Two rhino poachers jailed for 11 years each

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Two rhino poachers have been sentenced to 11 years each behind bars by the White River Magistrate's Court, police say.

2 tons of elephant tusks seized in Vietnam

2015-08-24 09:56

Customs officers in Vietnam seized more than two tons of elephant tusks, eight days after confiscating an ivory shipment weighing nearly a ton, authorities say.

SA vet treats mutilated rhino with elephant skin - A first

2015-08-14 14:09

Veterinarians in South Africa have treated an injured rhino whose face was mutilated by poachers by fitting it with a bandage made of elephant skin.

SA counts carcasses as rhino poaching surges

2015-08-12 13:31

Poachers have killed record numbers of rhinos in South Africa in recent years, but some conservationists believe the toll could be even higher than the official figures.

Kruger migrating rhino to safe havens

2015-08-04 21:33

As a helicopter hovers above, men emerge from the bush, using rope to haul a one-ton male white rhino they have sedated with a dart fired from the air.

Free State winning fight against rhino poachers

2015-07-30 19:03

Free State Public Works and Infrastructure MEC Sam Mashinini has told the provincial legislature that the province is doing well in its fight against rhino poaching.

Donnie the rhino orphan on road to recovery

2015-07-27 21:06

Orphaned after his mother was poached, a Kruger National Park rhino calf is now being looked after at a sanctuary in Mpumalanga.

SA rhino orphanage cares for victims of poachers

2015-07-18 09:44

They are the most vulnerable victims of South Africa's rhino poaching scourge, the baby rhinos that survive the shooting deaths of their mothers.

Will synthetic horns save or destroy wild rhino populations?

2015-07-08 09:21

US based bio-engineering firm, Pembient, is one of three companies that plans to flood Chinese and Vietnamese markets with synthetic 3D-printed rhino horn in an effort to stem the number of rhinos killed for their horns.

Innibos kicks off with rhino-care donation

2015-07-02 21:01

The annual Afrikaans cultural festival, Innibos, has raised R120 000 to help orphaned rhino at the Care for Wild centre in Mbombela.


Ex-soldier in court for Kruger poaching

2015-09-01 17:55

A former South African National Defence Force soldier has appeared in court on 18 counts relating to illegal activities in the Kruger National Park.

700kg rhino horns, elephant tusks seized in Vietnam

2015-08-14 16:53

Police in Vietnam have seized more than 700kg of rhino horns and elephant tusks believed to have originated from Mozambique, a report says.

Rhino poacher's sentence reduced

2015-08-13 16:23

Two high court judges have reduced a rhino poacher's 20-year jail sentence to 12 years on appeal.

Dehorned pregnant rhino clinging to life, her bull calf killed

2015-08-07 10:38

A pregnant white rhino named Hope was shot, dehorned and left for dead after poachers first killed and de-horned her 5-year-old bull calf in Zulu­land.

Two rhinos killed in KZN reserves on Sunday

2015-08-04 09:23

WITH over 60 rhinos killed in KwaZulu-Natal this year, another two rhinos were poached and killed on two separate reserves on Sunday night.

Only 4 northern white rhino remain on the earth

2015-07-29 10:23

Only four northern white rhino remain on earth after a 31-year-old female named Nabire died in the Czech Republic late on Monday, zookeepers said.

State to keep illegal rhino trade cash

2015-07-21 09:08

The High Court in Pietermaritzburg has granted an order to preserve R68 000 cash that the State seized as proceeds of the illegal sale of two white rhino horns from KwaZulu-Natal.

INFOGRAPHIC: The reality of rhinos

2015-07-09 16:41

A group is on a mission to move 100 rhinos from South Africa to Botswana in order to save them from poaching and develop a new breeding nucleus.

Mozambique burns seized ivory, rhino horn

2015-07-06 19:44

Mozambique has burned 2.5 tons of seized ivory and rhino horn as part of a campaign to end an illicit trade that is fuelling a wave of big animal poaching.

‘We have to understand how rhino-poaching syndicates operate’

2015-06-30 14:30

Mozambican conservationists have targeted syndicates poaching in SA and try to provide alternatives to crime.

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