Rhino poaching: poacher to spend 33 years in jail
Simon Ngubane will effectively serve 33 years for rhino poaching and related activities committed in the Kruger National Park in 2011. This was confirmed in the Nelspruit Regional Court on Wednesday.
Let’s make 2017 a better year for rhinos
Bonné de Bod, a journalist working on the STROOP documentary film, appeals to us make 2017 a better year for our precious rhinos.
Rhino Poaching: Kruger Park confirms arrests of 11 suspected poachers
South African National Parks (SANParks) today, 16 January 2017, confirmed the arrest of 11 suspects in anti-poaching operations inside and outside the Kruger National Park on Friday the 13 January 2017.
Hope is gone: brave super-rhino dies
Hope became the poster child of the fight against rhino poaching after she survived a botched poaching attack in the Eastern Cape at the end of April last year.
Breaking: State Security Minister allegedly involved in rhino poaching syndicate
State Security Minister David Mahlobo has allegedly been hanging out with a Chinese organised crime figure who traffics rhino horns and openly brags about bribing South African justice and immigration officials.
Zambian poaching crisis fuelled by Chinese military
Zambia’s elephant population has declined by about 90% due to poaching. Its black rhino population, estimated at 13,000 in 1981, is now extinct.
Walking for rhinos in Madikwe
Madikwe Game Reserve recently held their annual Rhino Walk to raise awareness and funds for rhinos.
Demand for rhino horn outstrips global supply
A new study highlights that even the global rhino population of just under 30,000 individuals is not nearly enough to meet demand if rhino horn trade is legalised.
Private rhino owners have lost R1.45bn fighting poaching
Around 330 private rhino reserves in South Africa have lost ZAR300m worth of rhinos to poaching.
12% drop in countrywide rhino poaching fatalities
9 positive outcomes of South Africa’s Integrated Strategic Management of Rhinoceros.
Video: Students raise funds and take part in rhino dehorning
Students help to raise funds in order to help protect Africa’s rhinos from poaching.
Alleged rhino poaching kingpin goes to court
The trial of alleged rhino poaching leader Dumisani Gwala begins on Monday 5th September in Zululand, South Africa.
Run for rhinos
Veterinary students’ Run4Rhinos event on 27 August to raise funds to help the plight of rhinos.
A happy ending for an orphaned rhino calf
After his mother is killed by poachers, little Max the rhino finds a new home and a new brother.
Rhino DNA database puts poachers in the cross-hair
A ground-breaking technique to collect and catalogue DNA from rhinos and rhino horn which can lead to more convictions of poachers and reduce rhino poaching in Southern Africa.
Hope: a rhino’s story of survival
The rhino poaching documentary STROOP is to be released this year, this is the story of one character, the rhino called Hope.
Recognising those on the front line of the rhino war
Rhino war soldiers recognised for the hard work they are doing to prevent poaching.
Officials removed from Etosha for poaching implications
A group of ministry employees, who are suspected to have been involved in poaching in Etosha, have been transferred away from the national park.
Stiff sentence to poacher in South Africa
South African courts send a strong message to poachers by tough sentencing for would-be poacher.
A brothers’ bond saves an orphaned rhino
When a baby rhino is orphaned by poachers, his brother takes him under his wing
Pregnant rhino poached near Pretoria
An update on the two rhinos that were recently poached in Rietvlei Nature Reserve.
What cigarettes, kidneys and rhinos have in common
The business of rhino horn trade and its part in a complex web of criminality and trade-based money laundering.
U.S. partners with Vietnam to fight illegal wildlife trade
The U.S. State Department has announced a bilateral partnership with Vietnam to combat wildlife trafficking. Here a Vietnamese cancer patient gives her testimony about rhino horn consumption.
SA rhino horn trade proposal hidden in DEA Budget
The decision to submit a rhino horn trade proposal to CITES has been “hidden away” in the National Treasury budget for South Africa’s Department of Environmental Affairs.
Alleged rhino poaching kingpin goes to court
Hopes that justice will finally be served for the alleged rhino poaching kingpin, Dumisani Gwala, who is expected to appear in court soon.
Rhino poaching is a crisis of governance
According to a wildlife expert, wildlife poaching has become a serious threat to democracy in many countries where it takes place.
Rhino poaching kingpin leaves a trail of crime in USA
Rhino poaching kingpin, Arno Smit’s life of crime and corruption doesn’t just stop at the slaughter and mutilation of rhinos.
South Africa receives equipment from USA to combat poaching
US donates $750,000 of survival, surveillance and investigative equipment at a ceremony in the Kruger National Park to help in the fight against wildlife crime, and rhino poaching in particular.
Rhino poaching kingpin, and the magistrate that keeps him out of jail
An appeal from Jamie Joseph to Public Protector Thuli Madonsela to urgently investigate the judicial system that is failing to protect rhinos.
Rhino poaching in South Africa declining, but it’s too soon to celebrate
South Africa has announced its first decrease in rhino poaching in 2007, but the news has not been uniformly welcomed.
Book Review: An Empty Coast by Tony Park
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Buy no Rhino – back home in Cape Town
Two South African sisters are back in Cape Town after cycling 6,000 kilometres across Southeast Asia to create awareness about the plight of the rhino.
Political figures could be involved in Namibian poaching saga
Rumours fly as Namibian officials fingered as “kingpins” involved in rhino and elephant poaching in Etosha National Park.
Poaching attempt prevented thanks to tip-off
Three suspected rhino poachers were stopped in their tracks in the Kruger National Park thanks to an anonymous tip-off.
Rhino tracking with the poacher that became the protector
Spending a day with a rhino poacher turned anti-poaching ranger who protects rhinos in Kenya.
Video: Rhino Dog Squad needs your help
Kenya’s rhinos are facing a huge poaching crisis, but there’s a team on the frontline fighting back – the Rhino Dog Squad!
Wildlife warden jailed for allegedly stealing rhino horns
A senior wildlife warden in Maun has allegedly stolen three rhino horns from a store room.
Rising above rhino poaching
WWF launches a new community-based initiative to save rhinos.
Rhino River Lodge takes rhino poaching personally
Rhino River Lodge calls on everyone to realise that this rhino war is personal, and that we are all losing a lot more than lives in this fight.
Poachers found guilty thanks to Kruger tracking dog
A celebrated first for South African rhino poaching cases as evidence regarding a tracking dog allowed in court.
Opposing sides join forces to save rhinos
An announcement made in Cape Town could mark the first step in reaching consensus on saving rhinos.
Walking with a life-sized rhino
A walk from Limpopo to Cape Town to raise awareness for the plight of the rhino.
South Africa’s ban on rhino horn trade contested
The world’s largest white rhino breeder has applied in the High Court in Pretoria to set aside the government’s ban on rhino horn trading.
How rhinos can help people this World Rhino Day
WWF launches new community based initiative, RISE, on World Rhino Day.
Joint plan to save the rhino launched at Cape Town event
Lobbyists who are both for and against the legalisation of the trade in rhino horn join forces to present their joint plan to save the rhino.
Rhino poaching ‘ringleader’ loses bail appeal
Safari company owner and alleged ringleader of a rhino poaching syndicate, Hugo Ras, who was convicted for no less than 20 charges between 2000 and 2009, has lost his renewed bid for bail.