ARTICLES RELATING TO RHINO POACHING

Rhino poacher prison escapee still on the run

2016-11-21 16:15

A convicted rhino poacher who escaped from Barberton TB Specialised Hospital last month is still on the run, Justice Minister Michael Masutha says.

Where in the world is Mahlobo's alleged criminal friend Guan Jiang Guang?

2016-11-17 11:57

It is as if he vanished into thin air, friends and neighbours of self-professed criminal and alleged friend of State Security Minister David Mahlobo, Guan Jiang Guang, say.

More pictures of Mahlobo with massage therapist surface

2016-11-14 20:25

Pictures of State Security Minister David Mahlobo in an affectionate moment with an employee of a massage parlour owned by self-confessed criminal Guan Jiang Guang have surfaced.

Al Jazeera doccie 'gutter journalism' - Mahlobo

2016-11-14 15:37

State Security Minister David Mahlobo has described a documentary linking him to a rhino poaching syndicate as “gutter journalism” with far-reaching consequences for South Africa’s international relations.

Mahlobo’s rhino poacher ‘mate’

2016-11-13 06:00

State security minister appears to have hung out with the wrong crowd as an Al Jazeera investigation places him in the company of a Chinese gangster.

More than 20 suspected rhino poachers nabbed at Kruger

2016-11-12 09:03

More than 20 would-be rhino poachers have been arrested and several firearms recovered in the Kruger National Park.

Anti-poaching rangers attacked in Mozambique

2016-10-17 20:44

Three-anti poaching rangers in Mozambique came under attack while escorting alleged rhino poachers to a police station near the Greater Lebombo Conservancy, the International Anti-Poaching Foundation said on Monday.

Rhino bred in captivity in UK give birth in wild

2016-10-09 19:09

British conservationists say two critically endangered eastern black rhino bred in captivity in England have given birth in the wild in Africa - a development likely to please Prince William.

'Rhino poacher' just a herbalist, mom tells court

2016-09-28 19:35

The mother of an accused Mpumalanga herbalist who supplied traditional healers has rejected the suggestion that he may have graduated to dealing in illegal rhino horn.

Elephants divide meeting aimed at saving species

2016-09-25 16:07

African countries, including South Africa, have lashed out at Western charities for "dictating" how they should protect their elephants as the world's biggest conference on the international wildlife trade got underway in Johannesburg.

 

A bad case of not knowing

2016-11-20 06:39

Following revelations that a known Chinese rhino horn trafficker brags about being friends with the country’s top spy, Phillip Dexter looks at what the minister ought to have known.

I am not going to resign - Mahlobo

2016-11-16 17:03

State Security Minister David Mahlobo is not going to resign, he has told Parliament.

Vietnam 'supermarket' for illegal wildlife trade, hearing told

2016-11-14 15:57

A Vietnamese village has become "a supermarket for illegal wildlife trafficking" raking in millions of dollars, a special hearing has heard.

Mahlobo mulls legal action over 'rhino poaching' documentary

2016-11-14 09:04

State Security Minister David Mahlobo is considering suing Al Jazeera and several publications over reports relating to his alleged link to a rhino poaching syndicate.

Vietnam destroys 2 200kg seized ivory, rhino horns

2016-11-12 18:35

Vietnamese authorities have destroyed more than 2 200kg of seized elephant ivory and rhino horns, sending a message ahead of a key international conference next week that they want illegal wildlife trafficking stopped.

Increase in KZN rhino poaching

2016-11-10 09:39

The number of rhino poached in KwaZulu-Natal has risen by 33% since last year, and the year is not over yet.

Rhino poachers win leave to appeal 26-year sentence

2016-10-14 20:37

A former South African National Defence Force soldier who has been convicted and sentenced to 26 years for poaching rhino in the Kruger National Park has, together with his accomplice, appealed his sentence.

Swazi bid to sell rhino horn fails at CITES

2016-10-03 22:15

Swaziland's bid to sell rhino horn stockpile has failed at the CITES meeting in Johannesburg.

What motivates SA citizens to poach rhino?

2016-09-27 08:03

Forced removals, poverty and Robin Hood-style "justice" are some of the reasons why South Africans from poor communities willingly work with international rhino poaching syndicates, says a researcher.

Poaching epidemic may lead to 'first hornless rhino herd'

2016-09-20 08:34

Saving the Survivors, a group which cares for injured rhino attacked by poachers, has a special idea that they hope will pay off.

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