Zurich targeted as hub to smuggle ivory
Elephant tusks weighing 262kg were seized at Zurich Airport on their way from Tanzania to China. Customs officials have also detected smaller shipments hidden in cosmetic cream jars over the past weeks, which suggests an effort to open a new ivory trade route via Zurich.
Cattle and Chinese mining interests killing off Namibia’s black rhinos
Read how cattle and Chinese mining interests are killing off Namibia’s black rhinos.
Rhino horns worth $1m confiscated in Vietnam
Two men transporting 31 rhinoceros horns worth an estimated one million dollars were arrested by police in Vietnam.
SA government statement on rhino poaching in 2016
Although rhino poaching has increased there has also been an increase in arrests, says Edna Molewa.
Rhino poachers each get 15 years in prison
Four Mpumalanga men convicted of trespassing and illegal hunting in the Kruger National Park were sentenced to 15 years imprisonment each.
Behind the scenes with a rhino anti-poaching unit
The Rhino Awards celebrating the rangers fighting for the survival of rhinos.
Sushi chef guilty of smuggling
Sushi chef arrested in possession of rhino horn and abalone.
Buy No Rhino: Cycling Asia in aid of rhinos
Two sisters, will ride from Hong Kong to Singapore in a bid to raise awareness about rhino poaching in a cycling project titled “Buy No Rhino”.
Rhino Wars: South Africa’s record hike in poaching
What future do rhinos face? And why is the multi-billion-dollar poaching industry continuing to grow?
South Africa and Mozambique drag their feet over rhino protection
Ten months down the line little appears to have been done to consolidate the memorandum South Africa signed with Mozambique covering rhino poaching.
Accussed rhino poacher denied bail
Hugo Ras, accused of being part of a rhino poaching syndicate, has been denied bail.
Richard Branson says we can stop the killing
Richard Branson speaks out about rhino poaching in Africa.
St Cyprian’s makes an origami rhino for each one poached last year
St Cyprian’s Preparatory School makes more than a thousand origami rhinos, raising money for Rhinos Without Borders.
Poaching kingpin arrested
A complicated sting resulted in the arrest of a 45-year-old man said to be the kingpin of rhino horn poaching in KwaZulu-Natal.
Global rhino syndicate bust
Sixteen people in the Czech Republic have been charged with being part of an international trafficking syndicate that allegedly moved rhino horn from South Africa to Vietnam.
Bizarre death of a rhino protector
Examining the bizarre circumstances surrounding the death of the oldest and most experienced tracker of the three-man Save the Rhino Trust’s Damara-speaking team.
Minister marches for rhino law reform
South African politicians took to the streets to march for elephants and rhinos. Does this indicate a strong stance on poaching in the country?
Ruthless rhino poaching syndicate rounded up by Hawks
South African rhino poaching kingpin arrested.
Mpumalanga community calls for harsher sentences for rhino poaching crimes
Mpumalanga locals publicly condemn the number of officials involved in rhino poaching and call for heavier sentences to be applied to all public servants found guilty of rhino poaching.
Rhino orphan seeks solace from humans in the Kruger
Exhausted orphaned rhino looks for comfort with cars in the Kruger.
SANParks suspends conservation head
South Africa National Parks (SANParks) has suspended its head of conservation services, Hector Magome, it said on Tuesday.
International Lottos give R230m to fight rhino poaching
Two international lotteries have pledged R232.2m to the Peace Parks Foundation to fight rhino poaching, Environment Minister Edna Molewa said on Wednesday.
Anti-poaching wildlife warriors
This photographer takes a hands on approach in the rhino poaching crisis. Armed with only his camera, his mission was simple; see what he could do to help.
Fighting rhino poaching together
The South African Department of Environmental Affairs has launched an initiative that aims to get rid of illegitimate and ill-intended rhino anti-poaching operations.
The effects of poaching on rhino herd dynamics
Contrary to popular belief, rhino numbers are stable, even rising slightly. But the alarming increase in poaching of the animals for their horns could cause the population growth to flatline, and even send the species into decline Despite media efforts…
Skydive for Rhinos 2012
By Micah van Schalkwyk Following on from our successful 2011 Skydive for Rhinos, ACT has embarked on a goal to raise R10million this year for rhino anti-poaching initiatives, through our national Skydive for Rhinos 2012 campaign. The Plan: 448 (minimum)…
Today is World Rhino Day – people across the planet will take a stand against the illegal trade in Rhino horn. Editor of Safari, Paul Steyn, will join a peaceful protest outside Cape Town Parliament between 11.30am and 13.00pm today.…
Rhinos are critically endangered
The fight against rhino poaching in South Africa has become critical, and has highlighted the importance of practical conservation initiatives, like the WWF/ Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife Black Rhino Range Expansion Project. Rhinos Must be Saved from Poaching from Green Renaissance…