Lifting ivory and rhino horn trade bans could translate to an economic turnaround for Africa, where the black market for animal products is thriving.
Poachers are using corporate canelands as an open "highway" from Mozambique into the Kruger National Park.
The department of environmental affairs has announced plans to relocate 'up to 500' rhino from the Kruger Park in a bid to thwart escalating poaching.
More than 500 rhinos have been poached in South Africa this year, which means that the number of animals killed is on track to be higher than in 2013
The department of environmental affairs has said all NGO and NPO anti-poaching initiatives must register to ensure funds are being used properly.
The theft of more than 40 rhino horns from the national parks department in Mpumalanga is the biggest of its kind in the country.
South Africa has signed an anti-poaching agreement with neighbouring Mozambique, a major transit route for rhino horn trafficked to Asia.
With 277 of the endangered species killed this year despite government attempts to clamp down on it the poaching of rhinos is not diminuishing.
CSIR's Charl Petzer discusses impressive technology being developed to combat rhino poaching in SANParks: from mechanical drones to motion sensors.
The Howard G Buffett Foundation has donated R255-million to fight poaching in the Kruger National Park.
This year 146 rhino have been killed so far, after 1 004 were killed in a record-breaking 2013.
A R232-million grant, given to the Peace Parks Foundation by the Dutch and Swedish postcode lotteries, will go to combatting rhino poaching.
Poachers are killing rhinos at a record rate, sparking fear of the demise of the entire population within 20 years.
The desire for scarce rhino horn has ensured that anti-poaching efforts have not stopped the killing.
Charity Rhino Ark says rhinos in Kenya are increasingly vulnerable to organised poaching gangs and should be protected in sanctuaries.
A rhino called Thandi that survived an attack by poachers in the Eastern Cape has fallen pregnant, says the Kariega Game Reserve.
The relentless poaching of rhino has been continuing with 1 000 set to be killed by the end of 2013.
The government has been pushing for the legalisation of the trade in rhino horn, which has been banned for three decades.