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Kruger anti-poaching capabilities boosted by Gator ETVs

The anti-poaching capabilities of the Kruger National Park ranger corps has been boosted by the addition of two specialist off-road vehicles and...

Minister reports decline in rhino poaching in Kruger

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The Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) is currently underway in Johannesburg and it...

CSIR Cmore team recognised at Rhino Conservation Awards

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The CSIR Cmore team took second place at this year's Rhino Conservation Awards in the Best Science Research and Technology category. The team...

First part of international investigation into rhino poaching released in SA

South Africa, a "preferred" hunting area for rhino poachers, today (Monday) hosted the launch of the first part of a major investigation...

Kruger helicopter crash investigation reveals training and skills shortfalls

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The official accident report into the March 2013 SA Air Force (SAAF) A109 helicopter crash in the Kruger National Park points...

Kruger Park helicopter shot at by suspected poachers

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A Kruger National park helicopter was shot at this week by suspected poachers indicating yet another escalation in the ongoing battle to...

Mechem dogs doing their bit to counter rhino and other wildlife...

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Tracker dogs trained by Denel are having increasing success in curbing the smuggling of rhino horn and ivory in the Kruger National...

Police also contributing in fight against rhino poaching

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Ongoing efforts by the SA Police Service (SAPS) aimed at reducing incidents of rhino poaching in national parks are yielding positive results,...

Rhino kills in Kruger down, attempted poaching incursions up

In the first four months of this year there have been nine recorded incursions a day into the Kruger National Park with...

Rhino conservation – Quo Vadis

The seventh and final item on Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa's budget vote speech in the National Assembly this week dealt with...

CSIR predictive modelling will boost battle against rhino poaching

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Researchers at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) specialising in data fusion and mathematics have developed a predictive modelling tool...

US donates high-tech equipment to help fight rhino poaching

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South Africa's stock of high-tech equipment to track down and apprehend poachers has been boosted to the tune of more than R12...

Communities supporting poachers must be targeted – Hawks boss

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Lieutenant General Berning Ntlemeza, head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (better known as the Hawks), wants community involvement with poachers...

Rhino kill in 2015 slightly down, Minister says poaching has “stabilised”

Last year South Africa lost 1,175 rhino to poachers – 40 less than 2014's all-time high of 1,215 – which Environmental Affairs...

Lack of rhino kill information is negatively affecting anti-poaching efforts

With no official figure yet forthcoming from the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) on last year's rhino kill, non-government organisations believe the...

Environmental Affairs Minister confident war on rhino poaching will be won

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Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has told a briefing in Cape Town that the sectoral approach now in operation against rhino poachers...

Environmental Affairs Minister tells UN conference rhino poaching won’t happen “on...

South African Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has told a joint Interpol/UNEP (UN Environmental Protection) conference that the forces for good in...

New anti-poaching boss in Kruger

Xolani Funda is the new man in the hot seat driving the Kruger National Park's anti-poaching operation. As chief ranger: anti-poaching operations he...

Zuma officially opens rhino poaching JOC in Skukuza

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What government has called "a key milestone" in the fight against rhino poaching – a mission area joint operations centre (JOC) based...

CSIR working on “whole of society” approach to combat rhino poaching

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A major source of concern for South Africa is the massive onslaught on one of its major natural assets – the rhino...

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