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MTN and IBM harness smart collars to save rhinos

2017-09-19 21:02

Computer company IBM and mobile network MTN have collaborated to create smart collars that they hope will help stop the poaching of rhinos in South Africa.

WATCH: Authorities unite in bid to curb rising rhino poaching

2017-09-13 13:45

There has been a sharp increase in rhino poaching in KwaZulu-Natal and the provincial authorities are gearing up to fight back.

Rhino poacher jailed for 20 years

2017-09-11 16:11

A Mozambican rhino poacher caught at the Kruger National Park has been jailed for 20 years, police say.

Horn of contention: Behind the controversial rhino horn auction

2017-08-22 12:44

The Department of Environmental Affairs has shown it has neither the political will, the necessary clout nor the resources to properly regulate the domestic trade in rhino horn.

Court gives go-ahead to rhino horn auction

2017-08-20 20:43

A court has given the go-ahead for an online auction of rhino horns that has outraged conservationists.

Online rhino horn auction goes to court

2017-08-18 12:03

An application to clear the way for rhino owner John Hume to sell 264 rhino horns in an online auction will be heard in the High Court in Pretoria.

New move to support game rangers at risk

2017-07-31 12:02

At least 55 game rangers and other wildlife workers have died in the last 12 months in Africa. Now there is a move to offer rangers 24-hour insurance cover across Africa, even when they are off duty.

No bail for alleged OR Tambo Airport rhino horn smuggler

2017-07-27 19:38

A woman who allegedly tried to smuggle 20kg of rhino horn through OR Tambo International Airport has been denied bail by the Kempton Park Magistrate’s Court.

Government 'cautiously optimistic' following dip in rhino poaching incidents

2017-07-24 22:13

The number of rhino poaching incidents in the country - including in the Kruger National Park - has decreased between January and June this year, the Department of Environmental Affairs says.

Man caught with rhino horn at Hong Kong International Airport

2017-07-11 22:33

Hong Kong International Airport customs officers have arrested a traveller from South Africa for alleged possession of 8kg of suspected rhino horn.

 

Zoo's horn burning ceremony keeps traders in Czech

2017-09-19 07:03

The former head of the Kenya Wildlife Service, Dr Richard Leakey has slammed South Africa’s rhino horn traders by calling for their public condemnation for gambling on the extinction of wild rhino populations and undermining species conservation efforts.

Chinese national caught with 5 rhino horns at OR Tambo International Airport

2017-09-11 22:15

A Chinese national attempting to smuggle an illegal stash of five rhino horns has been nabbed at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo Intertnational Airport, just two weeks after an online rhino horn auction was held in South Africa.

SA's first online rhino horn auction set to open

2017-08-23 07:50

Several hundred rhino horns will go under the hammer in SA's first online auction of the controversial product, despite opposition from conservation groups who contend the sale will encourage poachers.

Rhino-horn auction by world's biggest breeder to go ahead

2017-08-21 10:30

An auction of rhino horns from the stockpiles of the world’s biggest private breeder will go ahead after the Constitutional Court in South Africa ordered that the government release permits for them.

Rhino farmer and wife killed on their farm

2017-08-20 19:24

A well-known Limpopo rhino farmer who was arrested by the Hawks in 2016 for allegedly trying to sell rhino horns has been murdered on his farm along with his wife.

Call to legalise rhino horn sales after latest killing in Jeffreys Bay

2017-08-10 17:08

A private game farm owner is calling for the legalising of rhino horn sales, under strict regulations, as the only way to curb the rampant rhino poaching.

Zambia arrests 3 Chinese for rhino horn trafficking

2017-07-30 17:52

Zambian authorities say they had arrested three Chinese nationals and two locals found carrying pieces of rhino horn at the border with Mozambique.

Woman arrested with 20kg of rhino horn at OR Tambo

2017-07-26 21:00

A woman has been arrested after 20kg of rhino horn was found in her luggage at OR Tambo International Airport.

Cop allegedly linked to rhino poaching killed in KZN shootout

2017-07-24 18:38

A policeman allegedly linked to a rhino poaching syndicate in KwaZulu-Natal has been shot and killed in a shootout with police officers in Hluhluwe, KwaZulu-Natal police say.

Two suspected rhino poachers killed in shootout

2017-07-10 09:30

Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife field rangers have shot and killed two suspected rhino poachers after a gunfight at the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi game park.

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