African Parks has ramped up their anti-poaching efforts in DRC’s Garamba National Park after 68 elephants were poached using chainsaws and hand grenades.
Professor Alejandro Nadal, in his co-authored critique of pro-rhino horn trade literature, says that the proponents of trade in rhino horn are taking a rash approach by brutally simplifying real-world economics.
The Daily Maverick explores using ‘desert elephants’ for meat in exchange for SWAPO votes in the Kuene region in Namibia.
Hong Kong Customs authorities have seized just over one ton of pangolin scales from a shipping container which arrived from South Africa.
A community elephant project in Tanzania has reduced elephant poaching numbers by more than half in two years. Martina Polley investigates how working outside of wildlife reserves is as important as working within them.
Two men have been arrested in connection with the killing of Dexter Chilunda, the head of law enforcement at Liuwa Plain National Park.
Tanzanian game ranger discusses his fears about the rise in elephant poaching in Selous Game reserve.
The story of a Chinese conservationist who is working to determine China’s role in the elephant poaching problem and coming up with solutions that can be implemented across China and Africa.
The South African National Parks (SANParks) announced on 15 May 2014 the first confirmed elephant poaching incident in the Kruger National Park (KNP) in well over ten years.
Is our government really doing all they can to combat rhino poaching? In a report investigating the challenges facing the enforcement of South Africa’s environmental laws, shortages in resources, skills and multiple, changing legislations have been identified as the most serious shortcomings.
Criticisms have emerged following Edna Molewa’s, Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, remarks on the ivory trade and how it relates to a possible trade in rhino horn.
Two suspected rhino poachers have been killed in the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park.
The South African government’s plan to legalise rhino horn sales will simply make life easier for the organised crime cartels that are exterminating the species explains Paula Kahumbu.
HORN is a documentary that investigates to social dimension of rhino poaching. We chat to the director about the filming of the documentary.
South African National Parks said in a statement that two of its staff members based in the Kruger National Park were arrested on Monday, 7 April 2014, on suspicion of rhino poaching activity.
The rhino horn trade is being punted as an option with ‘if it pays it stays’ philosophy. The counter argument being that we don’t understand the market, making it difficult to play with. Each a compelling argument in its own right, however are we are dividing our forces, our efforts and the rhino population while we debate the issue?
Three Chinese men have been found in possession of suitcases filled with rhino horns at Hosea Kutako International Airport, about to leave Namibia.
In an effort to combat the illegal trade in rhino horn a communication campaign aimed at Chinese and Vietnamese audiences was launched today featuring popular Chinese film star and martial artist Jackie Chan. httpv://youtu.be/yccID-2jlfM STAR POWER Chan’s influence was demonstrated recently by his association with a campaign to save sharks. It resulted in an 18% […]
A new consumer report finds that rhino horn consumers in Vietnam buy the illegal product as much to raise their social status as to attempt to treat a fever or hangover.
Since the launch of Odzala-Kokoua National Park’s “poacher to protector” amnesty program last year, the eco-guard, now with former poachers in its ranks, have won two major victories in the battle against ivory poaching in the Congo. Read about it’s conservation developments here.
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.
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 to create global awareness and the implementation of stringent measures that were put in place […]
Original Source: News 24, John M. Sellar I sincerely hope so, because the recently-published Plan A contains some significant mistakes, naivety and apparently wasn’t proof-read sufficiently. I feel driven to comment on a document that South Africa’s Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) has made public and which is being widely quoted by the media. The […]
Not unexpectedly, the South African government announced last week their intention to submit an application to CITES in 2016 for permission to trade their rhino horn stockpiles. But rather than seeking a complete legalization of trade, they have decided on what can only be referred to as the most foolish option – a one-off sale […]
Four rhinos were injured by bullet shots during an unsuccessful poaching attempt in the Elandela Private Game Reserve near Hoedspruit last week. We are happy to announce that they escaped with their horns and lives intact. This is primarily due to the great efforts undertaken by the reserve in collaboration with Investec Rhino Lifeline, the […]
Please Note: Analysing SANParks media statement, the following comes to light: Firstly the press release confuses weeks with days. But moving on from that, during the last 2 and a half months of 2012 there was a massive spurt in poaching – we were losing 2,8 rhino per DAY on average. In the first two […]