SANParks cracks down on rhino poachers, seven arrested

2020-01-10 21:12

SANParks says it has kicked off the new year on a positive note, arresting seven suspected rhino poachers in the first nine days of 2020.

Two suspected poachers killed in Kruger Park

2019-12-13 19:07

South African rangers have killed two suspected rhino poachers in a shooting at the famous Kruger Park, the South African National Parks says.

Mozambique poachers handed 16 year prison sentences

2019-12-04 21:35

A Mozambique court has sentenced 10 poachers to 16 years in jail after they were caught hunting illegally in a national park.

Manhunt launched after five lions killed on Northam farm

2019-11-21 20:47

Preliminary investigations suggested the lions might have been fed poison-laced chicken by the suspects who gained entry onto the farm by cutting a fence, according to police spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo.

SANParks tight-lipped on suspension of senior Kruger National Park ranger

2019-11-11 20:04

SANParks is remaining tight-lipped about the suspension of one of the Kruger National Park's most senior and respected game rangers, Don English.

WATCH | The 'Brave Ones': Zimbabwe's women-only rangers fighting poaching

2019-11-03 14:14

Chiyevedzo Mutero was one of dozens competing in the remote Zimbabwean bush to join the all-female anti-poaching Akashinga rangers when she broke her finger.

Four lions, dubbed the 'Pride of Tshwane', found hacked to death in reserve

2019-10-25 18:05

Four lions were found dead in the Rietvlei Nature Reserve with their paws and jaws missing.

5 wanted rhino poachers arrested in Hazyview

2019-10-05 19:42

Five rhino poachers who were wanted for cases in Kwazulu-Natal have been arrested in Hazyview, Mpumalanga, police say.

Anti-poachers armed with guns and dogs are battling the illegal rhino trade in Africa. They’re ready to kill for it.

2019-09-16 14:34

Civilian anti-poaching forces, armed with guns, helicopters, bulletproof vests, and night-vision goggles, are fighting back against the poachers.

Tanzanian arrested with tusks from 117 elephants

2019-09-05 22:05

A Tanzanian man has been arrested after authorities found a stash of ivory buried under his house, estimated to come from around 117 elephants, authorities say.


WATCH: Eight lions killed in North West 'poisoning'

2020-01-04 10:46

The lions were found with their snouts and paws removed.

Botswana national expected in dock after allegedly trying to sell lion bones, live cheetah

2019-12-08 10:49

A Botswana national is expected in the dock of the Kuruman Magistrate's Court in the Northern Cape after he allegedly attempted to sell a live cheetah, as well as lion bones.

Russia gifts guns to Gabon to fight elephant poaching

2019-11-29 14:00

Russia's defence ministry has donated weapons to Gabon to help the central African nation battle poachers and protect elephants.

Long swim to freedom for 24 suspected poachers busted on Robben Island

2019-11-20 17:22

Twenty-four suspected poachers were arrested on and around historic Robben Island after the skippers of boats waiting for them spotted patrol vessels and left them behind, says Western Cape police.

Consignment of lion bones leads Gauteng police to wanted man

2019-11-08 17:05

Gauteng police have managed to rearrest a man who was on the run after tracking down another man linked to three consignments of lion bones that have been seized at OR Tambo Airport over the last two months.

Cops rescue two pangolins, arrest 5 suspected smugglers

2019-10-31 13:51

Gauteng police say they have arrested five people who were trying to sell two endangered pangolins.

Indian tiger poacher with 'bear penis fetish' arrested

2019-10-23 19:00

One of India's most wanted tiger poachers, who also had a fetish for eating the penis of sloth bears, has been arrested after being on the run for six years, officials say.

WATCH | Nigeria becomes Africa's staging ground for illegal pangolin trade with Asia

2019-09-19 18:27

Porous borders, lax law enforcement, corruption and one of Africa's biggest ports has helped criminal networks in Nigeria corner most of the African trade in pangolins, considered to be the world's most trafficked mammal.

SANParks employee arrested in Khayelitsha with abalone worth more than R300 000

2019-09-06 07:26

An employee of SANParks has been arrested for being in possession of abalone worth more than R300 000.

Scales of justice: Mpumalanga man jailed for keeping pangolin in a drum at home

2019-08-29 14:54

A Mpumalanga man caught in possession of a young adult pangolin in a drum at his house, has been jailed for eight years.

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