ARTICLES RELATING TO RHINO POACHING

Man arrested for hit on anti-poaching investigator

2015-05-22 16:13

The Hawks have confirmed that one of three suspected killers of rhino poaching investigator Constable Joseph Baloyi has been arrested.

Hawks prosecutor tells of poachers' brutality

2015-05-14 21:09

A Hawks specialist prosecutor has told in gruesome details how poachers shoot and hack rhino before removing the horn - more often than not while the animal was still alive.

Rhino horns worth $1m confiscated in Vietnam

2015-05-11 09:35

Two men transporting 31 rhinoceros horns worth an estimated $1m have been arrested by police in Vietnam, a police official says.

SANParks reports increase in poacher arrests

2015-05-08 14:30

Officials say 28 suspected poachers have been arrested in April in the country's main wildlife park, a sharp increase over the detention rate of previous months.

Court dismisses application to acquit suspected poachers

2015-05-05 20:27

The Nelspruit Regional Court has dismissed an application to acquit three suspected rhino poachers who claimed they were framed

'Arrogant' rhino poachers each get 15 years in prison

2015-04-22 18:13

Four Mpumalanga men convicted of trespassing and illegal hunting in the Kruger National Park have each been sentenced to 15 years imprisonment.

5 alleged rhino poachers in Limpopo court

2015-04-14 09:45

Five alleged rhino poachers have appeared in the Phalaborwa Magistrate’s Court after being arrested over the weekend, Limpopo police say.

SANParks selling 286 white rhino

2015-04-01 16:46

SANParks is selling about 286 white rhino to private buyers as part of efforts to protect the species from poaching, the organisation’s outgoing chairperson says.

SANParks gets new anti-poaching chopper

2015-03-19 19:50

The SA National Parks have received a new helicopter to improve its fight against rhino poaching.

Kenya cop arrested with illegal rhino horn

2015-03-10 15:39

A Kenyan police officer has been arrested with a piece of illegal rhino horn worth tens of thousands of dollars on the black market, wildlife officials say.

 

SA rhino heading to Texas?

2015-05-19 18:30

In the Texas grassland, home to white-tailed deer and rattlesnakes, outdoorsman Charly Seale sees a vast sanctuary of open spaces that could be used to protect South Africa's rhino from their biggest enemy - poachers.

1.3 tons of poached rhino horn, ivory seized in Mozambique

2015-05-14 18:12

Police in Mozambique have seized 1.3 tons of elephant ivory and rhino horn - the result of killing about 200 animals - in the country's biggest ever find of illegal wildlife products.

Molewa: Rhino poaching on the rise

2015-05-10 15:55

While there has been an increase in the number of rhino poached this year, there has also been an increase in the number of related arrests.

Rhino killed by poachers in southern Zimbabwe

2015-05-07 21:16

A rhino has reportedly been poached in the rock-studded Matopos National Park in southern Zimbabwe.

Rhino cow, calf killed on Jeffreys Bay game farm

2015-05-01 18:54

A rhino cow and her calf were killed on a Jeffreys Bay game farm, a report says. The cow had been de-horned as part of an operation to deter poachers but part of her horn had grown back.

Rhino poaching costs SA more than R1.3bn

2015-04-16 13:11

South Africa has lost more than R1.3bn to rhino poaching since 2008, the Endangered Wildlife Trust says.

Four Kruger Park poachers found guilty

2015-04-10 19:47

Four men who entered the Kruger National Park with an intention to hunt rhino have been found guilty.

Ranger drone could help fight against rhino poaching

2015-03-24 15:02

Unmanned aerial vehicle technology designed by Spanish engineers will be used to fight rhino poachers in national parks in Africa. The ranger drone is fitted with thermal vision that can report potential irregularities in real time.

Namibian 'poacher' now in court for murder

2015-03-19 15:01

Chiropractor Gerson Kandjii, already facing criminal charges related to the poaching of four critically endangered black rhino in the Etosha Park has also appeared in a local court with four others on charges related to the murder of retired German industrialist Reinhard Schmidt.

Mozambique, SA drag their feet over rhino protection

2015-03-10 13:17

In April last year South Africa signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Mozambique covering the thorny issue of rhino poaching.Ten months down the line little concrete appears to have been done to consolidate the memorandum.

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