Two South African sisters who are raising awareness on rhino protection by biking across Asia stopped in Ho Chi Minh City on Thursday. Ness, 30, and Vicky, 35, who come from Cape Town, said their “Buy No Rhino” cycling tour aims to call on people not to consume the horn of rhinos...
Named for the most feared snake in Africa, the Black Mambas are a specially trained all-female anti-poaching team. Day and night, they sweep through a South African game reserve, protecting rhinos and other endangered species and looking for any signs of poachers. Special correspondent Martin Seemungal reports.
Poachers have killed record numbers of rhinos in South Africa in recent years, but some conservationists believe the toll could be higher than the official figures. Allison Thomson, founder of a group called Outraged SA Citizens Against Poaching, said there are cases not included in the...
For Kenya's Maasai warriors hunting has been a traditional rite of passage. Now they have dropped their spears and picked up cricket bats to raise awareness of the plight of a species whose future hangs by a thread.
Vietnamese deputy prime minister Hoàng Trung Hải on Tuesday pledged to continue stepping up efforts to crack down on the illicit trade in rhino horn as he met with South African deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa in Cape Town.
About eighty per cent of the poachers arrested by the South African authorities in the Kruger National Park are Mozambicans, according to William Mabassa, of the public relations service of the Kruger Park.
Wilderness Safaris, a premium tourism outfit linked to President Ian Khama, was apparently favoured by the Botswana government in a cross-border relocation of rhinos that will have benefited the privately owned company.
A spokesperson for the Botswana Defence Force (BDF) confirmed that Wilderness used a BDF Hercules 130 cargo aircraft to transfer 20 rhinos from Limpopo, South Africa, and the Malilangwe Trust, Zimbabwe, to the Moremi Game Reserve in Botswana at a cost of more than a million pula (R1.3-million) in May and June...
NEW DELHI: Many traders in China are now selling tiger and rhino part medicines laced with Viagra to reinforce a sex myth that has long conditioned the buyers there. In China, tiger bones and rhino horns pass off as aphrodisiac. Though experts say the effects are not proven, a huge market has thrived on the belief, leading in turn to the slaughter of hundreds of thousands of tigers and rhinos from India and other countries...
The Black Mamba Anti-Poaching Unit, a South African and majority-women ranger group, has been announced as one of the winners of the United Nation's top environmental accolade, the Champions of the Earth award.
With this award, in the Inspiration and Action category, UNEP is recognizing the rapid and impressive impact the Black Mamba unit has made in combatting poaching and the courage required to accomplish it.
Kruger under siege: Environment Minister presented updated rhino poaching stats yesterday – the latest figures are at oxpeckers.org. In 2015 there has been a 27% increase in poachers entering the Kruger. An average of 12 active poacher groups are operating in the park every day, and anti-poaching teams have made contact with heavily armed poachers 95 times so far this year, an average of close to three times a week.
One of the three Chinese nationals caught with rhino horns and a leopard skin stashed in their luggage at Hosea Kutako International Airport pleaded guilty on Wednesday to two of the main charges levelled against him...
A prosecutor in South Africa's Kruger National Park says rhino poaching cases appear in court like shoplifting cases in the city. South Africa is on track to see another record year of rhino poaching with 393 rhinos killed in the first four months of 2015.
Mozambique based Organised Crime Syndicates, involved in rhino poaching in Kruger National Park are now smuggling rhino horn via parcel post. After cutting rhino horns into discs and mixing with pieces of wood, the horns are being smuggled out from Pemba via Oliver Tambo International Airport and onward to Hong Kong. Alert Hong Kong customs officials intercepted the shipment.
The fight against rhino poaching in the Kruger National Park (KNP) has been taken a step further. The ranger corps received a collection of top-of-the-range monocular night-vision equipment to the value of R3.4 million from Peace Parks Foundation (PPF) on Thursday.
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