ARTICLES RELATING TO POACHING

5 wanted rhino poachers arrested in Hazyview

2019-10-05 19:42

Five rhino poachers who were wanted for cases in Kwazulu-Natal have been arrested in Hazyview, Mpumalanga, police say.

Anti-poachers armed with guns and dogs are battling the illegal rhino trade in Africa. They’re ready to kill for it.

2019-09-16 14:34

Civilian anti-poaching forces, armed with guns, helicopters, bulletproof vests, and night-vision goggles, are fighting back against the poachers.

Tanzanian arrested with tusks from 117 elephants

2019-09-05 22:05

A Tanzanian man has been arrested after authorities found a stash of ivory buried under his house, estimated to come from around 117 elephants, authorities say.

366 rhino 'poachers' arrested in Kruger National Park since start of 2018

2019-08-12 19:34

While 366 alleged rhino poachers were arrested in the Kruger National Park since the start of last year, 472 white rhinos were poached in the park between April 1, 2018, and July 31, 2019.

Elephant, rhino populations finally on the rise in Tanzania after rampant poaching

2019-07-11 08:21

Rhinos, elephants benefiting from anti-poaching crackdown on organised criminal networks.

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.

 

WATCH | Nigeria becomes Africa's staging ground for illegal pangolin trade with Asia

2019-09-19 18:27

Porous borders, lax law enforcement, corruption and one of Africa's biggest ports has helped criminal networks in Nigeria corner most of the African trade in pangolins, considered to be the world's most trafficked mammal.

SANParks employee arrested in Khayelitsha with abalone worth more than R300 000

2019-09-06 07:26

An employee of SANParks has been arrested for being in possession of abalone worth more than R300 000.

Scales of justice: Mpumalanga man jailed for keeping pangolin in a drum at home

2019-08-29 14:54

A Mpumalanga man caught in possession of a young adult pangolin in a drum at his house, has been jailed for eight years.

Duke the doggie detective found safe after skirmish with poachers

2019-07-25 05:12

The SA National Parks is relieved that one of its star tracker dogs was found after disappearing during an armed skirmish with poachers he had sniffed out in the Kruger National Park.

Kruger Park guides to appear in court after rhino horns disappear from carcass

2019-07-03 17:39

Two Kruger National Park staff members are expected to appear in the Skukuza Magistrate's Court in connection with the theft of rhino horns.

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.

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