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.

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.


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.

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".

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