Dutch to ban raw ivory sales from 2019

2018-12-18 13:12

The Netherlands said it will ban all raw ivory sales from next year, as it unveiled the results of a major operation to combat trafficking in endangered animals and plants.

Malayan tiger in crisis as poaching threatens to wipe out big cat

2018-12-18 11:43

Population of critically endangered animal edges to extinction, as government promises soldiers in jungles by next year.

Rhino poachers convicted and sentenced

2018-11-30 21:03

A joint investigation by the Lehurutshe stock theft unit and Madikwe Game Reserve's rangers has led to the sentencing of three men for rhino poaching.

Captive lion trophy hunting 'damaging brand SA', MPs hear

2018-11-27 14:06

Parliamentarians will seek to end the breeding of lions for trophy hunting and the trade in their bones, setting Parliament on a collision course with a powerful industry.

Thailand sentences 3 to prison over smuggling of rhino horns

2018-11-20 20:00

A Thai court has sentenced three people to prison over the smuggling of nearly two dozen rhinoceros horns worth $1.5m from Ethiopia.

Meerkat Project wins award for counter-poaching technology in KNP

2018-11-17 14:28

The Meerkat Project Team based in the Kruger National Park has bagged the South African National Parks (SANParks) Kudu innovation award for their work on counter-poaching.

PICS: First impaled by kudu, now savaged by a lion - Akita the anti-poaching dog is one tough customer

2018-11-13 14:31

A badly injured anti-poaching dog is stealing people's hearts on social media after an altercation with a lion.

SANParks welcomes 33-year sentence for rhino poacher

2018-11-13 10:47

Patrick Nkuna was arrested in 2015 in the Kruger National Park during an extended ground and air follow-up anti-poaching operation.

MPs call for review of policy on captive lion breeding

2018-11-12 22:33

The parliamentary Committee on Environmental Affairs has adopted a report compiled during a two-day colloquium on captive breeding and the hunting of lions for bones.

SAPS and the dirty truth around rhino poaching

2018-10-24 08:53

Fresh charges of a government cover-up around rhino poaching surface fear and loathing at Engwelezane.


Natural fawn killer: Judge sentences poacher to repeated 'Bambi' viewings in jail

2018-12-18 12:09

A judge in the US state of Missouri has sentenced a prolific poacher to repeat screenings of 'Bambi', the Walt Disney classic weepy film about a fawn whose mother is slain by a hunter.

WATCH: Rescued baby rhino learns to charge (but fails at braking)

2018-12-05 06:14

A baby rhino rescued from a pool of mud in the Meru National Park Rhino Sanctuary in northern Kenya is learning how to charge - stealing hearts in the process.

Alleged key player in lion bone syndicate in court after handing himself over to police

2018-11-27 22:12

A ninth suspect and alleged key player in an illegal international lion and tiger bone syndicate has handed himself over to police as investigations into an illegal North West lion and tiger slaughterhouse intensify.

8 men arrested after dozens of lions killed in North West

2018-11-26 16:28

A joint task force police operation has pounced on an illegal Vietnamese lion and tiger bone syndicate operating in the North West after at least 40 lions were reportedly killed at a lion farm near Klerksdorp.

Protecting South Africa's borders: Rocky roads and unrelenting conditions

2018-11-17 17:13

Despite unrelenting terrain, the beating sun and vast tracks of land to patrol, South African Defence Force soldiers have still managed to apprehend more than 6 000 people - allegedly for trying to illegally enter South African from Mozambique since January.

Dodgy rhino deal leads to fine for Limpopo man

2018-11-14 13:42

A Limpopo man who faces a string of criminal charges together with alleged rhino horn kingpin Dawie Groenewald, has been fined R100 000 in a separate case.

China postpones decision on allowing tiger bone, rhino horn trading

2018-11-13 12:27

China says it is suspending rule changes allowing the trading in tiger and rhinoceros parts, following an outcry from environmental groups.

New WC Economic Opportunities Minister Beverley Schäfer on lobster, corruption and what's first on her to do list

2018-11-13 09:58

Beverley Schäfer talks to Fin24 about poaching, the DAFF, West Coast Rock Lobster, and what's on her To Do list.

Former cricketing stars donate R3m to fight poaching

2018-10-29 18:15

The Kruger National Park's anti-poaching efforts have received a boost in the form of a R3m donation from the Legacy Experience project, headed by cricketers Kevin Pietersen and Mark Boucher.

SA divers risk all to poach marine delicacies for China diners

2018-10-22 09:26

One Saturday night in August, Deurick van Blerk, 26, climbed into his small boat off the coast of Cape Town on another of his illegal fishing expeditions. He never returned.

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