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.

 WATCH: 'Hit it between the eyes' – elephants charge at hunters after one shot down

A video that shows an elephant being hunted in the Nakabolelwa Conservancy in Namibia has surfaced online... but is the practice legal? WATCH.

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Taking hands to fight illegal wildlife trade

2018-10-11 08:13

Illegal wildlife trade is one of the greatest threats faced by species globally. In South Africa, nothing makes this point clearer than the rhino poaching we have experienced, writes Ashleigh Dore.

8 questions to Kimon de Greef, author of Poacher

2018-10-10 12:18

Poacher is an unprecedented inside view of South Africa’s illicit abalone trade, a lawless underwater treasure hunt for a marine snail prized as a delicacy in China. Author Kimon de Greef answers our questions.

Black rhino making a comeback in Chad thanks to relocation from SA

2018-09-25 13:29

The black rhino may be making a comeback in Chad after nearly 50 years, thanks to a relocation programme involving South African rhino.

DNA sleuths bolster case against three ivory cartels

2018-09-21 12:49

DNA tests on smuggled elephant tusks have identified three major ivory cartels in Africa and are helping investigators bolster the criminal cases against some of the most dangerous traffickers, researchers say.

'These are the guys making millions' - Hawks after busting alleged rhino horn syndicate

2018-09-19 15:48

Six members of a suspected rhino horn trafficking syndicate, that allegedly ran its own intelligence operation with at least two police officers in its ranks, have been arrested in Mpumalanga.


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.

Brave rangers and sniffer dog find pipe bomb in Kruger National Park

2018-10-13 09:01

A pipe bomb suspected to be a new addition to poachers' arsenal was found by rangers patrolling in a remote area of the Kruger National Park, SA National Parks spokesperson Isaac Phaahla says.

Abalone price at all time high, sustainable options decreasing – investigative journalist

2018-10-10 16:19

There is not enough abalone left to redistribute abalone income and stabilise the abalone crisis, says investigative journalist Kimon de Greef.

Poacher: 'I didn't know I was being taken for a fool'

2018-10-10 05:00

When Shuhood began diving for abalone, in his early twenties, he had no idea what he was getting into. An Afrikaans man named Johan walked over one morning and asked Shuhood if he knew how to swim.

Dramatic decline in number of rhino poaching – department

2018-09-22 12:05

A dramatic decline in the number of rhinos poached has been recorded since the start of 2018, compared to the same period last year, the Department of Environmental Affairs has confirmed.

Rhino horn syndicate: Another Mpumalanga cop arrested

2018-09-20 15:02

A Mpumalanga police constable with links to a syndicate allegedly behind "massive trafficking" of poached rhino horns has been arrested after evading arrest for two days, the Hawks say.

SA has lost 96 million abalone to poaching since 2000 - new report

2018-09-19 07:28

Researchers believe the only way to protect the species from going extinct, and not lose the income legally fished abalone generates, is international collaboration.

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