ARTICLES RELATING TO RHINO POACHING

Kruger starts moving rhino to safety

2014-11-22 08:26

SANParks has conducted about 45 rhino captures since last month as part of a plan to create a stronghold where rhino will get extra protection from poachers.

Poacher launches appeal bid

2014-11-20 19:43

An Empangeni taxi driver, who killed a rhino in the iMfolozi game reserve, has appealed against his conviction and sentence.

Record 1 020 rhino killed in SA

2014-11-20 13:19

A record 1 020 rhinos have been poached in SA this year, the government says, undermining multiple efforts by authorities to curb the slaughter of the endangered species.

Namibia dehorns rhino

2014-11-17 20:51

Namibian environmental authorities embarking on a de-horning exercise for black rhino have already spotted three carcasses left behind by poachers.

Legalising rhino horn trade may 'pull the rug out from under crime syndicates'

2014-11-13 12:52

Legalising rhino poaching may pull the rug out from under crime syndicates by forcing down the price of rhino horn and removing the incentive to poach, say environmentalists.

Rhino poachers arrested in Limpopo

2014-11-09 12:48

Six suspected rhino poachers have been arrested in Limpopo over the weekend, police have said.

Two men nabbed with 41kg of rhino horn

2014-11-01 14:18

Police have arrested two Vietnamese men in possession of 41 kg of rhino horn, the largest haul yet discovered by the authorities.

Two rhino poachers shot dead

2014-10-30 18:49
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Two rhino poachers have been killed and six suspected poachers arrested, SANParks says. This brings to 54 the number of poachers arrested in the KNP in October.

Kruger arrests 5 poachers

2014-10-17 21:03

Five suspected rhino poachers have been arrested in the Kruger National Park SANParks says.

Rhino poachers jailed in Mpumalanga

2014-10-10 08:49

Two rhino poachers arrested in unrelated incidents have been sentenced in Mpumalanga courts, police say.

Rhino sale: Make your bid now

2014-10-06 20:05

The Kruger National Park is inviting bids for 500 rhino, hopefully sold to mostly private buyers, to counter a wave of poaching for their horns.

Rhino 'poacher' wanted by FBI

2014-10-04 07:00

Rhino 'poacher' is wanted for fleeing criminal prosecution and on six counts of wire fraud, which related to investment fraud.

Rhino poacher's sentence reduced

2014-09-26 12:56

A Thai national convicted of illegal trade in rhino horn has had his sentence reduced from 30 to 13 years by the Supreme Court of Appeal this week.

Poaching gang in court

2014-09-22 19:31

Ten alleged members of a rhino poaching syndicate, including a police officer and a lawyer have appeared briefly in the Hatfield Magistrate's Court.

Global march planned against poaching

2014-09-18 21:53

A global march demanding action to stop rhino and elephant poaching will be held across 125 cities in October, organisers have announced.

Nine held for poaching

2014-09-15 19:49

Nine people have been arrested in Limpopo and North West at the weekend for suspected rhino poaching.

Rhino sent to a game lodge for protection, killed

2014-09-08 17:11

Conservationists, police and volunteers are tracking two poachers in the Magaliesberg after a rhino cow was poached.

Kenya poaching crisis a national disaster

2014-09-05 21:22

Kenya's government is under renewed pressure to declare a 'national disaster' because of the rampant slaughter of elephant and rhino.

Kenyan rangers on frontline of poaching war

2014-09-01 14:37

As the late afternoon sun creeps towards the horizon and shadows lengthen on the sweeping plains dotted with rocky outcrops, Ol Jogi's armed rangers get set for another tough night on patrol.

Rhino poaching-accused held in Limpopo

2014-08-29 06:30

A man has been arrested for alleged rhino poaching in Limpopo, SA National Parks says.

Rhino horn man arrested

2014-08-22 18:52

A Mozambican man has been arrested for possession of rhino horn in Tonga.

Kruger rhino: A South African defeat?

2014-08-13 08:54

I read with dismay that South Africa’s Environment Ministry is apparently considering relocating rhinos from the Kruger National Park, says John M. Sellar.

When will someone stand up to CITES?

2014-08-13 07:31

What are we doing by remaining a signatory to such a useless, counter-productive and dysfunction international convention such as CITES? asks Ron Thomson.

KNP rhinos to be moved to 'strongholds'

2014-08-12 13:10

Rhinos will be moved out of the Kruger National Park to safer areas in a bid to protect them from poachers.

 

2 rhino poached in Namibia's Etosha Park

2014-11-21 14:12

Two dead rhino have been found with their horns removed in Namibia's Etosha National Park, the environment and tourism ministry says.

'Horrific' record 1 020 rhino killed this year

2014-11-20 18:15

A record 1 020 rhino have been poached this year, scuppering multiple efforts by authorities to curb the slaughter of the endangered species.

Texas club may cancel rhino hunt

2014-11-17 05:00

A Texas hunting club says it will cancel an endangered black rhino hunting trip if the US denies a request to bring the dead animal back to the country as a trophy.

Rhino protectors become killers - court

2014-11-12 19:52

Three police constables and an ex-corporal field ranger implicated in rhino poaching have appeared in the Nelspruit Regional Court.

Rhino poacher shot in KZN game reserve

2014-11-04 09:46
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A suspected rhino poacher has been shot and wounded in the Phinda Private Game Reserve in Hluhluwe, KwaZulu-Natal.

Rhino Horn smugglers caught at OR Tambo

2014-10-31 21:05

Two men have been arrested at OR Tambo International Airport for possession of rhino horn worth an estimated R4.5m.

US charges South Africans in illegal rhino hunting case

2014-10-24 06:05

A South African company has been indicted in Alabama, in the US, for selling illegal rhino hunts to Americans and secretly trafficking in the endangered animals' horns.

Stolen R166m rhino horn case postponed

2014-10-15 17:54

The case against four Mpumalanga men arrested in connection with the theft of 112 rhino horns valued at more than R116m has been postponed.

KNP arrests 6 rhino poachers

2014-10-07 18:04

Six suspected rhino poachers have been arrested in the Kruger National Park.

SANParks selling theatened white rhino

2014-10-05 14:06

The SANParks board has decided to sell white rhino on auction and start moving them to safety.

Poaching 'ringleader' in court

2014-09-29 16:17

A pilot, lawyer and other members of an alleged rhino-poaching ring have appeared in court.

SANParks 'poachers' remanded

2014-09-25 19:05

Three SANParks employees accused of poaching rhino in the Kruger National Park have been remanded in custody.

10 held for rhino poaching

2014-09-19 21:58

Ten people have been arrested in four provinces in connection with rhino poaching and related crimes.

Rhino poaching kingpin in the crosshairs

2014-09-17 16:54

A suspected rhino poaching kingpin could perhaps be nabbed soon, Hawks head Anwa Dramat says.

Rhino horn - Vietnam status symbol

2014-09-12 22:53

Possession of a rhino horn is seen as a status symbol in Vietnam, environmental activist Quyen Vu says.

Kruger installs new gunfire detection system

2014-09-06 12:21

A new gunfire detection system installed in the Kruger National Park will help track potential rhino poachers.

Let the people save the rhino

2014-09-02 19:53

Government has repeated its intention to rope in people living around reserves and national parks to help curb ever-increasing rhino poaching.

SANParks official speaks out on rhino ‘sale’

2014-08-31 13:00

Confusion around the SANParks sale and removal of 260 rhinos has deepened after the man accused of making an unauthorised decision to sell the Kruger Park animals has spoken out in his defence.

MPs to hold public hearings on rhino poaching

2014-08-27 14:47

Parliament's portfolio committee on environmental affairs will start public hearings on rhino poaching, in order to consult with rural communities and secure their help in fighting it.

Bail for rhino theft accused

2014-08-23 09:00

Four Mpumalanga men arrested in connection with the theft of 112 rhino horns have been released on bail in the Nelspruit Magistrate's Court.

Rhino sales bring in over R80m

2014-08-21 14:39

SA National Parks has made over R80m following the sale of 354 rhino since 2010, according to Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa.

WWF welcomes rhino evacuation

2014-08-13 08:06

WWF South Africa has welcomed the announcement that rhino along the eastern boundary of the Kruger National Park would be moved to strongholds to protect them from poachers.

Poaching: SA to evacuate 100s of rhino from park

2014-08-12 15:13

South Africa plans to evacuate hundreds of rhino from the famed Kruger National Park to safe havens out of horn smugglers' reach.

Rhino theft case postponed over sick prosecutor

2014-08-11 15:04

The bail application of four men accused of stealing 112 pieces of rhino horn has been postponed because the prosecutor in the case was sick.

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