ARTICLES RELATING TO RHINO POACHING

Kruger arrests 5 poachers

2014-10-17 21:03

Five suspected rhino poachers have been arrested in the Kruger National Park SANParks says.

Rhino poachers jailed in Mpumalanga

2014-10-10 08:49

Two rhino poachers arrested in unrelated incidents have been sentenced in Mpumalanga courts, police say.

Rhino sale: Make your bid now

2014-10-06 20:05

The Kruger National Park is inviting bids for 500 rhino, hopefully sold to mostly private buyers, to counter a wave of poaching for their horns.

Rhino 'poacher' wanted by FBI

2014-10-04 07:00

Rhino 'poacher' is wanted for fleeing criminal prosecution and on six counts of wire fraud, which related to investment fraud.

Rhino poacher's sentence reduced

2014-09-26 12:56

A Thai national convicted of illegal trade in rhino horn has had his sentence reduced from 30 to 13 years by the Supreme Court of Appeal this week.

Poaching gang in court

2014-09-22 19:31

Ten alleged members of a rhino poaching syndicate, including a police officer and a lawyer have appeared briefly in the Hatfield Magistrate's Court.

Global march planned against poaching

2014-09-18 21:53

A global march demanding action to stop rhino and elephant poaching will be held across 125 cities in October, organisers have announced.

Nine held for poaching

2014-09-15 19:49

Nine people have been arrested in Limpopo and North West at the weekend for suspected rhino poaching.

Rhino sent to a game lodge for protection, killed

2014-09-08 17:11

Conservationists, police and volunteers are tracking two poachers in the Magaliesberg after a rhino cow was poached.

Kenya poaching crisis a national disaster

2014-09-05 21:22

Kenya's government is under renewed pressure to declare a 'national disaster' because of the rampant slaughter of elephant and rhino.

Kenyan rangers on frontline of poaching war

2014-09-01 14:37

As the late afternoon sun creeps towards the horizon and shadows lengthen on the sweeping plains dotted with rocky outcrops, Ol Jogi's armed rangers get set for another tough night on patrol.

Rhino poaching-accused held in Limpopo

2014-08-29 06:30

A man has been arrested for alleged rhino poaching in Limpopo, SA National Parks says.

Rhino horn man arrested

2014-08-22 18:52

A Mozambican man has been arrested for possession of rhino horn in Tonga.

Kruger rhino: A South African defeat?

2014-08-13 08:54

I read with dismay that South Africa’s Environment Ministry is apparently considering relocating rhinos from the Kruger National Park, says John M. Sellar.

When will someone stand up to CITES?

2014-08-13 07:31

What are we doing by remaining a signatory to such a useless, counter-productive and dysfunction international convention such as CITES? asks Ron Thomson.

KNP rhinos to be moved to 'strongholds'

2014-08-12 13:10

Rhinos will be moved out of the Kruger National Park to safer areas in a bid to protect them from poachers.

Hundreds of Kruger rhino to be moved - report

2014-08-10 11:16

The government is set to announce the evacuation of about 500 rhino from the Kruger National Park in a bid to save them from poachers, according to a report.

R160m rhino horn theft case postponed

2014-08-02 11:31

The bail application of four men accused of stealing 112 pieces of rhino horn worth over R160m has been postponed in the Nelspruit Magistrate's Court.

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!

 

Stolen R166m rhino horn case postponed

2014-10-15 17:54

The case against four Mpumalanga men arrested in connection with the theft of 112 rhino horns valued at more than R116m has been postponed.

KNP arrests 6 rhino poachers

2014-10-07 18:04

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

SANParks selling theatened white rhino

2014-10-05 14:06

The SANParks board has decided to sell white rhino on auction and start moving them to safety.

Poaching 'ringleader' in court

2014-09-29 16:17

A pilot, lawyer and other members of an alleged rhino-poaching ring have appeared in court.

SANParks 'poachers' remanded

2014-09-25 19:05

Three SANParks employees accused of poaching rhino in the Kruger National Park have been remanded in custody.

10 held for rhino poaching

2014-09-19 21:58

Ten people have been arrested in four provinces in connection with rhino poaching and related crimes.

Rhino poaching kingpin in the crosshairs

2014-09-17 16:54

A suspected rhino poaching kingpin could perhaps be nabbed soon, Hawks head Anwa Dramat says.

Rhino horn - Vietnam status symbol

2014-09-12 22:53

Possession of a rhino horn is seen as a status symbol in Vietnam, environmental activist Quyen Vu says.

Kruger installs new gunfire detection system

2014-09-06 12:21

A new gunfire detection system installed in the Kruger National Park will help track potential rhino poachers.

Let the people save the rhino

2014-09-02 19:53

Government has repeated its intention to rope in people living around reserves and national parks to help curb ever-increasing rhino poaching.

SANParks official speaks out on rhino ‘sale’

2014-08-31 13:00

Confusion around the SANParks sale and removal of 260 rhinos has deepened after the man accused of making an unauthorised decision to sell the Kruger Park animals has spoken out in his defence.

MPs to hold public hearings on rhino poaching

2014-08-27 14:47

Parliament's portfolio committee on environmental affairs will start public hearings on rhino poaching, in order to consult with rural communities and secure their help in fighting it.

Bail for rhino theft accused

2014-08-23 09:00

Four Mpumalanga men arrested in connection with the theft of 112 rhino horns have been released on bail in the Nelspruit Magistrate's Court.

Rhino sales bring in over R80m

2014-08-21 14:39

SA National Parks has made over R80m following the sale of 354 rhino since 2010, according to Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa.

WWF welcomes rhino evacuation

2014-08-13 08:06

WWF South Africa has welcomed the announcement that rhino along the eastern boundary of the Kruger National Park would be moved to strongholds to protect them from poachers.

Poaching: SA to evacuate 100s of rhino from park

2014-08-12 15:13

South Africa plans to evacuate hundreds of rhino from the famed Kruger National Park to safe havens out of horn smugglers' reach.

Rhino theft case postponed over sick prosecutor

2014-08-11 15:04

The bail application of four men accused of stealing 112 pieces of rhino horn has been postponed because the prosecutor in the case was sick.

Monument in Kruger to honour rangers

2014-08-03 14:22

A monument has been erected in the Kruger National Park to honour rangers who risk their lives for the sake of conservation.

Commercial poaching just treating the symptoms

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.

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