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SANParks joint intelligence operations leads to arrest of suspected poachers

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South African National Parks (SANParks) today (10 December) said its Environmental Crime Investigation Unit (ECI) in collaboration with the South African Police Service (SAPS)...

Poacher gets 23 years sentence as KNP arrests more suspected poachers

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South African National Parks (SANParks) has welcomed the sentencing of a rhino poacher to a total of 23 years in prison for rhino poaching...

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...

Suspected poacher killed by elephants in the Kruger National Park

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A suspected poacher was killed by elephants whilst trying to flee rangers in the Kruger National Park, and an accomplice arrested. South African National Parks...

‘Virtual rangers’ help South African reserve keep poachers away

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The animals that roam South Africa’s Balule Nature Reserve have a new ally in the battle to keep them safe from poachers - camera...

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,...

SANParks arrests seven poachers in nine days

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South African National Parks (SANParks) has in the first nine days of 2020 arrested seven suspected poachers in the Kruger National Park (KNP). The first...

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...

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...

Black rhino killed in Kenya national park

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Poachers killed a 12-year-old black rhino in Kenya's Lake Nakuru national park, the national wildlife agency said, days after authorities announced 10...

Lions apparently eat rhino poachers

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At least two rhino poachers were eaten by lions on a South African game reserve, the owner said. A ranger taking guests at...

SANParks arrests rangers suspected of rhino poaching

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South African National Parks (SANParks) on 19 June announced the arrest of two field rangers suspected of being involved in rhino poaching....

SADC anti-poaching co-operation to be extended

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Six Southern African Development Community (SADC) states who are "closely knit" have undertaken to co-operate to deal with the scourge of poaching,...

Armed poachers shot in Kenya national park

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Wildlife troopers shot dead three armed men in Kenya's Mount Elgon National Park while two other suspected poachers were injured but escaped,...

Fisheries control officers nab abalone poachers

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Fisheries control officers from the Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) arrested more than forty suspected poachers of marine living resources...

SANDF has interdicted 200 poachers in the Kruger over the last...

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The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has apprehended, arrested or killed 188 suspected poachers in the Kruger National Park (KNP) since...

Fifty-eight years jail time for rhino poachers

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Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has welcomed lengthy sentences handed down to rhino poachers as well as the arrest of five people...

Environmental Affairs says 935 poachers arrested in KNP over last five...

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A total of 935 suspected poachers have been arrested in the Kruger National Park (KNP) by the South African National Defence Force...

Genesis K9 Group supporting anti-poaching operations in SA and Mozambique

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The Genesis K9 Group, based near Pretoria, has supplied almost a dozen dogs for the fight against wildlife poaching and they are...

Feature: No golden bullet to eliminate poaching in the Kruger National...

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In spite of a drop in rhino poaching in the Kruger National Park, South African National Parks (SANParks) officials have cautioned that...

Environmental Affairs to study court decision on rhino horn

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Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa says the department will study the Constitutional Court order that dismissed the leave to appeal the application...

Rhino deaths down but poaching incursions up in Kruger

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The Kruger National Park (KNP) is seeing some success in reducing the number of rhinos killed, with rhino deaths down for 2016,...

Traditional healers join Kruger’s anti-poaching fight

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Traditional healers are joining the Kruger National Park's efforts to combat rhino poaching by refusing to supply poachers with muti and reporting...

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...

Success and tragedy for Kruger rangers

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Ten suspected poachers have been apprehended in the Kruger National Park (KNP) in the last week, but a ranger has been shot...

Increase in number of poachers arrested in Zimbabwe as slaughter continues

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A South African, 31 Zambians and seven Mozambicans were among 443 people arrested in Zimbabwe in 2016 for poaching, the national parks...

African rats to turn sensitive noses against poaching

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Africa's giant rats have been trained to sniff out landmines and detect tuberculosis in humans, and soon they could turn their superior...

Poaching threatens Africa’s wildlife treasures

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In April 2016, Kenyan officials built 11 massive piles of confiscated ivory and rhino horn in Nairobi National Park and set them...

Botswana receives Kodiak aircraft for anti-poaching

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Botswana's Department of Wildlife and National Parks has taken delivery of a Kodiak 100 aircraft that will be used for anti-poaching activities. The...

Air Shepherd launches funding drive as anti-poaching UAV flights begin in...

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The Air Shepherd programme, which supports the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to combat wildlife poaching, has announced an additional UAV...

Tanzania launches manhunt after poachers kill British helicopter pilot

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Tanzanian authorities have launched a manhunt after poachers shot down a helicopter and its British pilot during an operation to track down...

Number of Zimbabwe elephants killed with cyanide rises to 60

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Suspected poachers have used cyanide to kill 23 elephants in Zimbabwe's Hwange national park, raising the death toll there and in the...

Suspected poachers kill 14 elephants with cyanide, says Zimbabwe

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Suspected poachers used cyanide to kill 14 elephants in Zimbabwe's western Hwange national park and in the north since Sept. 26, the...

Sudanese poachers kill elephants amid Central Africa chaos: UN experts

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Sudanese poachers have been taking advantage of the chaos in conflict-torn Central African Republic and are killing elephants for their ivory and...

Two suspected rhino poachers shot dead in South Africa’s Kruger Park

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Two suspected rhino poachers were shot dead on Monday after they opened fire on rangers in South Africa's Kruger National Park, a...

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...

Paramount unveils canine training school

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The Paramount Group yesterday showcased its dog school for the first time, which trains tracker/sniffer dogs and their handlers for anti-poaching operations,...

ISS: Poachers without borders

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Worldwide, the value of organised environmental crime is estimated to be between US$70 and US$213 billion annually. Global development assistance, by comparison,...

SANParks rangers shoot suspected rhino poacher

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SANParks rangers shot and killed a suspected rhino poacher in the Kruger National Park on Saturday morning, according to Limpopo police. Spokesperson Brigadier...

US Marines to partner with anti-poaching task force in Chad

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A team of Marines and sailors from Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Africa 14.1 will travel in April to Zakouma National Park,...

Terrorist groups profiting from the poaching trade in Africa

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Parts of Africa are facing an unprecedented threat from illegal poaching, with criminal organizations and terrorist groups seeking to profit from the...

Rwanda rescues baby gorilla from poachers

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Rwandan authorities have rescued a baby gorilla of the critically endangered mountain species from poachers who said they had bought it for...

Cameroon, Chad sign pact to fight elephant poaching

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Cameroon and Chad have signed an accord to ramp up efforts to fight poachers who kill hundreds of elephants a year in...

Defence Force nabs more poachers

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The South African National Defence Force has arrested four more poachers. The military says two were arrested in the Kruger National Park...

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