ARTICLES RELATING TO RHINO HORN

South Africa can’t keep up the cost of protecting rhinos, a new government report says – and trade in white rhino horn could be the answer

2019-08-22 16:31

A "non detriment" report for South African white rhinos says poaching will cost R6 billion over the next 10 years, but allowing hunting could help.

Rhino deaths plunge in SA on anti-poaching drive

2019-02-14 19:50

The number of rhinos killed by poachers plunged by 25% last year.

Rhino horns, elephant tusks and weapons discovered at game reserve

2017-08-19 10:06

A team of investigators have arrested a farm manager after they discovered rhino horns, ivory tusks and a huge arsenal of weapons and ammunition at Sandringham Game Reserve on Thursday.

White rhino survives North West poaching

2016-09-26 16:33

An eight-year-old white rhino bull was the only survivor after five rhinos were poached in North West, Saving the Survivors said on Saturday.

SA's ban on trade of rhino horn under attack in court

2015-09-22 22:02

The world's largest white rhino breeder John Hume and fellow rhino breeder Johan Krüger have applied in the High Court in Pretoria to set aside the government's moratorium on rhino horn trading.

INFOGRAPHIC: The reality of rhinos

2015-07-09 16:41

A group is on a mission to move 100 rhinos from South Africa to Botswana in order to save them from poaching and develop a new breeding nucleus.

Namibia dehorns rhinos to combat poaching

2014-11-18 11:08

Namibian environmental authorities embarking on a de-horning exercise for black rhino have already spotted three carcasses left behind by poachers, according to an official.

KNP rhinos to be moved to 'strongholds'

2014-08-12 13:10

Rhinos will be moved out of the Kruger National Park to safer areas in a bid to protect them from poachers.

Trade in rhino horn may become legal

2014-06-30 15:26

A panel of 10 experts was established to help an inter-ministerial committee with its investigation on the possibility of legalising the rhino horn trade.

Eleven poachers killed in Kruger this year

2014-01-22 14:33

According to SA National Parks eleven rhino poachers have been killed in the Kruger National Park since the beginning of the year.

 

Legalising rhino horn trade the obvious answer to SA's poaching problems

2019-03-18 11:06

Those who are opposed to legal rhino horn trading either do not understand the realities of rhino conservation, or have a vested interest in rhino remaining endangered, writes Peter Oberem.

Chinese man jailed by Dutch court for smuggling rhino horn

2018-04-09 12:12

A Dutch court sentenced a Chinese man to a year in jail for smuggling five rhino horns and four other horn objects worth about $613 000 in his luggage.

The big problem with legalising rhino horn sales

2017-03-15 08:23

While we've been spending our hard earned money to save the rhinos, our minister wants to allow the sale of their horn and put them into more danger than ever before, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

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.

Women face sentencing for role in rhino poaching

2015-07-28 09:49

THE first two women to be convicted in KwaZulu-Natal of conspiring to poach rhinos for their horns, are due to be sentenced in Ladysmith next month.

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HEADLINES: Swearing in Parliament, Eskom and stolen rhino horns

In today's news headlines: expletives allegedly uttered in Parliament, Eskom wins legal battle with Solidarity & 65 rhino horns stolen from Mozambican police.

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New rhino campaign targets Vietnamese businessmen

2014-09-22 13:09

A new advertising campaign aims straight at the top consumers of rhino horn - affluent Vietnamese businessmen.

Celebrities rally against rhino poaching

2014-07-03 12:41

Since 2013, rhinos have been killed every 11 hours. In response to this rising epidemic, Prince William, David Beckham and Yao Ming teamed up to spread awareness.

Rhino Ambulances to the rescue

2014-06-10 11:22

A Rhino Ambulance sounds like a whimsical notion from a children's storybook, but in fact it's the latest innovation from the front lines of the poaching crisis.

More than 1000 rhinos poached in 2013

2014-01-20 09:47

More than 1000 rhinos were poached for their horns in South Africa in 2013, a record number and an increase of over 50 percent from the previous year.

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