A report from the Convention in the Trade of Endangered Species (CITES) shows that in 2016, the overall trend of elephant poaching in Africa has declined. However, conservationists warn it’s too soon to celebrate.
Rhino poaching might be on the decrease; elephant poaching is on the rise. But without up to date poaching figures from the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) how do we know? That is why a South African NGO has been forced to waste valuable resources collating information that should be readily available in order to separate fact from fiction.
First there was a clampdown on rhino poaching statistics. Now the same is happening with information on elephant ivory poaching.
It would have been unthinkable just a few years ago that rhinos would be dehorned for their own protection in a park as large and famous as the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park in KwaZulu-Natal.
Animal rights activists are outraged by the leniency of the sentence of two rhino poachers.
Police have apprehended five alleged lion poachers in Limpopo on Friday. One Mozambican man and four South Africans were found in possession of a lion’s head. According to reports, police acted on a tip off that men were selling lion heads in the Phalaborwa area. Provincial police spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said police were investigating…
The six men were arrested during a crime intelligence driven operation in Ngodwana, after the police received information that four individuals were going to poach rhinos at a kangaroo game reserve in the area.
Cabinet in a statement on Wednesday said that the police have launched an investigation into the allegations against the Minister.
The Minister on Wednesday answered questions Parliament, over the claims made by self-confessed rhino poacher, that he knows Mahlobo “very well”.
An increase has been noted in the amount rhino poaching attempts at the Kruger National Park, as the Christmas season approaches.