poaching

 
Why poachers persist in hunting bushmeat — even though it's dangerous
Why poachers persist in hunting bushmeat — even though it's dangerous
The illegal hunting of bushmeat, or game meat, has long distressed wildlife conservationists. It has persisted in sub-Saharan Africa,...
Abalone poaching: Lifting the lid on why, how and who
Abalone poaching: Lifting the lid on why, how and who
Wildlife poaching has long been a subject of interest in academia.
​There's a crisis in our oceans, illegal fishing dwarfs ivory and rhino horn poaching
​There's a crisis in our oceans, illegal fishing dwarfs ivory and rhino horn poaching
It is the greatest war on poaching in East and Southern Africa.
The RhODIS rhino DNA database is putting rhino poachers in the cross hairs
The RhODIS rhino DNA database is putting rhino poachers in the cross hairs
The Onderstepoort Veterinary Genetics Laboratory (VGL) at the University of Pretoria has developed a ground-breaking technique to collect and...
Legal ivory trade led to sharp rise in poaching
Legal ivory trade led to sharp rise in poaching
The 2008 sale of ivory stockpiles by four African countries led to at least a 66% increase in illegally traded ivory. Smuggling of ivory out of the...
Botswana's 'shoot-to-kill policy' against suspected poachers
Botswana's 'shoot-to-kill policy' against suspected poachers
On a chilly night near Ihaha Camp, in the Chobe National Park, Corporal Joel Mathe of the Botswana Defence Force (BDF) set out with his team on an...
High demand for tiger parts fuelling poaching
High demand for tiger parts fuelling poaching
Conservationists must try to reduce the demand for tiger parts in China as part of a campaign to save the big cats, wildlife experts warned at an...
Moz set to seize pirate fishing ship
Moz set to seize pirate fishing ship
Mozambique is set to detain a pirate ship loaded with millions of dollars of looted endangered marine species, that is believed to be headed for one...
Turning Africa's Big 5 into hard cash
Turning Africa's Big 5 into hard cash
For many outsiders, Africa's big animals are among the natural wonders of the world and a major tourist draw.
Humans wipe out wildlife at speed
Humans wipe out wildlife at speed
In the past four decades the human race has managed to wipe out more than half of all wildlife, pushing its consumption levels so high that 1.5...
Fishing for answers at poaching's ground zero
Fishing for answers at poaching's ground zero
A little over a year ago, I drove my scooter into Hangberg in the Western Cape and met a perlemoen poaching kingpin. It was a Wednesday afternoon and...
African spy chiefs warn of poaching link to terror groups
African spy chiefs warn of poaching link to terror groups
African intelligence chiefs have red-flagged wildlife poaching as a security risk, saying proceeds from the crime are being used to fund terror...

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