ARTICLES RELATING TO RHINO POACHING

Suspected rhino poachers arrested

2014-04-14 14:45

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

Group fights moves to legalise rhino horn trade

2014-04-11 13:40

A rhino trade conference has resolved to act against any proposals to legalise rhino horn trade.

Party wants Cape Corps vets deployed in Cape Flats

2014-04-09 22:32

Patriotic Alliance president Gayton McKenzie has proposed that Cape Corps vets be used to fight gangsterism in Cape Town, even if it is a short-term solution.

Africa's wildlife armageddon

2014-04-07 15:30

There is a complexity of factors that mankind has to consider if he himself, and his civilization, is to survive this century in Africa, says Ron Thomson.

Durban plans to infuse rhino horns with poison

2014-04-03 08:33

Authorities at the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Wildlife Park are planning to inject the horns of their rhino with poison in an effort to stem poaching at the reserve.

Female Sumatran rhino dies, none left in US

2014-04-01 12:39

The death of the a US Zoo's lone female Sumatran rhino has dealt a blow to a breeding programme aimed at saving one of the world's most critically endangered species.

Poaching kingpin cop in court

2014-03-25 21:14

A former police officer accused of being a rhino poaching kingpin has appeared in the Middelburg Regional Court in Mpumalanga.

Mpuma 'poaching kingpin' in court

2014-03-24 20:39

A former police officer accused of being a rhino poaching kingpin has appeared in the Middelburg Regional Court in Mpumalanga.

Pressure on Moz over anti-rhino poaching approach

2014-03-23 22:11

Mozambique could face a ban on the trade in wildlife products after failing to meet a year-long deadline to submit a report to Cites, urgently outlining measures to curb the escalating rhino poaching crisis.

Howard Buffett takes aim at rhino poaching

2014-03-14 22:17

American philanthropist Howard Buffett has donated $24m to SanParks to fund a high-tech campaign against rhino poaching which he compared to the United States' war on drugs.

Dehorned Kruger rhino found and put down

2014-03-04 11:23

A live rhino with a badly mutilated face that was spotted in the Kruger Park last week has been found by park rangers and put down due to its severe injuries.

Hunt still on for de-faced rhino

2014-03-03 14:03

A rescue mission is still on for a rhino that was spotted in the Kruger National Park without a horn that appeared to be hacked off.

Rhino poaching: Wembley stadium like you've never seen it before.

2014-02-18 09:29

Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge, Soccer Star David Beckham and NBA great Yao Ming and Hollywood legend Jackie Chan join the good fight against Rhino Poaching.

100 rhino to be moved to Botswana for safekeeping

2014-02-13 05:30

African safari operators and conservation groups plan to move up to 100 rhino to neighbouring Botswana for safekeeping.

Shamwari raises R5m for Rhino conservation

2014-02-12 14:35

The Shamwari group has announced that it has raised R5 million in aid of Rhino Conservation.

International Lottos give R230m to fight rhino poaching

2014-02-06 05:30
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Two international lotteries have pledged R232.2m to the Peace Parks Foundation to fight rhino poaching, says Environment Minister Edna Molewa.

Rhino guy ban stands, says cycle tour organisers

2014-01-27 13:46

The ban meted out to rhino campaigner Steve Newman is still in effect for the 2014 race, the organisers for the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour have said.

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Should rhino horn be farmed?

2014-01-20 14:39

Supplying legal rhino horn would not automatically cut out the illegal supply - that's the message from WWF South Africa.

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Is hunting a rhino ever okay?

2014-01-13 10:36

A permit to hunt an old and aggressive black rhino in Namibia has fetched US$350 000 at an auction in the US. What are your thoughts? Is it ever okay to hunt an endangered species?

Black rhino hunting permit fetches $350 000

2014-01-12 18:04
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A permit to hunt an endangered African black rhino has sold night for $350 000 (R3.7m) at a Dallas auction held to raise money for conservation efforts, but criticised by wildlife advocates.

Indonesia to build sanctuary for rarest rhino

2013-12-26 07:37

Indonesia's first rhino sanctuary will soon open as the country struggles to save the animal from the brink of extinction, where only around 50 animals are left in the wild.

Rhino poaching survivor pregnant

2013-12-10 07:27

A rhino which survived an attack by poachers in the Eastern Cape has fallen pregnant, the Kariega Game Reserve, outside Port Elizabeth, says.

Rhino poacher jailed in Limpopo

2013-12-03 14:21

A Mozambican man has been jailed for six years by the Makhado Regional Court for attempted rhino poaching, Limpopo police say.

Ivory trade on agenda at Botswana talks

2013-11-30 19:49

African ministers and experts are set to meet in Botswana to chart ways to stamp out a spike in elephant killings fuelled by a growing demand for ivory in Asia.

 

R15 000 to care for orphaned rhino

2014-04-14 13:10

In 2013, over 1 000 rhino were poached in South Africa as demand for their horn escalates. The effect on populations, especially calves, is devastating.

Mozambique considers poaching law

2014-04-10 10:35

Mozambique is considering a new law to fight poaching, as the number of rhino killed so far this year in neighbouring South Africa reached 277.

IFAW: SA govt lobbying to legalise rhino horn trade

2014-04-09 05:30

The director of the International Fund for Animal Welfare, Jason Bell, says the South African government has been actively lobbying to gain support to legalise the trade of rhino horns.

7 held for rhino poaching in Limpopo

2014-04-07 14:42

Seven people arrested in connection with rhino poaching in the Kruger National Park have appeared in the Phalaborwa Magistrate's Court, Limpopo police say.

Calls to legalise rhino horn trade

2014-04-02 14:32

We should think about legalising the trade of rhino horns says Michael Murphree, a researcher at the North West University, who argues that as a result illegal poaching will decline.

Rhino poacing suspects in court

2014-03-31 22:15

Five suspected rhino poachers have appeared in the Phalaborwa Magistrate's Court for possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.

SA, Vietnam work together to end poaching

2014-03-25 11:25

South Africa and Vietnam have released a joint statement underlining their commitment to help stop the onslaught of rhino poaching especially in SA and Africa.

Africa's poachers act with 'outrageous impunity'

2014-03-24 14:33

Organised crime gangs in East Africa are generating staggering profits smuggling ivory and rhino horn with impunity, experts say, threatening wildlife heritage and key tourism industries.

Kenya poaching a 'national disaster'

2014-03-19 17:46

Kenya must take drastic action to stem a surge of elephant and rhino poaching, veteran conservationist Richard Leakey has warned.

172 rhino poached in 2014 so far

2014-03-14 14:53

A total of 172 rhino have been poached in South Africa since the beginning of the year, the environmental affairs department says.

Dehorned rhino still missing in KNP

2014-03-03 20:04

A dehorned rhino seen by tourists in the Kruger National Park last week has not been found, SANparks says.

The cruelty of rhino poachers caught on camera

2014-03-03 11:09

Large scale search operations have been underway in the Kruger National Park after visitors spotted a badly mutilated rhino near the Phabeni Gate over the weekend.

Prince William slams 'despicable' poaching

2014-02-13 09:00

Britain's Prince William has called for the "despicable" illegal trade in elephants, rhinos and tigers to be stamped out, ahead of an international conference.

Four poachers in court

2014-02-12 18:31

Four men accused of killing and dehorning a rhino and wounding another in Limpopo earlier this week have appeared in court.

Two KZN poachers shot dead

2014-02-06 18:32

Two suspected rhino poachers have been shot dead in a clash with police in the Phinda Game Reserve near Jozini.

Deadline looms for anti-poaching strategies

2014-02-02 21:26

Organisations that want to help fight rhino poaching have just a few days left to provide government with their suggested anti-poaching strategies.

KNP rangers, soldiers kill 7 poachers

2014-01-21 20:58

KNP rangers and members of the SANDF have killed seven rhino poachers, bringing to 11 the number of poachers killed in the Kruger National Park this year.

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With 1004 rhinos poached in 2013 alone, WWF South Africa speaks about the demand for rhino horn in Asia.

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NGO goes public with rhino auction winner

2014-01-13 08:52

A US non-profit organisation has published the name of the person who won an auction to shoot and kill a critically endangered black rhino.

Namibia rhino hunt auction draws death threats

2014-01-09 07:50

The FBI is investigating death threats made against members of the Dallas hunting club that intends to auction off a permit to kill an endangered black rhino, an FBI spokesperson says.

Rhino poaching toll approaches 1 000 animals

2013-12-19 13:00

Nearly 1 000 rhino have been poached and 330 poachers arrested since the beginning of the year, the environmental affairs department has said.

SA 'CSI' probes poaching as rhino carcasses pile up

2013-12-05 08:25

Crime scene investigators similar to those portrayed in the popular US drama series, CSI, are working non-stop as rhino carcasses pile-up in the Kruger National Park through poaching.

550 rhino killed in KNP this year

2013-12-03 05:00

A total of 550 rhino have been killed in the Kruger National Park in the past 11 months, Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa says.

Kruger gets military chopper to fight poachers

2013-11-29 05:00

A military helicopter has been donated to the Kruger National Park to boost the battle against poaching.

 
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