ARTICLES RELATING TO POACHING

Two suspected rhino poachers die after ramming into goat during high-speed car chase

2019-06-19 09:08

Two suspected rhino poachers have died after their car overturned while trying to escape from game rangers in Zimbabwe.

Pastor in dock for attempted murder, conspiracy to commit illegal hunting

2019-06-05 17:56

A senior pastor at the Enlightened Christian Gathering Church, which is led by embattled self-proclaimed prophet Shepherd Bushiri, appeared in a Limpopo court.

20 suspected poachers storm KZN farm, shoot security guard and dog

2019-06-03 19:10

Six of the suspected poachers who stormed a farm in KwaZulu-Natal and shot a security guard and a dog have been arrested, police say.

4 suspected abalone poachers arrested after R1m bust

2019-05-21 12:44

Four suspected abalone poachers are to appear in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate's Court soon, after they were caught with the loot estimated at R1m.

Abalone worth R2m seized from Cape Town warehouse

2019-05-09 13:35

A Chinese national is expected to appear in the Bellville Magistrate's Court after R2m worth of abalone was seized at a warehouse, Western Cape police say.

Crime-prevention blitz deals major blow to suspected drug and rhino horn dealers

2019-05-05 11:37

Suspected drug dealers were arrested and Malaysia-destined rhino horns worth millions intercepted in a two-day crime crackdown in Gauteng.

WATCH: Anti-poaching technology to expand globally in bid to save wildlife

2019-04-16 09:00

Technology that has dramatically reduced rhino poaching in a South African game reserve could be used to help other threatened species across the world, as conservationists look for new ways to stop poachers before they can reach wildlife.

2 arrested in 'one of biggest hauls' of rhino horns

2019-04-14 22:23

South African police say they found 167 rhino horns believed to be destined for Asia and nabbed two suspects in a sting operation in the North West province.

Kruger park rangers find suspected poacher's skull and pants after lion's devoured his remains

2019-04-08 19:47

Kruger National Park rangers have helped the family of a suspected poacher find his remains so that they can obtain closure.

Minister ups abalone quota, says legal fishers can't be punished for work of poachers

2019-04-05 13:01

Senzeni Zokwana says his department will reconsider decisions that implied it was punishing legal abalone rights holders by cutting their catch due to "increased poaching by those operating outside of the law".

 

These are SA's top 3 wild animals responsible for sending victims to the ER

2019-06-18 18:30

Is it the lion? Is it the crocodile? Or is it the lumbering two-ton hippo? Turns out, it’s none of them.

Popular Pretoria pastor nabbed for alleged poaching

2019-06-04 18:23

A popular Pretoria pastor is in police custody in Limpopo after he and three other men were arrested on allegations of attempting to poach wild animals in Limpopo.

Poaching slows but Africa's elephants still face extinction

2019-05-29 12:39

The illegal slaughter of African elephants to feed Asia's demand for ivory has decreased by more than half in eight years, but the majestic mammals are still threatened with extinction, researchers warned.

Poisoning rhino horns to save species in South Africa

2019-05-18 14:44

Rhino Rescue Project has infused 700 horns with the toxins and has since lost only 2 rhinos to poachers.

WATCH: Why this unexpected animal is the world's most trafficked

2019-05-07 07:49

Wildlife trafficking is the world's second largest black market, and there's one animal that's trafficked more than any other.

Two appear for allegedly smuggling 180 rhino horns weighing 150kg

2019-04-16 20:32

The case of two men arrested for allegedly smuggling 180 rhino horns, weighing a total of 150kg, has been postponed for a bail application.

Two men in court after caught with 167 rhino horns

2019-04-15 22:53

Two South African men caught at the weekend with 167 rhino horns, one of the biggest hauls recorded and believed to be destined for Asia, appeared in court, police said.

Singapore seizes more pangolin scales in week's 2nd bust

2019-04-12 10:11

Singapore has seized 14 tons of pangolin scales belonging to around 21 000 endangered mammals in the second such bust in less than a week.

Elephant kills poacher and his accomplices arrested for poaching

2019-04-07 11:20

Mpumalanga police and rangers have recovered a human skull belonging to an alleged poacher killed by a white elephant in the Kruger National Park.

Vietnam seizes 9 tonnes of suspected ivory from Congo

2019-03-29 11:11

Vietnam has seized more than nine tonnes of suspected ivory in a timber shipment from the Republic of Congo, customs officials said, in one of the country's largest illegal wildlife hauls in years.

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