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Militarisation not the answer to wildlife poaching – University of Cape Town

UCT on rhino poachingMillions have been disbursed to fight the illegal wildlife trade but have so far not succeeded in disrupting or ending rhino poaching. New research by the University of Cape Town’s global risk governance programme indicates local communities near or in protected wildlife areas can be change agents in tackling the illegal wildlife economy.

SANParks receives R3 million for anti-poaching

A SANParks Bat Hawk.South African National Parks (SANParks) received a R3 million donation from the Legacy Experience project spearheaded by international cricketers, Kevin Pietersen and Mark Boucher. The money is meant for the Airwing based at Skukuza airport that are an integral part of anti-poaching operations.

Cabinet approves Marine Protected Areas

The Cape coast.Acting Environmental Affairs Minister Derek Hanekom says a network of 20 Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) will considerably advance South Africa’s efforts to protect its ocean heritage for future generations.

Protecting Africa’s wildlife with intelligence and passion

Dehorning rhino to stop poaching Three rhinos are poached every single day in Africa. More than 1,000 rhinos have died in South Africa annually since 2012. The poaching threat continues to spread across borders and countries as illegal demand grows.

Poaching suspects nabbed in Kruger

Poaching suspects arrested in KrugerEight suspected rhino poachers were arrested in the Kruger National Park earlier this week.

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