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Kenya starts its first national wildlife census
Kenya starts its first national wildlife censusArticle

Kenya began its first national wildlife census on Friday, 7 May, aiming to aid conservation and identify threats to its vast but threatened wildlife populations...

Ayenat Mersie 2 days ago

Rhino poachers are back after South Africa eases lockdown restrictions
Rhino poachers are back after South Africa eases lockdown restrictionsArticle

Rhino poaching is on the rise again in South Africa since the government loosened coronavirus restrictions, following a year-long lull due to the pandemic, wildlife parks say...

Akhona Matshoba and Shafiek Tassiem 4 May 2021

Rhino poaching declines in 2020
Rhino poaching declines in 2020Article

South Africa saw a marked decline of 33% in rhino poaching during 2020...

1 Feb 2021

African films and series that made waves internationally in 2020
African films and series that made waves internationally in 2020Article

Zog, The Snail and the Whale, Rafiki, Moffie, Buddha in Africa, Yvonne Orji: Momma, I Made It and more...

Issued by Showmax 15 Dec 2020

Wildlife Zones introduced to protect rhino
Wildlife Zones introduced to protect rhinoArticle

Seven Integrated Wildlife Zones are being introduced across South Africa to protect the country's rhino...

22 Sep 2020

Technology gives hope to Africa's endangered Northern white rhinos
Technology gives hope to Africa's endangered Northern white rhinosArticle

Kenyan wildlife caretaker and guide Jemu Mwenda bittersweetly recounts one of his favorite memories of 'Sudan', the male Northern white rhino who died two years ago, making headlines across the world...

Pavithra Rao 3 Aug 2020

2020 Rhino Conservation Awards winners revealed
2020 Rhino Conservation Awards winners revealedArticle

On Friday, 31 July - also celebrated as World Ranger Day, the winners of the Rhino Conservation Awards were announced during an online event...

3 Aug 2020

IRF awards grant to offset Covid-19 impact, protect rhinos in Southern Africa
IRF awards grant to offset Covid-19 impact, protect rhinos in Southern AfricaArticle

The International Rhino Foundation (IRF) has awarded emergency grants totalling nearly $150,000 to six wildlife organisations in Southern Africa...

15 Jul 2020

SA sees decline in rhino poaching
SA sees decline in rhino poachingArticle

South Africa is making progress in the fight against rhino poaching with figures showing a steady decline for the fourth consecutive year...

4 Mar 2020

6 liquor trends for 2020
6 liquor trends for 2020Article

With SA Cocktail Week kicking off on 29 February, mixologist at The Really Great Brand Company (RGBC), Marson Strydom, explores some of the shake-ups we can expect to see on shelves, in bars, at festivals and at home in 2020 and beyond...

Marson Strydom 24 Feb 2020

Successful start for SANParks after 7 arrests made at start of 2020
Successful start for SANParks after 7 arrests made at start of 2020Article

SANParks CEO Fundisile Mketeni congratulated rangers who managed to arrest seven suspected rhino poachers in the first nine days of the year in their anti-poaching campaign in the Kruger National Park (KNP)...

10 Jan 2020

#Bestof2019: 10 Showmax hits from Africa that made waves internationally
#Bestof2019: 10 Showmax hits from Africa that made waves internationallyArticle

Here are 10 hits from Africa and its diaspora that made waves internationally this year, which are all available on Showmax...

9 Dec 2019

6 of the best: South African highlights on Showmax this November
6 of the best: South African highlights on Showmax this NovemberArticle

Buddha in Africa; Trackers; The Herd; Carnage; the winning Silwerskerm short films; Stroop; and more..

Issued by Showmax 26 Nov 2019

5 suspected poachers arrested in Kruger National Park
5 suspected poachers arrested in Kruger National ParkArticle

South African National Parks (SANParks) on Sunday, 24 November, announced the arrests of five suspected rhino poachers in the Kruger National Park...

25 Nov 2019

Stroop wins prestigious SAB Environmental Media Award
Stroop wins prestigious SAB Environmental Media AwardArticle

The winners of the annual SAB Environmental Media of the Year awards have been announced. Stroop - journey into the rhino horn war took the Video Media (Long Form) award for 2019...

Issued by Showmax 14 Nov 2019

The 6 best South African shows, movies on Showmax this October
The 6 best South African shows, movies on Showmax this OctoberArticle

Trackers, Dominee Tienie, Someone to Blame, Axis Mundi, Zog, Ellen and more...

28 Oct 2019

Campaign to raise $10 million for anti-poaching technology to protect rhinos
Campaign to raise $10 million for anti-poaching technology to protect rhinosArticle

PureWild Fund (PWF) has launched the Rhino Refuge Project, a global fundraising and awareness campaign to raise $10 million to protect South Africa's most vulnerable rhino populations...

Issued by Mortimer Harvey 17 Oct 2019

Rhino poaching numbers decrease
Rhino poaching numbers decreaseArticle

Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Barbara Creecy says efforts to save the rhino are paying off as poaching numbers decrease...

23 Sep 2019

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ShotSpotter technology helps Kruger National Park fight rhino poachingArticle

"ShotSpotter changes the game by giving our rangers the exact location of the shot within seconds."

20 Sep 2019

The Rhino Conservation Awards: Honouring courage and sacrifice
The Rhino Conservation Awards: Honouring courage and sacrificeArticle

Award ceremonies such as the Rhino Conservation Awards help to counter donor fatigue, while encouraging and supporting ongoing and new conservation efforts...

Issued by Perfect Word 17 Sep 2019

Mozambique successfully convicts, sentences 2 rhino poachers
Mozambique successfully convicts, sentences 2 rhino poachersArticle

SANParks has lauded the successful conviction and sentencing in Mozambique of two poachers for killing two rhinos in the Limpopo National Park...

3 Sep 2019

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Tourism safety campaign launched in Cape TownArticle

The National Tourism Safety Awareness Campaign has been launched at Table Mountain in Cape Town, following isolated incidents of violence directed as tourists...

11 Aug 2019

Captive lion breeding in South Africa: the case for a total ban
Captive lion breeding in South Africa: the case for a total banArticle

A new report by global NGO, World Animal Protection, provides a damning indictment on the captive predator breeding industry.

31 Jul 2019

How AI and machine learning can help combat rhino poaching
How AI and machine learning can help combat rhino poachingArticle

While various anti-rhino poaching strategies have helped curb this illegal activity, nature conservationists and other relevant role-players still lack real-time data about rhino behaviour that could provide crucial information of imminent poaching activities...

30 Jul 2019

SANParks rangers nab 9 suspected poachers in KNP
SANParks rangers nab 9 suspected poachers in KNPArticle

Nine suspected poachers have been arrested in the Kruger National Park since the 20 July 2019, according to South African National Parks...

25 Jul 2019

2019 Rhino Conservation Awards winners announced
2019 Rhino Conservation Awards winners announcedArticle

The 2019 Rhino Conservation Awards Gala took place in Johannesburg this month recognising the conservation efforts undertaken by individuals and organisations...

23 Jul 2019

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SA film wins Genesis AwardArticle

SA film, Stroop - journey into the rhino horn war has won the prestigious Genesis Award in the 'Outstanding Brigitte Bardot International Documentary Feature Film' category in the United States...

8 Jul 2019

High-profile poaching arrest made in Kruger National Park
High-profile poaching arrest made in Kruger National ParkArticle

In an intelligence-driven anti-poaching operation on 1 May, a former SANParks employee was arrested on poaching charges...

3 May 2019

Vodacom, Celcom join fight against rhino poaching, arming rangers with tech
Vodacom, Celcom join fight against rhino poaching, arming rangers with techArticle

Vodacom and Celcom have thrown their weight behind the fight against rhino poaching by introducing an innovative security measure for the Addo Elephant National Park...

30 Apr 2019

Call for nominations: African rhino conservation leaders
Call for nominations: African rhino conservation leadersArticle

A statement prepared by the South African Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA), reflects that its Integrated Strategic Management of Rhinoceros showed some success in 2018...

Issued by Perfect Word 23 Apr 2019

SA's Stroop triumphs at International Wildlife Film Festival
SA's Stroop triumphs at International Wildlife Film FestivalArticle

South African film, Stroop - Journey Into the Rhino Horn War, has been awarded the sought-after 'Best of Festival' award as well as 'Best Independent or Feature Film' at the International Wildlife Film Festival (IWFF).

23 Apr 2019

Rhino horn confiscated by Hong Kong customs
Rhino horn confiscated by Hong Kong customsArticle

The Department of Environmental Affairs has welcomed the confiscation of rhino horn valued at an estimated R29m by Hong Kong customs officials...

11 Apr 2019

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Ndlovu Gang members sentenced to 25 years imprisonment each for rhino poachingArticle

Three members of the Ndlovu Gang, following a lengthy trial, have been sentenced to 25 years of imprisonment each for 13 rhino poaching incidents...

5 Apr 2019

2019 Rhino Conservation Awards open for nominations
2019 Rhino Conservation Awards open for nominationsArticle

Nominations are now open for this year's Rhino Conservation Awards with submissions closing on 24 May at 5pm...

3 Apr 2019

Four suspected poachers, staff arrested
Four suspected poachers, staff arrestedArticle

The South African National Parks (SANParks) on Friday, 15 February, announced the arrest of four suspected poachers including a staff member in an intelligence driven operation...

18 Feb 2019

Mokonyane reports progress made on curbing rhino poaching
Mokonyane reports progress made on curbing rhino poachingArticle

Minister of Environmental Affairs Nomvula Mokonyane has shared the department's results following the implementation of the Integrated Strategic Management of Rhinoceros Approach...

14 Feb 2019

Two poaching attempts foiled in KZN
Two poaching attempts foiled in KZNArticle

KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs Sihle Zikalala has commended law authorities for the arrest of suspected poachers in two poaching attempts...

4 Feb 2019

Two nabbed with 10 rhino horn pieces
Two nabbed with 10 rhino horn piecesArticle

Two suspects were arrested at OR Tambo International Airport with 10 pieces of rhino horn worth an estimated R2m...

31 Jan 2019

#BeautifulNews: When poachers attack, this nurse is a lifeline for orphaned rhinos
#BeautifulNews: When poachers attack, this nurse is a lifeline for orphaned rhinosVideo

Rhinos may look tough with their double horns and thick skin. But the iconic creatures have sensitive souls. Jade Aldridge didn’t expect to fall in love with the gentle beasts. When the veterinary nurse came to South Africa to volunteer in wildlife rehabilitation, she was confronted with the realities of rhino poaching. She began to take care of calves whose mothers had been killed after seeing the life-threatening position the orphaned animals were in. “I wanted to make a difference,” she says. Aldridge made a decision to put down roots here and fight for their lives. Read Jade Aldridge's full story here.

10 Jan 2019

Toyota increases support for anti-rhino poaching
Toyota increases support for anti-rhino poachingArticle

Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) has continued its support in the fight against rhino poaching by refurbishing six vehicles belonging to SANParks..

4 Dec 2018

Gray Hofmeyr on tragedy and comedy in Leon Schuster's Frank And Fearless
Gray Hofmeyr on tragedy and comedy in Leon Schuster's Frank And FearlessArticle

Gray Hofmeyr, South Africa's celebrated writer, director and producer of feature films and television dramas is back in action as director and co-writer of Leon Schuster's Frank And Fearless...

Daniel Dercksen 4 Dec 2018

China's legalisation of rhino horn trade: disaster or opportunity?
China's legalisation of rhino horn trade: disaster or opportunity?Article

The Chinese government will be reopening the nation's domestic rhino horn trade, overturning a ban that has stood since 1993...

Hubert Cheung, Duan Biggs, and Yifu Wang 22 Nov 2018

SA photographer snaps up top international conservation award
SA photographer snaps up top international conservation awardArticle

Adrian Steirn is the recipient of the Conservation Award from Les Jeunes du Monde Unis Awards...

20 Nov 2018

Top international award for founder of Beautiful News
Top international award for founder of Beautiful NewsArticle

Australian-born photographer and founder of Beautiful News and Ginkgo Agency Adrian Steirn has been selected as the recipient of the Conservation Award from Les Jeunes du Monde Unis Awards, a global accolade recognising outstanding contributions in the fields of humanitarianism and ecology...

Issued by Ginkgo Agency 16 Nov 2018

Why we need to work with local communities in tackling the illegal wildlife economy
Why we need to work with local communities in tackling the illegal wildlife economyArticle

While millions of rands have been disbursed to fight illegal wildlife trade, rhino poaching continues...

13 Nov 2018

SANParks buys Foxbat light aircraft to combat rhino poaching in KNP
SANParks buys Foxbat light aircraft to combat rhino poaching in KNPArticle

A whopping R2,940,000 was raised over the past year for the MyPlanet Rhino Fund thanks to 34,000 supporters...

2 Nov 2018

8 suspected poachers nabbed in Kruger National Park
8 suspected poachers nabbed in Kruger National ParkArticle

SANParks earlier this week welcomed the arrest of eight suspected rhino poachers during counter poaching operations inside the Kruger National Park...

25 Oct 2018

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