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High-tech helps Madikwe keep poachers in check

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Further proof high-tech is the way forward to combatting rhino poaching comes from Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa’s North West province. The reserve is,...

Seven years on Kruger rhino poachers convicted

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Further proof “the wheels of justice grind slow but grind fine”* comes from South Africa’s Kruger National Park where three suspects, apprehended on poaching...

Suspected rhino poachers arrested in the KNP

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South African National Parks (SANParks) personnel have arrested three suspected poachers in the Kruger National Park (KNP) after they shot several rhinos in the...

Skukuza court hands down a combined 63 year sentence to poachers

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The Skukuza Regional Court on Tuesday handed down heavy sentences to rhino poachers in a move welcomed by South African National Parks (SANParks). Isaac Zitha...

SANParks deploys decoy rhinos in Kruger National Park

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Fed up with relentless poaching in its flagship national park, South African National Parks (SANParks) has today unveiled a new weapon in the fight...

SANParks welcomes lengthy jail term for poachers

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The South African National Parks (SANParks) authority has welcomed the jail terms handed down by the Skukuza Regional Court to two convicted rhino poachers. The...

COVID-19 clears pathway for poachers

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Authorities in Zimbabwe caught four smugglers trying to ship 26 great apes from the Democratic Republic of the Congo to South Africa. In Zambia,...

Four suspected rhino poachers arrested and one sentenced in the KNP

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South African National Parks (SANParks) has arrested four rhino poachers in the Kruger National Park (KNP) over the weekend of 15-18 October. Members of...

South African rhino ranch keeps poachers away, but at a cost

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South Africa's largest private rhino breeder says he has kept the protected animals safe from poachers for four and a half years but cannot...

SANParks and partners in anti-poaching push

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South African National Parks (SANParks) and security partners in the Greater Kruger Region are jointly implementing a range of interventions to counter the effects...

Rhino and elephant poaching declines in Namibia

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Rhino and elephant poaching has declined significantly this year in Namibia, home to the only free-roaming black rhinos left in the world, government data...

SANParks applauds the sentences imposed on four rhino poachers

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South African National Parks (SANParks) has welcomed the finalization of two long running rhino poaching trials by the Skukuza Regional Court. One rhino poacher...

Kruger poaching numbers rise as lockdown eases

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Rhino poaching has increased at an alarming rate, with the Kruger National Parks (KNP) rhino numbers dropping by 70% over the past decade. 2020...

Rhino poachers are back after South Africa eases lockdown restrictions

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Rhino poaching is on the rise again in South Africa since the government loosened coronavirus restrictions, following a year-long lull due to the pandemic,...

SANParks records another successful anti-poaching operation in the KNP

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South African National Parks (SANParks) has announced another operation that led to the arrest of three suspected poachers on Wednesday 21 April in the...

Five poachers caught and one fatally trampled by elephants in Kruger...

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The Kruger National Park (KNP) conducted anti-poaching operations that led to the arrest of five suspected poachers in the Pretoriuskop section of the park...

Alaris Antennas assists Hensoldt South Africa to combat rhino poaching

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Alaris Antennas, in a partnership with Hensoldt South Africa, is helping the non-governmental organisation Stop Rhino Poaching to curb the killing of these critically...

Namibia sees steady downward trend in rhino and elephant poaching

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Namibia saw a continued downward trend in rhino and elephant poaching last year after stepping up patrols and sharply increasing fines, the government said...

Wildlife Zones introduced to protect rhino

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Seven Integrated Wildlife Zones are being introduced across South Africa to protect the country’s rhino. Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Minister, Barbara Creecy, said by demarcating...

Intelligence helps Namibia turn tide against rhino poachers, government says

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Incidents of rhino poaching in Namibia have been dropping steadily as timely intelligence work has helped nab hunters before they shoot in known hotspots,...

Rhino poaching in Namibia down 63% on tougher policing, penalties

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Rhino poaching fell 63% year-on-year in Namibia, the ministry of environment said on Friday, citing intensified intelligence operations by authorities and tougher sentences and...

Rhino poaching declines significantly

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The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries says rhino poaching decreased by almost 53% in the first six months of 2020, with 166 animals...

SARS makes R115.6 million rhino horn bust

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Rhino horn worth R115.6 million has been discovered at OR Tambo International Airport, according to the South African Revenue Service (SARS). A total 41 pieces...

South Africa dehorns dozens of rhinos to prevent lockdown poaching surge

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South Africa has dehorned dozens of rhinos in three popular game parks, aiming to prevent armed poachers taking advantage of the post-COVID-19 crash in...

Hensoldt celebrates three years of protecting world’s largest rhino conservancy

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Hensoldt South Africa has celebrated three years of protecting the world’s largest rhino conservancy with zero poaching incidents, with the company’s technologies keeping 1...

Poachers fatally wounded in the Kruger Park

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A suspected rhino poacher has been arrested and two killed in a contact with rangers in the Kruger National Park (KNP). SANParks said the suspect...

South Africa’s rhino poaching numbers decrease

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South African Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Barbara Creecy has said efforts to save the rhino are paying off as poaching numbers decrease, with...

SANParks welcomes first Mozambican rhino poaching conviction in over a decade

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The South African National Parks (SANParks) has congratulated the Justice Department in Mozambique for successfully convicting and sentencing two poachers for killing two rhinos...

Rhino poaching arrests in Kruger

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Three hundred and sixty-six arrests in connection with rhino poaching were made in the iconic Kruger National Park in the 18 month period ending...

SANParks welcomes heavy sentence for rhino poacher

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South African National Parks (SANParks) has welcomed the heavy sentence handed out to a poacher caught in the Kruger National Park in 2015, who...

Vietnam seizes 125 kg of rhino horns and seven tiger carcasses

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Vietnam said it has seized more than 125 kg (275 lb) of rhino horns hidden in plaster blocks and shipped from United Arab Emirates,...

Nine suspected poachers apprehended in Kruger

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Nine suspected poachers have been arrested in the Kruger National Park, with weapons and poaching tools recovered. SANParks on 24 July said the arrests took...

SANParks and Kruger partners work to minimise impact of rhino poaching

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South African National Parks (SANParks) and conservation partners in the Greater Kruger Region are collaboratively implementing a range of interventions as part of an...

SA police seize rhino horn

South African police intercepted 167 rhino horns apparently destined for south-east Asia, one of the biggest hauls ever in the country. Two suspects, aged 57...

Hong Kong authorities say seize biggest rhino horn haul in five...

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Hong Kong authorities said they seized 82.5 kilograms of rhino horn and cut pieces worth HK$16.5 million ($2.10 million), the biggest haul in five...

Eastern Cape rhino poachers sentenced to 25 years each

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Both the SA Police Service and the national Department of Environmental Affairs welcomed the “hefty sentences” handed down to three men found guilty of...

Twelve poaching suspects arrested in and around Kruger

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The ongoing battle to beat the poachers saw police and specialist SANParks personnel arrest 12 suspects in connection with poaching related activities, Mpumalanga police...

Record South African rhino horn haul in Hong Kong

Hong Kong customs seized a record 40 kg of rhino horns worth around US$1 million from Johannesburg en route to Vietnam, the latest bust...

Rhino poaching numbers down, elephant losses increase

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Last year was a better one for South Africa’s rhino population with a decline in poaching, particularly in national parks, reported and for the...

Two poaching attempts foiled in KZN

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KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs Sihle Zikalala has commended law authorities for the arrest of suspected poachers in two poaching...

Two nabbed with 10 rhino horn pieces

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Two suspects arrested at OR Tambo International Airport with 10 pieces of rhino horn - worth an estimated R2 million - are expected to...

Suspected SANParks field rangers named

South African National Parks (SANParks) has announced that two of the Field Rangers who were arrested on 15 January in Crocodile Bridge on suspicion...

Kruger rangers arrested on suspicion of rhino poaching

South Africa's premier game reserve - the Kruger National Park - "continues to come to grips with people in our ranks who sabotage our...

SARS, police pounce on R23m rhino horn consignment

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The South African Revenue Services'(SARS) Customs unit scored a massive victory when officials pounced on a consignment of rhino horns worth over R23 million...

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

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Millions have been disbursed to fight the illegal wildlife trade but have so far not succeeded in disrupting or ending rhino poaching....

Protecting Africa’s wildlife with intelligence and passion

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Three rhinos are poached every single day in Africa. More than 1,000 rhinos have died in South Africa annually since 2012. The...

Poaching suspects nabbed in Kruger

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Eight suspected rhino poachers were arrested in the Kruger National Park earlier this week. The arrests were made during counter-poaching operations which saw...

Anti-poaching arrests and trials

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Anti-poaching operations in the Kruger National Pak netted 162 people in connection with suspected rhino poaching in the first nine months of...

Less rhino poached in first eight months of 2018

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If statistics are to be believed rhino poaching in South Africa is on the decline with the latest figures from the Department...

South Africa rhino poaching drops sharply but hundreds still being killed

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Over 500 rhinos were poached for their horns in South Africa in the first eight months of 2018, a 26 percent fall...