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Rhino poaching – two arrests in Kruger and tougher measures coming...

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The arrest of two Kruger National Park field rangers in connection with fraud, money laundering and corruption by the SA Police Service (SAPS) specialist...

Provincial legislature member maintains KZN rhino poaching out of hand

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Reports of more than 70 rhino killed, presumably for their horns, in KwaZulu-Natal in the first three months of this year has seen a...

Rhino poaching down in SA last year

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The internationally renowned Kruger National Park remains a target for poachers, losing 209 rhino last year - more than half the total killed nationally. South...

Wildlife vet says it’s rhino “murder” not poaching

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Rhino poaching in South Africa is at a critical level despite a “deafening” silence from official government communications and mainstream media, one of southern...

Meerkat proving its worth in Kruger

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More proof technology contributes positively to preventing rhino poaching comes from the Kruger National Park where a combination of radar and electro-optical has –...

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...

South African game ranger corps becoming an anti-poaching force – Molewa

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As South Africa battles threats against its natural heritage on numerous fronts across the country it has necessitated a change in approach...

Public/private partnership reduces rhino poaching

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On the western boundary of the Kruger National Park, private and community-owned game reserves under the Greater Kruger Environmental Protection Foundation (GKEPF)...

Drop in rhino poaching reported for 2016

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The 2016 calendar year saw poachers kill 1 054 rhinos, down from the previous year's all-time high of 1 175, Environmental Affairs...

Equine anti-poaching pilot project in Kruger

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The effectiveness of horses in anti-poaching operations is being tested by way of a pilot project in the northern part of the...

Kruger’s “foxhole” is the nerve centre of counter-poaching operations

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The commitment of trying to put an end to the slaughter of rhino in particularly the internationally renowned Kruger National Park has...

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