher to fight poachers

2016-07-22 18:23

The fight against rhino poachers at the Kruger National Park has received a boost with the gift of a 40mm Under Barrel Grenade Launcher from a private company to SANParks.

Muthi defence fails as ex-soldier gets 26 years for rhino poaching

2016-07-15 13:06

A former SANDF soldier’s failure to convince a court that he had only trespassed in the Kruger National Park to look for muthi - and not to poach rhino - will see him spending the next 26 years in prison.

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.

 

Scientists join fight against rhino poaching

2016-07-16 07:08

Efforts are underway to track down the international syndicates involved in the rhino horn trade, thanks to a new DNA system.

6 000 rhino poached in Africa in last decade – report

2016-07-12 16:06

More than 6 000 rhino have been killed in Africa over the last decade and about 25 000 remain on the continent, according to a new report.

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.

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