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SANDF returns to Overstrand to combat poaching

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The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has once again deployed to the Overstrand region of the Western Cape to combat the poaching of...

Work underway to fight wildlife crime – Creecy

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Government is working around the clock to fight wildlife crime and corruption, especially in the Kruger National Park, said Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment...

Ranger shortage poses danger for rhino conservation

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While official rhino poaching numbers are down, a lack of conservation personnel – specifically rangers – could see the small gains in numbers disappear. Warning...

US, SA task team to combat financing of wildlife trafficking

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As part of her meeting with South African officials, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, Janet Yellen, has announced a commitment between the U.S. Department...

SANParks welcomes sentencing of poachers

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Management at the South African National Parks (SANParks) has welcomed the sentences handed down by the Skukuza Regional Court to two Mozambican nationals convicted...

Illegal wildlife trade continues to threaten African elephants

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Illegal killing for ivory continues to threaten African elephants. To help guide responses to the ongoing poaching, a study by the University of Cape...

Hensoldt helping injured ranger become a drone pilot

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Hensoldt South Africa, together with JacarandaFM, is helping a game ranger to become a drone pilot after critical injuries on the job left him...

SANParks welcomes rhino poacher’s jail sentence

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The South African National Parks (SANParks) has welcomed the heavy sentencing of a rhino poacher by the Skukuza Regional Court, to a total of...

Kruger Park boosts security

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Radar, infrared cameras and number plate recognition systems are forming key parts of the Kruger National Park's enhanced security drive ahead of the festive...

Donated Bat Hawk aircraft to boost Kruger conservation efforts

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South African National Parks (SANParks) has taken delivery of four Bat Hawk surveillance aircraft that were donated by Anglo American Platinum. The aircraft will...

ISS: Terrorists and poachers take aim at the Congo Basin’s guardians

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Globally, over 1 000 park rangers have been killed over the last decade. According to the World Wildlife Fund, more than 100 died on...

Rise in park ranger deaths shows high stakes of wildlife protection

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The slaying of South African park ranger Anton Mzimba, who was gunned down while working on his car outside his home on July 26,...

US military donates equipment to help fight poaching in Namibia

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Coinciding with the visit of the US Navy vessel Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams, US Africa Command through the Overseas Humanitarian, Disaster, and Civic Aid (OHDACA)...

Minister honours ranger dedicated to conservation

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Ahead of World Ranger Day on 31 July, Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Barbara Creecy paid tribute to Timbavati’s Head Ranger, Anton...

Why US-Kenya cooperation on wildlife and drug trafficking matters

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Kenya and the United States have worked very closely against terrorism since the targeting of the American embassy in Nairobi in 1998 by Al-Qaeda....

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...

SARS intercepts rhino horn at OR Tambo

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The South African Revenue Service (SARS) Customs unit, working with the South African Police Service (SAPS), have successfully foiled an attempt to smuggle rhino...

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...

Two members of abalone poaching syndicate arrested in Gqeberha

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Two key abalone poaching syndicate members were arrested on Friday 6 May in a joint operation between South African National Parks (SANParks) Environmental Crime...

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,...

Government condemns rhino poaching

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The Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment has condemned the continued poaching of rhino, as this month’s statistics show that 24 rhino were...

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...

Customs seizes abalone worth R1.6 million at Lebombo border

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The South African Revenue Service’s Customs has seized dried abalone worth R1.6 million, which was hidden in a trailer of a taxi at the...

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...

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...

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...

Kruger National Park anti-poaching teams conclude May with successful arrests

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South African National Parks (SANParks) has announced further arrests of suspected poachers in the Kruger National Park (KNP), with four men apprehended. The four suspected...

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...

SANDF fighting abalone poaching in the Overstrand

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The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has deployed to the Overstrand region of the Western Cape to combat poaching and related crime in...

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...

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...

Confiscated abalone numbers drop as COVID-19 lockdown restrictions bite

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The amount of poached abalone confiscated by South African authorities dropped from 66 tons in 2018 to 13 tons in 2020 as COVID-19 restrictions...

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...

SANDF, law enforcement confiscate R5 million worth of abalone in combined...

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A multi-disciplinary task team consisting of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), SA Police Service and other law enforcement players last weekend carried...

CSIR produces anti-poaching guide

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Proof of the range of topics the CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research) invests brainpower, time and funds into comes with an anti-poaching...

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...

Safeguarding Botswana’s living treasures

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Botswana is taking a comprehensive approach to safeguard one of its most valuable resources — its wildlife. Botswana’s commitment to its diverse and majestic wildlife...

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...

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...

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