Kobus De Wet played a leading role in investigations and the arrests of rhino poaching syndicates
But measures such as law enforcement authorities working together have resulted in a decline in the number of animals killed
The international organisation has released a study on the link between corruption and wildlife crimes
The environment minister was responding to a Democratic Alliance parliamentary question
About 40% of law enforcement employees at the park are participating in corrupt activities
Statistics confirm decline in rhino poaching losses in national parks from 451 in 2021 to 448 last year, the toll for private owners was 86
Wildlife Justice Commission says law enforcement agencies must address it as transnational organised crime
Despite the decline in rhino poaching, there are critical threats to the survival of these iconic animals
Figures show South Africa’s efforts to combat rhino poaching pays off
Moazu Kromah, aka ‘Kampala Man’, ran a wildlife trafficking syndicate in Africa and law enforcement authorities knew it. Why did it take so long to bring him to justice and what about the rest of his network?
The report was commissioned in 2016 by KwaZulu-Natal’s former premier, Willies Mchunu, after a surge in rhino poaching
Rhisotope project aims to significantly reduce demand for rhino horns by safely applying radioisotopes to deter poachers
Twenty-three rhinos have been killed in 36 hours, according to a nonprofit organisation; the environment department says this figure is 24 since the beginning of December
A rhino-poaching suspect, who recently escaped from police custody, has been identified as a criminal who was serving multiple life sentences when he broke out of prison last year
Out on bail on similar charges, Dawie Groenewald finds himself behind bars once again, this time alongside hunter AB Steyn
South Africa’s flagship wildlife-poaching court reopens in Skukuza after being shut for a year
The good news is that the drought has eased, poaching is down and the environment department is now not only focusing on the poachers but is going after crime syndicates
Crime busters secure a 97% conviction rate and register more criminal dockets for range of crimes
From pangolins to pythons, species are being threatened by poachers for lucrative markets. A Namibian tells of her bid to make a difference
Trafficking in endangered species is increasingly moving online. Roxanne Joseph investigates the networks that facilitate these transactions
Armchair conservationists confuse the issue because they aren’t aware of its complexities
Chumlong Lemtongthai was released from the Kgosi Mamparu 11 facility on Tuesday, after serving just under six years of his jail sentence
China is the biggest market for ivory yet Chinese business people are funding the war on poaching
An anti-poaching buffer zone in Mozambique has led to a company being accused of grabbing land
Some say trade will pay for conservation, others argue it will fuel poaching and trafficking.
The RhODIS database is helping to convict poachers using DNA evidence from rhino horns, carcasses and live specimens
The Kruger National Park is ‘the eye of the storm, accounting for roughly 60% of poaching incidents over the past seven years’, the report said.
Research shows that legal sale of ivory increased smuggling by 71%.
Poaching levels might have dropped in South Africa, but the number of rhino killed across the continent has hit record levels.
The rate of rhino poaching has dramatically slowed, with fewer animals killed in this year than in 2014.
Killing elephants and rhinos for even a part of their bodies wounds our humanity and lives.
By working on a proposal to CITES to legalise trade in rhino horn, South Africa could actually be fueling rhino poaching.