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‘Forgotten Five’ in need of rescuing

From pangolins to pythons, species are being threatened by poachers for lucrative markets. A Namibian tells of her bid to make a difference

Rhino trade in the heart of darknets

Trafficking in endangered species is increasingly moving online. Roxanne Joseph investigates the networks that facilitate these transactions

The future of wildlife lies in the hands of people who live alongside it

Armchair conservationists confuse the issue because they aren’t aware of its complexities

Fury at release of rhino ‘pseudo-hunt’ kingpin

Chumlong Lemtongthai was released from the Kgosi Mamparu 11 facility on Tuesday, after serving just under six years of his jail sentence

Rangers find unlikely sponsor

China is the biggest market for ivory yet Chinese business people are funding the war on poaching

Kruger’s contested borderlands

An anti-poaching buffer zone in Mozambique has led to a company being accused of grabbing land

Cites: Everyone wants to stop species being wiped out, but don’t agree on the solution

Some say trade will pay for conservation, others argue it will fuel poaching and trafficking.

The RhODIS rhino DNA database is putting rhino poachers in the cross hairs

The RhODIS database is helping to convict poachers using DNA evidence from rhino horns, carcasses and live specimens

Over 6000 rhinos have been killed in Africa in the last decade – and only 25000 remain

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.

Corrupt officials to blame for ​illegal ivory trade, says Cites

Research shows that legal sale of ivory increased smuggling by 71%.

Record levels for rhino poaching across Africa

Poaching levels might have dropped in South Africa, but the number of rhino killed across the continent has hit record levels.

Rhino poaching levels drop in 2015

The rate of rhino poaching has dramatically slowed, with fewer animals killed in this year than in 2014.

Desire for power drives megadeath

Killing elephants and rhinos for even a part of their bodies wounds our humanity and lives.

Rhino horn trade debate will fuel poaching

By working on a proposal to CITES to legalise trade in rhino horn, South Africa could actually be fueling rhino poaching.

Rhinos may be biggest losers in trade debate

SA holds the rhino's fate in its hands, but will it become a hero of conservation or a pariah?

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