Hawks officer murder: Two men taken in for questioning

2020-03-19 18:13

Two men, who were stopped on the side of the N4 near Belfast due to car trouble, have been taken in for questioning in connection with the murder of a senior Hawks detective.

Nearly 50 rhino killed in Botswana in 10 months as poaching surges

2020-02-24 21:30

At least 46 rhino have been slaughtered in Botswana in 10 months, a government official says, as the southern African wildlife haven reports a surge in poaching of the endangered species.

Suspected poachers nabbed by KwaZulu-Natal cops

2020-02-01 17:33

Police officers found a rifle, binoculars, ammunition and a home-made silencer in the vehicle driven by the suspects.

Police bust 'excited' ivory dealers with about 17kg of elephant tusks

2020-01-28 17:36

A sting operation by Durban police leads to the arrest of two suspected rhino horn and elephant tusk dealers in the Point area.

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.

 

Alleged rhino poachers run scared in KwaZulu-Natal, flee into bushes

2020-03-18 12:50

KwaZulu-Natal police have thrown a spanner in the works of alleged rhino poachers who fled after they saw officers on the N2 freeway.

Big drop in rhino poaching as SA govt tackles syndicates

2020-02-04 11:44

Rhino poaching in South Africa is on the decline as the government makes a concerted effort to battle the scourge that threatens a critically endangered species.

Limpopo cops confiscate abalone worth millions

2020-02-01 13:25

A joint police operation has intercepted and confiscated R7m worth of abalone in Limpopo.

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.

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