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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...

The Past Week in Defence #54 (17 May – 23 May...

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In this week’s edition, Cameroon takes delivery of military hardware for its Central African Republic peacekeeping mission and Kruger poaching numbers rise as lockdown...

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...

SANParks sees successes against poachers

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South African National Parks (SANParks) has arrested six suspected poachers since the beginning of the month and confiscated three firearms. SANParks said it confiscated three...

Successful Kruger anti-poaching demonstration for Helix aircraft

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CADG’s Helix ISR (intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) aircraft has carried out a successful demonstration in the Kruger National Park where it has helped in...

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...

SANParks calls for anti-poaching assistance on Rhino Day

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South African National Parks (SANParks) is once again calling for assistances in the fight against the scourge of rhino poaching particularly in...

IBM, MTN deploy IOT for rhino conservation

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The Internet of things (IOT) is being used to study animal behaviour, which will hopefully lead to better conservation efforts in and...

Over a dozen suspected poachers apprehended in Kruger

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Thirteen suspected poachers have been apprehended in the Kruger National Park (KNP) in three separate operations as the Park continues the fight...

Meerkat system a force multiplier in Kruger anti-poaching battle

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The Meerkat wide area surveillance system is a major force multiplier for the hard working rangers deployed in the Kruger National Park,...

Anti-poaching dogs a game-changer for Kruger

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Canine in the Kruger National Park – used for tracking and capturing poachers as well as detecting contraband like firearms and rhino...

SANParks announces anti-poaching arrests in Kruger

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South African National Parks (SANParks) has announced the arrest of 14 suspected poachers in the Kruger National Park (KNP) in the past...

Kruger National Park ranger arrested for poaching

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One of the Kruger National Park's regional rangers, together with a veterinarian technician in the Government's Department of Agricultural and Forestry, Animal...

Police clamp down on rhino poachers

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Police efforts to curb rhino poaching at the Kruger National Park continue to yield positive results. Police arrested two suspected rhino poachers at...

UAVs fighting poachers in Kruger

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Unmanned aerial vehicles are flying hundreds of missions to combat rhino poaching in the Kruger National Park as part of a year-long...

Where is rhino kill information?

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With no official information from the Department of Environmental Affairs since January 22 on rhino killings, it appears South Africans are being...

R2.4 million set aside for rhino programme

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A total of R2.4 million has been allocated to the Rhino Protection Programme (RPP), which assists with the care of injured and...

True rhino poaching death statistics are 30 per cent higher

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The number of rhinos that die because of poaching could be 25-30 per cent higher than the official figures indicate, which would...

South Africa’s Kruger Park invites bids for rhinos

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South Africa's Kruger National Park is inviting bids for rhinos under a plan to move 500 of the animals to safety to...

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