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Nelspruit magistrate praises dog’s involvement in apprehending rhino poachers

The importance of properly trained dogs in combatting rhino poaching has been acknowledged by a magistrate. Two Mozambicans arrested in connection with the...

Former president says almost 500 Mozambican poachers killed in Kruger since...

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Tacit acknowledgement that Mozambicans are prime killers of rhino in particularly the Kruger National Park came from former Mozambican president Joaquim Chissano. Speaking...

Kruger Park rangers’ mobility boosted by quads

Anti-poaching operations in South Africa's premier game reserve have been boosted with the addition of 10 quad vehicles making the ranger corps...

Rhino poaching must be seen as a crime and not a...

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As long as rhino poaching is viewed as a conservation issue South Africa and the Kruger National Park in particular will have...

Environmental monitors are another addition to the rhino anti-poaching arsenal

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Environment Affairs Minister Edna Molewa used the commemoration of World Rangers Day to update South Africans on another rhino protection initiative –...

Phalaborwa base for Kruger air wing will cut poaching incident response...

The Kruger National Park's counter-poaching specialists now have an additional base outside the park from which to operate air sorties against rhino...

Parliamentary Committee hears chances of catching rhino poachers are slim

The chances of a rhino poacher being caught in the Kruger National Park are slim, Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Police heard during...

Denel Mechem dogs to track poachers in Kruger

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The tracking skills of Denel Mechem's trained dogs will now be used to sniff out rhino poachers in the Kruger National Park. Specially...

Unofficial rhino kill figure just short of 600

As of today there has been no official update on rhino poaching in South Africa but a reputable non-government organisation (NGO) said...

Positive results from UAVs trialled as anti-poaching tool in Kruger

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SANParks is, understandably, tight-lipped about intelligence provided by unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) currently being tested in the Kruger National Park but indications...

Rhino kill figures up on last year

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Environment Affairs Minister Edna Molewa maintains South Africa is not losing the war against rhino poaching but statistics show otherwise. By the end...

Government again acknowledges rhino poaching is a priority crime

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Government has again acknowledged, in reply to a Parliamentary question, that rhino poaching is a priority crime but the lack of regular...

CSIR converts 4X4 trailer into a ranger tactical trailer

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The CSIR has converted a standard 4x4 trailer into a tactical unit to be used by the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency...

Paramount taking Parabot to the Rand Show to boost wildlife awareness

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Paramount Group's Transformer-style Parabot will be at the Rand Show this week to boost awareness of the threat to Africa's wildlife. The almost...

Army major maintains military presence has seen a decrease in Mozambican...

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Poachers accessing the Kruger National Park from Mozambique are, according to an Army officer, not as big a problem currently as people...

Defence and security just make Zuma’s SONA

The broad canvas that is the State of the Nation Address generally doesn't have much more than a brush stroke or two...

Intelligence, including cross-border activities, needs to be upped to halt rhino...

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Proactive and concerted crime intelligence efforts including cross-border intelligence initiatives have been suggested as a way of combatting rhino poaching. "SA Police Service...

Rhino poaching continues apace

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Environment Minister Edna Molewa's acknowledgement that rhino poaching figures remain "worryingly high" looks set to re-occur again this year with no less...

Rhino kills at an all-time high

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The resources South Africa is putting into the front line of the war to at least cut the number of rhino being...

South Africa still fighting a war against rhino poachers

South Africa, through Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa, believes the country is at war with rhino poachers and it is a war...

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