ARTICLES RELATING TO RHINO POACHING

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.

SANParks employee, 3 accomplices arrested for alleged poaching at Kruger

2019-02-16 08:56

Further arrests could be made after a South African National Parks (SANParks) employee and three other suspected poachers were arrested in the Kruger National Park in an intelligence driven operation, the managing body has confirmed.

2 arrested at OR Tambo airport with rhino horn worth R2m in their luggage

2019-01-30 11:44

Police have arrested two people at OR Tambo International Airport with 10 pieces of rhino horn worth R2m in their luggage.

Seven Chinese nationals in Zimbabwe court over rhino horn stash

2019-01-04 07:35

Seven Chinese nationals have appeared in a Zimbabwe court after they were arrested last month with rhino horn pieces worth nearly a million dollars.

Dodgy rhino deal leads to fine for Limpopo man

2018-11-14 13:42

A Limpopo man who faces a string of criminal charges together with alleged rhino horn kingpin Dawie Groenewald, has been fined R100 000 in a separate case.

SANParks welcomes 33-year sentence for rhino poacher

2018-11-13 10:47

Patrick Nkuna was arrested in 2015 in the Kruger National Park during an extended ground and air follow-up anti-poaching operation.

Taking hands to fight illegal wildlife trade

2018-10-11 08:13

Illegal wildlife trade is one of the greatest threats faced by species globally. In South Africa, nothing makes this point clearer than the rhino poaching we have experienced, writes Ashleigh Dore.

Threat of extinction

2018-09-25 10:40

A 20-year-old white rhino was killed and dehorned by poachers while her six-year-old calf, who had been shot in the shoulder, escaped certain death at a KwaZulu-Natal reserve on September 6.

Corruption in the courtroom: A sordid tale of sex, gambling, poachers and payoffs

2018-09-22 07:13

Rhino killers and other criminals have allegedly been bribing court officials in KwaZulu Natal. It’s a sordid tale of sex, gambling, poachers and payoffs. But there are three heroines (and one tainted hero).

An Elephant In My Kitchen: Without water, life stops

2018-08-20 13:48

When Lawrence and I first bought Thula Thula, I never understood his fixation with rain. To me it was a nuisance, because game drives aren't much fun for guests in a downpour, writes Françoise Malby-Anthony.

 

Scientists fine-tune method to save rhinos

2019-02-18 14:05

Only two northern white rhinos exist in the world: Both are female and neither can bear calves. But scientists have not given up hope of saving the species from extinction.

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.

Revisiting the horn ban

2019-01-15 16:19

I don't know who came up with the idea that as human beings we need rules and laws to regulate almost every part of our existence. From the moment you are born you are registered and the regulations come into effect. Even the parents who brought you into this world act as enforcers of the laws, some of which they themselves don’t even agree with.

Ban ‘is hurting rhinos’

2018-11-19 15:45

The ban on the trade of rhino horns has not only failed to eradicate poaching, but made the illegal market more lucrative for criminals at the expense of this endangered species.

China postpones decision on allowing tiger bone, rhino horn trading

2018-11-13 12:27

China says it is suspending rule changes allowing the trading in tiger and rhinoceros parts, following an outcry from environmental groups.

SAPS and the dirty truth around rhino poaching

2018-10-24 08:53

Fresh charges of a government cover-up around rhino poaching surface fear and loathing at Engwelezane.

Black rhino making a comeback in Chad thanks to relocation from SA

2018-09-25 13:29

The black rhino may be making a comeback in Chad after nearly 50 years, thanks to a relocation programme involving South African rhino.

Dramatic decline in number of rhino poaching – department

2018-09-22 12:05

A dramatic decline in the number of rhinos poached has been recorded since the start of 2018, compared to the same period last year, the Department of Environmental Affairs has confirmed.

Rhino horn syndicate: Another Mpumalanga cop arrested

2018-09-20 15:02

A Mpumalanga police constable with links to a syndicate allegedly behind "massive trafficking" of poached rhino horns has been arrested after evading arrest for two days, the Hawks say.

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.

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