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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...

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Question for Public Works and Infrastructure Minister uses defenceWeb information

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Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille’s R37 million Beit Bridge fence upgrade as part of government efforts to prevent the spread of...