MTN and IBM harness smart collars to save rhinos

2017-09-19 21:02

Computer company IBM and mobile network MTN have collaborated to create smart collars that they hope will help stop the poaching of rhinos in South Africa.

Live white rhino horn trade scenario – why prices would rise 900%

2016-10-03 15:18

Change the resource economics, and the associated value judgment made by the potential poacher changes forever too, says a conservation expert.

Are SA rhino calves being exported to Thailand?

2016-08-25 07:18

A permit appears to have been granted for eight South African rhino calves to be exported to a zoo in Thailand, writes Andreas Wilson-Späth.

Tech firms help SA nab rhino poachers

2016-04-22 16:02

South Africa is using technology to keep poachers away from rhinos by tracking people moving in and out of a game reserve near Kruger National Park - whether it be by landing a helicopter, cutting through a fence or driving past the gate.

Mpumalanga rhino sanctuary gets a R600k boost

2015-12-26 07:49

In one of its biggest projects to date, a rhino sanctuary in Mpumalanga has secured a R600 000 donation to build a much-needed kitchen, clinic and security operations centre to look after and protect its orphaned rhinos.

Drought pushes rhino-burdened reserves over the edge

2015-11-11 07:11

A confluence of drought, rhino poachers and fatigued conservationists does not bode well for the future of SA's private game reserves and their rhinos, but all is not lost.

iSimangaliso celebrates World Rhino Day

2015-09-23 09:17

ISIMANGALISO Wetland Park celebrated World Rhino Day yesterday with over 1?200 people from all over KwaZulu-Natal attending the event.

Breakthrough operation on shot rhino a success

2015-08-25 10:10

WITH the bullet that almost killed a pregnant white rhino cow extracted and on its way for forensic investigation, she is showing “excellent” signs of healing.

Saving a poached rhino

2015-08-15 14:19

ITHEMBA, the pregnant white rhino cow who was shot last week, is the first of her kind to be operated on using the innovative method of covering her wound with elephant hide.

Dehorned rhino Hope recovering

2015-08-12 10:57

HOPE, the pregnant white rhino who was gunned down last week in Mahlalela Park by poachers, is recovering thanks to an operation involving an elephant hide.


Mercedes, rhino horn and rifles parts seized in SAPS operation

2017-07-02 22:59

A national task team set up to combat rhino poaching around the country has arrested a Hazyview couple in KwaZulu-Natal for illegal possession of a rhino horn, rifle parts and ammunition.

How the Kruger spent R250m on anti-poaching

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Tala Private Game Reserve dehorns its rhinos to deter poachers

2016-06-22 09:45

With the dehorning of rhinos allegedly reducing poaching incidents, Tala Private Game Reserve took the leap and dehorned four of their rhinos on Tuesday.

SA backs down from proposing legal trade in rhino horn

2016-04-21 13:55

South Africa has dumped its proposal to legalise the international trade in rhino horns, cabinet has announced.

Rhino plane arrives

2015-11-28 10:15

As Zululand’s anti-rhino poaching lobby celebrated having a new fixed-wing aircraft in the air, Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife has still not got its controversial helicopter contract airborne.

‘Bucket list’ challenge to raise rhino funds

2015-09-28 10:39

Underberg's “Rhino the Peak Challenge”, is a unique mountain trail challenge to raise funds for rhino conservation.

Poachers in Hluhluwe push rhino death toll to 75

2015-09-02 09:48

ONE rhino died and two others were wounded after poachers darted and dehorned them in Hluhluwe Game Reserve on Monday afternoon.

‘Dehorning saves rhinos’

2015-08-17 09:20

IN an effort to prevent the poaching of precious rhino, Nambiti Private Game Reserve in KZN spent the weekend cutting off horns that had grown back on some of their white rhinos.

Rhino poacher’s conviction confirmed

2015-08-14 08:19

HIGH court judges yesterday confirmed the convictions of a man who was jailed for poaching a white rhino and removing its horns in Imfolozi Game Reserve on Christmas Day in 2009.

Latest poaching incident raises number to 65 in KZN

2015-08-05 12:14

THE total number of rhino poached in KwaZulu-Natal this year is now 65 with another white rhino found dead in a Zulu­land park yesterday morning.

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