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SANParks apparently sets rhino poaching “target”

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Among its many responsibilities as custodian of South Africa’s natural heritage, the national conservation agency SANParks ensures the survival of rhino, black and white,...

COVID-19 curbs cut rhino poaching

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Curbing peoples’ movement through stringent COVID-19 restrictions apparently applied to rhino poachers as well, with the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE)...

COVID-19 contributed to decrease in rhino poaching – Creecy

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Barbara Creecy, the Cabinet Minister tasked with conserving and protecting South Africa’s natural assets, maintains there was “a marked decline” nationally in rhino poaching...

Kruger personnel caught with rhino horn

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Three Kruger National Park staffers were caught, literally horn-handed, following an extended intelligence operation in the iconic game reserve on South Africa’s eastern border. The...

Rhino poaching down, no numbers given

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The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF) reports “a significant decrease” in poaching during the national lockdown which is attributed to ongoing anti-poaching...

Drop in rhino poaching welcomed

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“Encouraging arrests and convictions” and “testament to hard work” are two of the phrases used by Democratic Alliance (DA) MP James Lorimer following the...

Less rhino lost to poaching last year than in 2018

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The decimation of a part of South Africa’s natural heritage is on the decline thanks to interventions from conservation and law enforcement. Environment, Forestry and...

Hawks nab rhino horn suspects

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The Hawks arrested three suspects for being in possession of firearms, rhino horns and tiger carcasses. The suspects are expected to appear at the Klerksdorp...

Modest decline in rhino poaching

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The first six month of 2019 have seen what Environmental Affairs Minister Barbara Creecy calls “a modest decline” in rhino poaching. The Minister, whose portfolio...

Technology is an effective force multiplier in anti-poaching operations

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The use of what the national Department of Environmental Affairs terms "appropriate technologies" as force multipliers in the ongoing battle against poachers...

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Communicate don’t abrogate!

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The senior officer cadre of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) communications component, officially the Directorate: Corporate Communication (DCC), employed a barely plausible excuse...