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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...

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SA’s top soldier right on decline upon a decline in the SANDF

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South Africa’s senior soldier – SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief – General Rudzani Maphwanya has it spot on in that the decline upon...