KZN rhinos in danger

2015-10-05 12:36

Fears have been raised that bureaucratic bungling by Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife could be impacting on the province’s dwindling rhino population.

Tracker dog praised as two poachers convicted

2015-09-30 08:27

A magistrate in Mpumalanga has praised a Belgian Malinois dog that successfully tracked two poachers, resulting in their conviction.

Limpopo man goes to extremes for rhino awareness

2015-09-29 07:58

A man who is walking from Modimolle to Cape Town pulling a 120kg fibreglass rhino says only by going to extremes can you get people to change.

SA 'Black Mambas' get top UN award

2015-09-27 22:28

Two South African women, members of the country's first all-female anti-poaching team, the Black mambas, have received the UN's top environmental accolade, the Champions of the Earth award.

Around SA's national parks in 80 days for rhino awareness

2015-09-22 18:32

A Port Elizabeth businessman with a passion for conservation plans to cycle 6 000km between all of the country's 19 national parks to drive home the point that ordinary citizens can do great things for wildlife.

Kenya: Race against time to save the last white rhino

2015-09-22 13:18

On World Rhino Day, the only northern white male left in the world is desperately trying to save his subspecies.

Suspected rhino poachers caught

2015-09-21 12:26

Two suspected rhino poachers have been arrested in Limpopo, police say.

Women 'better than men at preventing poaching'

2015-09-08 08:02

Women make better anti-poaching rangers than men, a member of the mostly female award-winning Black Mambas unit has said.

Ex-soldier in court for Kruger poaching

2015-09-01 17:55

A former South African National Defence Force soldier has appeared in court on 18 counts relating to illegal activities in the Kruger National Park.

700kg rhino horns, elephant tusks seized in Vietnam

2015-08-14 16:53

Police in Vietnam have seized more than 700kg of rhino horns and elephant tusks believed to have originated from Mozambique, a report says.


Conservationists rally for rhino, elephants

2015-10-03 17:14

Conservationists march in South Africa, and other nations are urged to increase protection for rhinos and elephants.

Rhino death toll at KZN reserve hits 8

2015-09-29 16:36

Eight rhino have been killed in the Hluhluwe Game Reserve over the weekend, a spokesperson has confirmed.

Five rhino killed at KZN game reserve

2015-09-28 12:00

Officials have discovered five rhino that have been killed at a game reserve in KwaZulu-Natal.

Judgment reserved on rhino horn trade moratorium

2015-09-23 20:02

A full bench of the High Court in Pretoria has reserved judgment in a bid by two rhino breeders to set aside the government’s moratorium on rhino horn trading.

SA breeders ask court to end rhino horn trade ban

2015-09-22 14:55

Two game owners have gone to court to fight the government's ban on the trade in rhino horn, arguing that legalising the market is key to curbing the poaching crisis.

Ex-soldier allegedly used silencers to poach rhino in Kruger Park

2015-09-21 22:10

The Nelspruit Regional Court has heard how a former South African National Defence Force soldier facing several counts relating to illegal activities in the Kruger National Park allegedly poached rhino - using silencers.

Rhino poaching 'ringleader' loses bail appeal

2015-09-09 21:31

Hugo Ras, the alleged ringleader of a rhino poaching syndicate, has lost his renewed bid for bail in the High Court in Pretoria.

Two rhino poachers jailed for 11 years each

2015-09-02 18:04

Two rhino poachers have been sentenced to 11 years each behind bars by the White River Magistrate's Court, police say.

2 tons of elephant tusks seized in Vietnam

2015-08-24 09:56

Customs officers in Vietnam seized more than two tons of elephant tusks, eight days after confiscating an ivory shipment weighing nearly a ton, authorities say.

SA vet treats mutilated rhino with elephant skin - A first

2015-08-14 14:09

Veterinarians in South Africa have treated an injured rhino whose face was mutilated by poachers by fitting it with a bandage made of elephant skin.

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