#Rhino Poaching Prosecutions

Rhino horns confiscated from the Chinese couriers at Windhoek's airport
Inner workings of a Chinese poaching syndicate

Court evidence reveals the typical methdology deployed by one of five organised crime syndicates believed to be active in Namibian wildlife trafficking, reports John Grobler...

The first three suspects were arrested after 14 rhino horns and a leopard skin were found crammed inside two suitcases
Chinese rhino poaching suspects in court

Details about the origins of a rhino poaching syndicate and their modus operandi are emerging in a Namibian court case. By Oxpeckers Reporters in Windhoek...

Kruger tourists bust rhino poachers

[caption id="attachment_1632" align="alignleft" width="740"] An anti-poaching dog unit undertakes training exercises in the Kruger National Park. Photo courtesy Rodney Genricks[/caption] Observant tourists visiting the Kruger National Park over the long weekend...

Skukuza ramps up poaching prosecutions

[caption id="attachment_1384" align="alignleft" width="370"] Skukuza courtroom. Photo © Stroop[/caption] Thirty-eight rhino poaching suspects appeared in just one day this week at the Skukuza Periodical Court. On Wednesday, 3 December 2014, the court...

Kruger staff arrested on rhino poaching charges

On the eve of World Rhino Day, South African National Parks (SANParks) announced on Sunday, September 21, that it had arrested three employees on suspected rhino poaching charges. SANParks acting chief...

SA police nab rhino poaching gang

[caption id="attachment_1070" align="alignleft" width="299"] The alleged kingpin of the syndicate was arrested in front of the Pretoria North Magistrate’s Court. [/caption] South Africa's elite police investigation unit known as the Hawks...

DNA leads in rhino prosecutions

DNA profiling has proved a game changer in securing harsh sentences for poachers and rhino horn smugglers, writes Louise de Bruin [caption id="attachment_1047" align="alignleft" width="765"] Less than 0,1mg of horn is...

77-year poaching sentence welcomed

[caption id="attachment_957" align="aligncenter" width="323"] Mandla Chauke was arrested in the Kruger National Park in 2011 after he had killed three rhino calves. Photo: Lowvelder[/caption] South African authorities welcomed the sentencing of...

Cases on the court roll

[caption id="attachment_914" align="aligncenter" width="740"] Dawie Groenewald (right) and his wife are scheduled to appear in the North Gauteng High Court on July 21 2014. Together with eight other accused, they...