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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...

China says illegal hunting and trading of wild animals will be...

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China will severely punish the illegal hunting and trading of wild animals, it said in its government work report issued on Friday, as it...

Secret Chinese criminal societies make millions poaching abalone

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A net full of abalone isn’t much to behold. Their gray shells are covered with algae, and when cracked open they reveal a sea...

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...

SANDF enforcing maritime security, combating poaching in the Overstrand

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The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has from the middle of January deployed to the Overstrand region of the Western Cape to deter...

SANParks arrests five suspected poachers

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South African National Parks (SANParks) arrested five suspected rhino poachers in the Kruger National Park’s (KNP’s) Malelane Section in an intelligence driven operation on...

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...

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...

ISS: China is proving key to reducing Africa’s wildlife trafficking

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China’s proactive stance against illicit wildlife trafficking in Africa in recent years has helped shift trends in this crime. Where cooperation has occurred with...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...