poaching Tag

Mozambique’s poaching castles are crumbling

Estacio Valoi travelled to Mozambique’s poaching capital to catch up with some of the kingpins who built their mansions on the proceeds of killing Kruger’s rhinos [caption id="attachment_3980" align="aligncenter" width="740"] Nympine’s...

The horn scam at Windhoek’s airport

The Namibian authorities don’t seem to be in any hurry to shut down a rhino horn smuggling syndicate that has infiltrated security at Windhoek’s airport, writes John Grobler [caption id="attachment_3640" align="alignleft"...

‘The great emptiness is upon us’

Fifteen months after Zimbabwe's two infamous lion killings earned the Lower Dete Valley its reputation as the graveyard of Hwange National Park’s big cats, Oscar Nkala visited the area to...

Business as usual for rhinos

The hunting of a rhino by a Vietnamese client with the ‘Musina Mafia’ set the tone for the treatment of the endangered species at CITES CoP17, writes Yolandi Groenewald...

Namibia diaries: the good, the bad, the ugly

Depending on your views about legal trade in wildlife products, the past week was either a good week or a very good week for Namibian conservation, writes John Grobler...

Ivory’s double-edged sword at CITES

What do the CITES decisions mean for Southern Africa's elephants – and in particular, the world-famous Kruger National Park, where CITES has documented a 23% rise in elephant poaching? Yolandi...

A mysterious dead hand driving Namibia’s poaching

After a two-year investigation, John Grobler exposes the totem-based networks facilitating transnational rhino horn smuggling and defeating the criminal justice system’s pursuit of suspects...

SADC backs ‘shoot to kill’ strategy

SADC report reveals how member states favour an anti-poaching strategy with far-reaching consequences for the independence of national judiciaries, writes Lawrence Seretse...

Bling king accused in Namibian rhino poaching

John Grobler reports on the sensational arrest of a young, up-and-coming Windhoek businessman named 'Mox' Namwandi. Who is he, and what is his role in the slaughter of critically endangered...