'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.

Veil of secrecy over rhino poaching? Molewa must come clean, says DA

2015-03-07 19:01

The DA has slammed a government decision to withhold rhino poaching statistics from the public and has called on Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa to release the latest figures immediately.

Rhino gunsmith in court

2015-03-04 21:03

The case of a man arrested for allegedly stealing ammunition and illegally altering firearms for poachers has been postponed.

Alleged rhino poaching mastermind denied bail

2015-02-27 13:27

Bail has been denied to alleged rhino poaching mastermind Hugo Ras in the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court.

Poachers target rhino calves

2015-02-23 15:13

Poachers in Zimbabwe are targeting small rhino for their horns, a ranger says.

Lawyer suspended, rhino case postponed

2015-02-16 21:10

The suspension of a lawyer has led to a rhino poaching case against an SANDF member being postponed to June.


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.

Heavily-pregnant rhino poached in Eastern Cape

2015-03-05 14:33

A R150 000 reward has been offered after two rhino, including a pregnant cow, were killed on an Eastern Cape private game reserve. Warning: Graphic photographs .

Bags of muti found in poachers' possession

2015-02-27 19:32

Five suspected rhino poachers have been arrested in Limpopo, police says

Three rhino killed in Eastern Cape

2015-02-23 21:35

Three white rhino have been found dead on a private game reserve near East London.

Journos hunting rhino poaching kingpin arrested in Moz

2015-02-17 23:02

Two journalists, a German and a Swede, have been held briefly by police while investigating rhino poaching in southern Mozambique.

Controversy over new rhino horn commission

2015-02-16 19:17

The fate of the South African rhino population rests in the hands of a newly appointed commission of inquiry, which appears to have sailed into stormy waters.

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