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Call for emergency measures as rhino kills near 900

With year-end fast approaching, South Africa is still losing more than three rhinos a day to poachers and if the killing continues...

Rhino poachers present different challenges to the Hawks

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Mistrust in police ranks, a shortage of proper intelligence structures and an easy exit through South Africa's more than nine harbours are...

#Parabot – Africa’s largest super-hero robot joins the rhino fight

Paramount Group and the Ichikowitz Family Foundation's super-hero robot raises awareness of the role of the defence industry in fighting poaching. What stands nearly 10 metres tall, weighs...

#Parabot – Africa’s largest super-hero robot joins the rhino fight

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What stands nearly 10 metres tall, weighs a tonne, has the body of a legendary armoured vehicle, and is on a mission to raise...

Rhino poaching not being treated as a priority crime

The possible withdrawal of certain military elements from the Kruger National Park due to a lack of finance is yet another indicator...

More eyes in the sky for Kruger anti-poaching operations

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About R38 million of the massive R225 million made available for anti- and counter-poaching operations in South African national parks has gone...

Serious crime stats made public but not priority crimes, including rhino...

There appears to be a difference between serious and priority crimes judging from statistics made public last week by Police Minister Nkosinathi...

Three rhinos shot every day in South Africa

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In cold statistics the number of rhinos poached a day in South Africa has now reached three with 769 of these Big...

Calculated hot pursuit suggested as option to halt rhino poaching

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With Parliament setting aside three hours tomorrow for a debate on rhino poaching and its impact on national heritage, the timing of...

SADC hot pursuit more gentleman’s agreement than legal arrangement

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The hot pursuit system currently in use by the SA Police Service appears to be more of a "gentlemen's agreement" than anything...

Hot pursuit of rhino poachers happening

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National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega has confirmed hot pursuit has been added to the arsenal available for South African law enforcement to...

Ranger Monument unveiled at Kruger as rhino killing continues unabated

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Seven months into the year, the rhino death toll in South Africa already stands at 618. Indications are the hard-pushed ranger corps,...

Rhino counter-poaching ops boosted by millions of rands

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Tucked away in Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa's budget vote address last week was a sentence that will boost the efforts of...

Over 400 rhino killed so far this year – Kruger still...

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The massive injection of funds into South Africa's national anti- rhino poaching effort in March does not yet appear to have filtered...

The SANDF and rhino poaching

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While the Kruger National Park suffers the most from rhino poaching, other land users and owners are also affected by the ongoing...

Hot pursuit not yet part of SA/Mozambique conservation MOU

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South Africa and Mozambique have signed the long-awaited memorandum of understanding (MOU) on biodiversity, conservation and management but hot pursuit for suspected...

Mozambique/SA conservation MOU includes rhino safeguarding

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The priority crime rating rhino poaching has been given is an indication of the seriousness government attaches to it. Sadly when it...

R225 million boost for rhino anti-poaching effort

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Rangers and others involved in the national effort to stop rhino poaching have a new spring in their step thanks to the...

Still no end to rhino slaughter

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The latest Department of Environment Affairs statistics on rhino poaching show South Africa is losing these prized animals at a rate of...

More UAVs for rhino counter-poaching duty

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Part of a more than R230 million foreign grant to boost capacity in South Africa's ongoing battle against rhino poaching will go...

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