ARTICLES RELATING TO RHINO POACHING

Two rhino poaching kingpins back in court

2018-07-13 05:14

Two men believed to be the "kingpins" in a rhino poaching syndicate operating out of Gauteng are expected back in the Benoni Magistrate’s Court.

SA cryptocurrency launched for rhino horn trade and conservation

2018-06-14 11:10

Rhino Coin, launched in early June, attempts to give value to the legal rhino horn by converting it into an online cryptocurrency at a ratio of 1 coin to 1 gram of horn.

Riding out to save the rhino

2018-05-23 16:00

The Project Rhino Association has revived a horse unit in Hluhluwe-Imfolozi game reserve to snare poachers and counter the slaughtering of rhinos.

Poaching clampdown

2018-05-17 17:23

Project Rhino is waging war on the multi-million rand poaching trade and is employing a new breed of operatives to help catch criminals.

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WATCH: New hi-tech project halts rhino poaching in private reserve

A South African reserve has all but ended rhino poaching with the help of state-of-the-art technology. Watch.

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Decrease in rhino poaching statistics shows slight progress for SA

The Department of Environmental Affairs recently announced "progress" in curbing rhino poaching in the country. Watch.

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Top anti-poaching cop fired

2017-11-13 13:30

One of South Africa’s top anti-rhino poaching cops has been fired on allegedly “trumped-up charges” and is now unemployed and looking for a job.

Rampant rhino poaching rocks Ezemvelo, Eastern Cape cops bust four suspects

2017-10-09 14:41

Despite a legal supply of horns from private farmers having been released on the domestic market, the latest poaching figures gathered from around the country indicate staggering numbers of rhinos continue to be killed illegally by heavily armed poaching gangs.

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.

WATCH: Authorities unite in bid to curb rising rhino poaching

2017-09-13 13:45

There has been a sharp increase in rhino poaching in KwaZulu-Natal and the provincial authorities are gearing up to fight back.

 

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.

Project Rhino: How conservationists risk their lives to combat poachers

2018-05-24 08:50

In the picturesque, rolling hills of Northern KwaZulu-Natal there is a group of South Africans who have dedicated their lives to saving rhino.

Suspected rhino poachers nabbed in Limpopo

2018-05-19 18:02

Three men suspected of being part of a rhino poaching syndicate were arrested at a roadblock on the R40 in Hoedspruit, outside Palaborwa on Friday evening.

Molewa 'cautiously optimistic' about fight against rhino poaching

2018-05-16 21:42

Minister of Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa remains "cautiously optimistic that we are turning the tide on the scourge of rhino poaching".

Limpopo farmer fined R1m for being in possession of rhino remains

2018-05-09 14:01

A Limpopo farmer, who was found in possession of rhino remains, has been fined R1m by the Lephalale Regional Court, police say.

Real time protection for rhinos

2018-01-25 15:03

A new control centre has been opened in Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park in move designed to help counter an “avalanche” of poaching in KwaZulu-Natal.

African rhino injures poacher in rare reversal of fortunes in Kenya

2017-10-22 13:11

A rhino turned the tables on a suspected poacher in Namibia, charging and injuring the man while he was allegedly tracking it.

Black rhino to return to Chad after South Africa deal

2017-10-09 11:42

South Africa and Chad have signed an agreement that will see the re-introduction next year of critically endangered black rhino to the central African country, decades after it was last seen there.

Zoo's horn burning ceremony keeps traders in Czech

2017-09-19 07:03

The former head of the Kenya Wildlife Service, Dr Richard Leakey has slammed South Africa’s rhino horn traders by calling for their public condemnation for gambling on the extinction of wild rhino populations and undermining species conservation efforts.

Chinese national caught with 5 rhino horns at OR Tambo International Airport

2017-09-11 22:15

A Chinese national attempting to smuggle an illegal stash of five rhino horns has been nabbed at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo Intertnational Airport, just two weeks after an online rhino horn auction was held in South Africa.

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