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.

To save rhino, we need to save the poor - SANParks scientist

2016-09-14 10:10

The key to successfully battling rhino poaching may be depended on aiding poor communities living around South Africa's national parks, a SANParks scientist has told Parliament.

Rhino poaching declines in SA in 2016

2016-09-11 14:34

Rhino poaching in South Africa has declined so far this year compared to last year, but elephant poaching has shown an increase, Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has announced.

How a poaching crime scene is processed

During a media tour to the Kruger National Park, the environmental crime investigative unit takes us through processing a crime scene.

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Rhino shot by poachers dies in Nepal

2016-09-08 07:00

A one-horned rhino has died weeks after it was shot by poachers in Nepal, becoming the first of the rare animals to be killed in the country in over two years.

Does it hurt a rhino when it gets dehorned?

2016-09-07 11:02

Zimbabwe is in the process of dehorning all rhinos living in the country's national parks. But is it panful for a rhino to be dehorned?

Zimbabwe dehorns rhino to curb poaching

2016-08-30 21:49

Wildlife authorities in Zimbabwe have begun dehorning the country's 700 adult rhino to curb rampant poaching, a conservation group says.


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.

Private rhino owners have lost R1.45bn fighting poaching

2016-09-13 15:33

Private rhino owners have lost R1.45bn fighting poaching since 2009, Parliament's portfolio committee on environmental affairs has heard.

Locking Horns

2016-09-11 06:35

While legalising trade in rhino horn will have its advantages, experts don’t know if it will work

San Diego Zoo burns rhino horn worth $1m

2016-09-08 21:39

Rhino horns worth around $1m are to be burnt at the San Diego Zoo in a bid to raise awareness about the endangered species decimated by poachers.

4 held in Namibia for killing of endangered black rhino

2016-09-07 20:00

Four suspended poachers have been arrested following the killing of an endangered black rhino in a private reserve in Namibia where authorities are keen to smash increasingly dangerous poaching syndicates.

Axe-wielding rhino poacher jailed for 12 years

2016-09-06 18:12

A rhino poacher has had his appeal against his conviction for possessing rifles rejected.

Namibia has lost 37 rhino to poachers this year – report

2016-08-18 13:07

Save the Rhino Trust Namibia has called for a demonstration this week outside a court in Omararu against the release on bail of two suspected rhino horn smugglers, as the authorities confirmed 37 rhino had been lost to poachers in Namibia this year.

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