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SANParks deploys decoy rhinos in Kruger National Park

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Fed up with relentless poaching in its flagship national park, South African National Parks (SANParks) has today unveiled a new weapon in the fight...

SANParks welcomes lengthy jail term for poachers

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The South African National Parks (SANParks) authority has welcomed the jail terms handed down by the Skukuza Regional Court to two convicted rhino poachers. The...

COVID-19 clears pathway for poachers

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Authorities in Zimbabwe caught four smugglers trying to ship 26 great apes from the Democratic Republic of the Congo to South Africa. In Zambia,...

Four suspected rhino poachers arrested and one sentenced in the KNP

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South African National Parks (SANParks) has arrested four rhino poachers in the Kruger National Park (KNP) over the weekend of 15-18 October. Members of...

South African rhino ranch keeps poachers away, but at a cost

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South Africa's largest private rhino breeder says he has kept the protected animals safe from poachers for four and a half years but cannot...

SANParks and partners in anti-poaching push

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South African National Parks (SANParks) and security partners in the Greater Kruger Region are jointly implementing a range of interventions to counter the effects...

Rhino and elephant poaching declines in Namibia

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Rhino and elephant poaching has declined significantly this year in Namibia, home to the only free-roaming black rhinos left in the world, government data...

SANParks applauds the sentences imposed on four rhino poachers

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South African National Parks (SANParks) has welcomed the finalization of two long running rhino poaching trials by the Skukuza Regional Court. One rhino poacher...

Kruger poaching numbers rise as lockdown eases

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Rhino poaching has increased at an alarming rate, with the Kruger National Parks (KNP) rhino numbers dropping by 70% over the past decade. 2020...

Rhino poachers are back after South Africa eases lockdown restrictions

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Rhino poaching is on the rise again in South Africa since the government loosened coronavirus restrictions, following a year-long lull due to the pandemic,...

SANParks records another successful anti-poaching operation in the KNP

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South African National Parks (SANParks) has announced another operation that led to the arrest of three suspected poachers on Wednesday 21 April in the...

Five poachers caught and one fatally trampled by elephants in Kruger...

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The Kruger National Park (KNP) conducted anti-poaching operations that led to the arrest of five suspected poachers in the Pretoriuskop section of the park...

Alaris Antennas assists Hensoldt South Africa to combat rhino poaching

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Alaris Antennas, in a partnership with Hensoldt South Africa, is helping the non-governmental organisation Stop Rhino Poaching to curb the killing of these critically...

Namibia sees steady downward trend in rhino and elephant poaching

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Namibia saw a continued downward trend in rhino and elephant poaching last year after stepping up patrols and sharply increasing fines, the government said...

Wildlife Zones introduced to protect rhino

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Seven Integrated Wildlife Zones are being introduced across South Africa to protect the country’s rhino. Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Minister, Barbara Creecy, said by demarcating...

Intelligence helps Namibia turn tide against rhino poachers, government says

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Incidents of rhino poaching in Namibia have been dropping steadily as timely intelligence work has helped nab hunters before they shoot in known hotspots,...

Rhino poaching in Namibia down 63% on tougher policing, penalties

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Rhino poaching fell 63% year-on-year in Namibia, the ministry of environment said on Friday, citing intensified intelligence operations by authorities and tougher sentences and...

Rhino poaching declines significantly

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The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries says rhino poaching decreased by almost 53% in the first six months of 2020, with 166 animals...

SARS makes R115.6 million rhino horn bust

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Rhino horn worth R115.6 million has been discovered at OR Tambo International Airport, according to the South African Revenue Service (SARS). A total 41 pieces...

South Africa dehorns dozens of rhinos to prevent lockdown poaching surge

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South Africa has dehorned dozens of rhinos in three popular game parks, aiming to prevent armed poachers taking advantage of the post-COVID-19 crash in...

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