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How the campaign against poaching in Kruger is fought

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The man who manages the campaign of South African National Parks (SANParks) against wildlife crime and corruption, says it is his "toughest...

New anti-poaching boss in Kruger

Xolani Funda is the new man in the hot seat driving the Kruger National Park's anti-poaching operation. As chief ranger: anti-poaching operations he...

Rhino poaching continues apace

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Environment Minister Edna Molewa's acknowledgement that rhino poaching figures remain "worryingly high" looks set to re-occur again this year with no less...

SANDF ill-discipline sticks its head out in Kruger

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Ill-discipline in the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) is reaching critical levels, opposition Freedom Front Plus party defence spokesman Pieter Groenewald maintains...

Rhino poachers present different challenges to the Hawks

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Mistrust in police ranks, a shortage of proper intelligence structures and an easy exit through South Africa's more than nine harbours are...

Three rhinos shot every day in South Africa

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In cold statistics the number of rhinos poached a day in South Africa has now reached three with 769 of these Big...

Calculated hot pursuit suggested as option to halt rhino poaching

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With Parliament setting aside three hours tomorrow for a debate on rhino poaching and its impact on national heritage, the timing of...

First elephant poached in Kruger park in ten years

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Poachers have for the first time in a decade killed an elephant in the Kruger National Park, while 245 rhinos have been...

Hot pursuit not yet part of SA/Mozambique conservation MOU

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South Africa and Mozambique have signed the long-awaited memorandum of understanding (MOU) on biodiversity, conservation and management but hot pursuit for suspected...

Rhino killing continues unabated

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The Kruger National Park's rhino population remains under heavy threat from poachers with no less than 63 carcasses found in the world...

Forty rhinos killed by poachers in Kruger this month

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While it has been declared a national priority crime, the slaughter of rhinos does not appear to be decreasing – the first...

More than a thousand rhinos killed last year

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Last year, for the first time since rhino poaching records have been kept, South Africa lost over 1 000 of this Big...

South Africa lost more than two rhino a day to poachers...

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Indications are South Africa did not reach the four figure mark of rhino killed by poachers last year. Latest information from the Department...

Paramount donates Gazelle helicopter to combat rhino poaching

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The Paramount Group has donated a Gazelle helicopter to SANParks to fight rhino poachers in the Kruger national park, South Africa's largest...

South Africa losing more than two rhinos a day to poachers

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Rhino poaching continues unabated with animals being lost at the rate of more than two a day, according to the latest statistics...

Three more poaching suspects arrested in Kruger

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While arrests connected to rhino poaching lag a long way behind the number of animals killed, the anti-poaching brigade in the Kruger...

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