ARTICLES RELATING TO RHINO POACHING

Appeal Court backs domestic rhino horn trade

2016-05-23 20:57

The Supreme Court of Appeal has dismissed a government bid to retain a ban on domestic trade in rhino horns in a dispute over how to end poaching.

Kenya burns huge pile of ivory in bid to stop poaching

2016-04-30 21:07

Kenya's president has set fire to 105 tons of elephant ivory and more than 1 ton of rhino horn, in a dramatic statement against the trade in ivory and products from endangered species.

'Rangers framed me for Kruger rhino poaching,' soldier tells court

2016-03-29 23:02

A soldier accused of poaching rhino in the Kruger National Park in 2001 and 2010 has told the Nelspruit Magistrate's Court that rangers framed him after they realised they had shot him.

Record 1 300 rhino poached in Africa in 2015

2016-03-10 08:49

More than 1 300 rhino were poached in Africa last year, a record since 2008 when South Africa banned trade in rhino horns, leading conservation body IUCN says.

Fight against rhino poaching goes high-tech

2016-01-29 17:00

The Hawks are working on a project with state-owned Denel Dynamics to find the right drone technology in the fight against rhino poaching, Parliament has heard.

Former soldier in full uniform when caught poaching, court hears

2016-01-22 12:46

A former SANDF soldier facing 23 counts relating to illegal hunting was in full uniform and armed with a 303 rifle when rangers shot him while he was poaching in the Kruger National Park five years ago, a court has heard.

1 175 rhino poached in 2015 - Molewa

2016-01-21 13:25

A total of 1 175 rhino were poached in South Africa in 2015, Environment Minister Edna Molewa says.

Surge in poaching sees 50 Zimbabwe rhinos killed

2016-01-10 09:16

A significant surge in rhino poaching in Zimbabwe in 2015 saw at least 50 rhino poached, more than double the figure lost the previous year, a conservation group has reported.

Rhino horn worth R3m seized at OR Tambo

2015-12-23 21:34

Two rhino horns, weighing more than 10kg, have been seized at OR Tambo International Airport.

Chinese rhino horn smugglers jailed for 20 years

2015-12-18 19:18

A Tanzanian court jailed four Chinese men for 20 years after they were caught smuggling 11 rhino horns, one of the largest seizures ever made in the east African nation, a lawyer said Friday.

 

First four months of 2016 sees 363 rhino poached

2016-05-08 17:07

A total of 363 rhino have been poached in South Africa from January to April 2016, Environmental Minister Edna Molewa has announced in Pretoria.

International anti-poaching unit trains Swazi cops, rangers

2016-04-07 16:06

A new international unit is training an anti-poaching unit of game rangers and a specialist group of the Royal Swazi Police, in the war against rhino poaching in Swaziland.

Poachers kill 2 rhino, 2 calves orphaned

2016-03-26 16:32

Poachers have killed two white rhino cows and seriously injured a bull in Sibuya Game Reserve.

Private army protects world's largest rhino farm

2016-03-02 17:25

The world's largest rhino farm looks like a vast fortress and is guarded by a private army.

Suspected rhino poacher fired first, court hears

2016-01-28 19:55

A ranger has told the Nelspruit Regional court that he fired shots at three suspected poachers in self-defence after they opened fire on him and three colleagues in the Kruger National Park in 2011.

10 things you need to know about rhino poaching in SA

2016-01-21 18:14

Rhino poaching continues to be a crisis in South Africa. Here are 10 things you need to know about the scourge.

Irishman locked up for rhino horn trafficking

2016-01-14 22:27

An Irish national has been sentenced to a year in prison for trafficking in endangered rhinoceros horns.

Sanco applauds expulsion of North Korean diplomat

2015-12-24 17:30

The SA National Civic Organisation has applauded the government for expelling a North Korean diplomat who allegedly smuggled rhino horn out of South Africa.

North Korean diplomat expelled from SA for rhino horn trafficking

2015-12-23 14:43

A high-ranking North Korean diplomat accused of abusing his diplomatic immunity and his embassy’s diplomatic bag to smuggle rhino horn out of South Africa has been expelled from the country.

Rhino moved as drought hits park

2015-12-11 08:04

An emergency rescue at iSimangaliso Wetland Park has seen six rhinos dehorned and relocated to the Western Shores of the park.

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