ARTICLES RELATING TO RHINO POACHING

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.

4 held for rhino poaching

2015-02-13 18:11

Four men alleged to have been on their way to poach rhino in the Timbavati area in Limpopo have been arrested.

SA may sell its massive rhino horn stockpile in 2016

2015-02-10 14:42

A decision on whether South Africa will go ahead with a once-off sale of its massive rhino horn stockpile will be taken in April next year, Environment Minister Edna Molewa says.

Suspected poachers to appear in court

2015-01-27 12:47

Three police constables and an ex-field ranger implicated in rhino poaching are expected to appear in Mbombela Regional Court.

Rhino poaching hits SA economy - WWF

2015-01-22 21:19

The scourge of rhino poaching is hitting the economy, the WWF has said as the department of environmental affairs released final poaching statistics for 2014.

SA moves rhino abroad for safe keeping

2015-01-22 15:40

Officials have moved around 100 rhino to unspecified neighbouring countries as part of efforts to stem the illicit slaughter of the animals for their horns.

SA to sell rhino to private buyers

2015-01-13 16:00

South Africa National Parks has issued a tender to sell as many as 200 rhino to private buyers so that they can be moved to areas where they are safer from poachers.

 

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.

6 arrested for rhino poaching

2015-02-16 16:19

Six people have been arrested in connection with rhino poaching in Limpopo.

Only 5 northern white rhino left on the planet

2015-02-12 08:46

Scientists and conservationists say that there are only 5 northern white rhino left on the planet. The reality is that they are very close to extinction says one scientist.

Emergency meeting held to save rhino in Kenya

2015-01-28 15:51

Conservationists and scientists have held talks in Kenya this week to come up with a last ditch plan to save the northern white rhinoceros from extinction.

Namibia to beef up rhino, elephant protection

2015-01-27 05:00

The Namibian government will beef up protection for rhino and elephants and tighten laws to curb increased poaching, which suddenly surged last year, it says.

2014 rhino toll 1 215

2015-01-22 20:41

The annual number of rhino poached rose to 1 215 last year, prompting the World Wide Fund for Nature to call for strategic action.

US auctioneer fined $1.5m for selling rhino horns

2015-01-15 09:49

A Florida auction house owner pleaded guilty to selling illegal rhino horns and elephant ivory and will pay a $1.5m fine as well as face possible jail time, US authorities say.

2 suspected rhino poachers shot dead in Kruger Park

2015-01-05 13:12

Two suspected rhino poachers have been shot dead after they opened fire on rangers in the Kruger National Park.

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