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.

Police raid Hangberg homes in poaching, drugs clampdown

2018-08-30 17:08

Police have raided homes in Hangberg in Cape Town during a planned crime prevention operation.

Alleged perlemoen poaching syndicate case heads to High Court

2018-08-29 14:10

The case involving 19 men and women charged with corruption and racketeering in an alleged perlemoen syndicate will be transferred to the Western Cape High Court.

Kruger Park guard arrested on suspicion of poaching

2018-08-28 17:46

A guard who works at Kruger National Park has been arrested for poaching after a colleague's suspicions were raised, the SANParks says.

Animal rights body sees 'glimmer of hope' after captive lion breeding colloquium

2018-08-24 12:02

Animal rights body Four Paws South Africa has expressed hope about the future of captive-bred lions after Parliament's Portfolio Committee for Environment hosted a colloquium.

State awaits cellphone records in case of alleged perlemoen poaching syndicate

2018-07-25 15:58

The investigation into an alleged perlemoen poaching syndicate has almost been finalised, as the State awaits detailed cellphone records, the Cape Town Regional Court has heard.

Two suspected poachers killed in Loskop Nature Reserve shootout

2018-07-16 11:18

Two suspected poachers have been killed and a policeman wounded at the Loskop Dam Nature Reserve in Mpumalanga.

Lions eat 3 suspected poachers at Eastern Cape game reserve

2018-07-05 16:11

At least three suspected poachers who were apparently hunting for rhinos have been mauled to death and eaten by lions at an Eastern Cape game reserve, the owner says.

 

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.

WATCH: Espionage in the service of animals in Kenya

2018-09-08 11:43

Faye Cuevas used to work for the US military, fighting militants. She's now using her expertise to protect Kenya's elephant population from poachers.

SIU officer suspended for poaching steenbras, crayfish

2018-08-29 15:37

A Special Investigating Unit project manager has been suspended and has paid an admission of guilt fine after he was found in possession of crayfish and copper steenbras on the Wild Coast in 2016.

Alleged perlemoen poaching syndicate members back in court

2018-08-29 06:17

Nine of the 19 suspects are marine inspectors from the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

Limpopo farm owner discovers 3 lion carcasses on property, 2 with heads and paws cut off

2018-08-27 19:16

Limpopo police have launched a manhunt for the suspects involved in the killing of three lions at a farm in the Letsitele area.

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Canada: Bear poaching network is broken up

2018-07-20 08:06

A major black bear poaching ring has been broken up in Quebec, as demand for their gallbladders from enthusiasts of traditional medicine remains high, authorities say.

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2018-07-11 06:17

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Live animals, meat, ivory, wood seized in global trafficking stings

2018-06-21 13:38

Thousands of live animals along with meat, ivory, pangolin scales and timber have been seized in a crackdown that Interpol has said exposed the international reach of wildlife traffickers.

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