ARTICLES RELATING TO RHINO POACHING

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.

Rhino poaching: What the minister says

2015-06-30 14:27

Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa was adamant that efforts to protect the Kruger Park’s rhinos against poachers need to be escalated.

SA breeders sue government to lift rhino horn trade

2015-06-25 13:12

A group of South African rhino breeders has taken the government to court to overturn the domestic ban on rhino horn sales, the group's chairperson says.

Experts: Trading rhino horn will only increase poaching risks

2015-06-24 15:52

A group of international conservationists have warned SA's Committee of Inquiry, commissioned to evaluate the feasibility of an international trade in rhino horn, that even the suggestion of trade would almost certainly increase the risk of poaching.

Five in court for rhino poaching

2015-06-22 22:17

Five rhino poachers have appeared in the KwaMsane Magistrate's Court in KwaZulu-Natal for their formal bail application, police say.

Mozambique cops cashing in on poaching

2015-06-11 16:26

Authorities in Mozambique have arrested five police officers for colluding with a poacher in the illegal sale of a rhino horn.

There's hope for 'Hope' the rhino

2015-06-09 21:09

A rhino that survived having her horns hacked off by poachers is doing well after undergoing surgery, one of the vets that operated on her says.

Airlines sign pledge to protect wildlife

2015-06-09 12:03

The International Air Transport Association and wildlife body Cites have signed an agreement providing a formal framework to stop the scourge of illegal trade in wildlife.

Rhino horns seized in Mozambique's 'biggest bust' stolen

2015-05-26 22:45

Sixty-five rhino horns that were seized in an operation heralded as "Mozambique's biggest breakthrough in the war on illegal wildlife trafficking", have been stolen.

Girl, 8, raises money, buys dogs to fight rhino poachers

2015-05-25 11:55

An 8-year-old girl has handed two hunting dogs worth R100 000 each to the Marakele National Park to assist in the fight against rhino poachers, after raising money by selling sweets and chocolates.

 

‘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.

Poachers killing tourism jobs

2015-06-25 18:41

International poaching syndicates’ continuing slaughter of iconic wildlife species threatens to significantly dent Africa’s multi-billion rand tourism industry – and slash the jobs it creates for local communities.

Is government doing enough to protect South Africa’s biodiversity?

2015-06-25 11:40

Globally environmental destruction is becoming increasingly difficult to ignore. Why then, the apparent complacency from government in the face of South Africa’s biodiversity crisis?

Breeders want ban on rhino horn trade lifted

2015-06-23 22:02

Legal trade in rhino horn could stem poaching breeders say.

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WATCH:  Zim rangers sing farewell to rhinos

Heart-warming footage has emerged of a group of Zimbabwean rangers singing farewell to three black rhinos being airlifted to Botswana. Watch.

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Kenya wildlife rangers go high-tech to fight poachers

2015-06-10 20:48

Kenyan wildlife officers have launched a secure radio system in their battle to protect elephants and rhino, aiming to outwit poachers.

Vet moved to tears by rhino Hope's suffering

2015-06-09 19:05

As veterinarians tended to the gaping wound where a large portion of 4-year-old rhino Hope's face was severed by poachers, one vet was so distressed by the animal's suffering, that he stepped away briefly, his eyes glassy with tears.

Rare black rhino find new sanctuary

2015-06-05 23:15

Years of efforts to establish a new rhino sanctuary in northern Kenya have paid off.

Rhino survives horrific attack by poachers

2015-05-25 19:44

Wildlife veterinarians are treating Hope, a wounded rhino whose horns were cut off by poachers.

Rhino poached on North West farm

2015-05-24 14:42

The dehorned carcass of a rhino has been found on a farm near Koster, North West police have said. The carcass had been there for three weeks.

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