rhino poaching Tag

Kruger's forensic team conduct tests on a poached rhino carcass near Pretoriuskop. The
rhino was killed during full moon in the winter of 2015 close to the border of the park. Photo: Yolandi Groenewald
Poaching syndicates target Kruger rangers

Why are the icons of conservation being arrested in connection with rhino poaching? Yolandi Groenewald examines the screening processes for Kruger rangers...

Situated about 100km north of Etosha's north-western boundary, Okahao is at the centre of smuggling routes to the north and south
The epicentre of Namibia’s rhino poaching

John Grobler visits Okahao, a sleepy settlement near Etosha National Park that is at the centre of the poaching plague threatening the world’s last viable population of critically endangered...

Undercover shot of a shop selling ivory carvings in Ni Khe
Vietnam warning follows Oxpeckers exposé

In a move directly linked to an Oxpeckers investigation, the Vietnamese government has warned tour operators not to support illegal wildlife product processing workshops...

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Dip in year-on-year rhino casualties

There was a slight decrease in year-on-year rhino poaching fatalities in 2014, according to figures released by the environment department ...

Kruger nabs 14 poaching suspects over weekend

[caption id="attachment_1162" align="alignleft" width="320"] A ranger watches over rhinos elsewhere in Africa. Photo courtesy The Elite AntiPoaching and Combat Trackers[/caption] Anti-poaching teams in the Kruger National Park arrested 14 suspected rhino...

Mozambique arrests rhino poaching suspects

Several suspects linked to rhino poaching in the Kruger National Park have been arrested in Mozambique in recent weeks. [caption id="attachment_1131" align="alignleft" width="370"] Patrolling the border fence between the Kruger and...

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...

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...