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.

Prince Harry opposes rhino horn trade

2015-12-02 14:28

Britain's Prince Harry has stepped into a conservation debate in South Africa, saying he believes legalisation of the rhino horn trade will "accelerate the path to extinction" for the threatened species.

WWF backs govt decision to appeal rhino horn ruling

2015-11-27 13:06

The World Wide Fund for Nature says a high court ruling permitting domestic trade of rhino horn would encourage poaching.

Rhino poaching: 12 kingpins arrested

2015-11-26 14:54

Twelve people believed to be the kingpins of a rhino poaching syndicate operating in Gauteng and North West have been arrested. This after a joint operation by law enforcement agencies.

Four men bust for hunting rhino in Kruger Park

2015-11-10 12:32

Four men in their 20s have been arrested for allegedly hunting rhino in the Kruger National Park, police say.


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.

Legalising rhino horn trade will add to poaching - NSPCA

2015-11-27 14:37

The National Council of SPCAs has slammed a Pretoria High Court decision to allow the trade of rhino horn in the country, arguing the move will add to the poaching scourge.

Activists outraged over decision to lift ban on rhino horn trade

2015-11-26 18:12

The High Court in Pretoria's decision to overturn a government moratorium on rhino horn trading has outraged animal activists.

SA judge lifts domestic ban on rhino horn trade

2015-11-26 12:22

A South African judge has lifted a domestic ban on trade in rhino horns, in a direct challenge to government policy put in place in 2009 to try to stem rocketing poaching numbers.

KNP gets new chief ranger

2015-11-04 16:34

A new chief ranger has been appointed at Kruger National Park with the huge task of stemming record levels of rhino poaching.

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