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IAPF seizes record number of elephant tusks during 2021 so far
IAPF seizes record number of elephant tusks during 2021 so farArticle

During the first three months of 2021, the International Anti-Poaching Foundation (IAPF) has seized 62 elephant tusks compared to 90 for the whole of last year...

26 Apr 2021

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

Abalone poaching: lifting the lid on why, how and who
Abalone poaching: lifting the lid on why, how and whoArticle

Wildlife poaching has long been a subject of interest in academia. Research by biologists, zoologists and environmental scientists mostly focused on the impact of these crimes on wildlife populations and their habitat. More recently, criminologists interested in different types of environmental crimes, have started studying poaching.

Greg Warchol 16 Apr 2018

Points of entry targeted to prevent wildlife crime
Points of entry targeted to prevent wildlife crimeArticle

The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) has bulked up security at the country's points of entry to ensure the protection of big cats and other wildlife...

5 Mar 2018

The fight against poaching must shift to empowering communities
The fight against poaching must shift to empowering communitiesArticle

Wildlife crimes were once considered a “green” matter. But this has changed...

Annette Hübschle 21 Sep 2017

Wildlife crime pays off big time
Wildlife crime pays off big timeArticle

The Institute for Security Studies has ranked wildlife crime the fourth most lucrative form of organised crime globally and one of the most expensive security challenges facing Southern Africa...

Sipho Mabena 11 Sep 2017

More than 1,000 rhinos poached last year
More than 1,000 rhinos poached last yearArticle

Environmental authorities say they made some progress in the fight against environmental crimes in the 2013/14 financial year.

9 Oct 2014

Rhino poaching - 'Not on my Watch'
Rhino poaching - 'Not on my Watch'Article

Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs Barbara Thomson has urged all people to take a firm stand against rhino poaching.

23 Sep 2014

Communities urged to report rhino poaching activities
Communities urged to report rhino poaching activitiesArticle

Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has urged communities, particularly those adjacent to the Kruger National Park, to be vigilant and report any suspicious activities that may be linked to rhino poaching.

4 Mar 2014

SA, Lao PDR to sign agreement
SA, Lao PDR to sign agreementArticle

The Lao People's Democratic Republic (PDR) in South-east Asia and South Africa have agreed to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in the field of biodiversity conservation and management.

28 Oct 2013

SA, Vietnam set biodiversity agreement in motion
SA, Vietnam set biodiversity agreement in motionArticle

PRETORIA: South Africa and Vietnam have signed an action plan to implement the Memorandum of Understanding on Biodiversity Conservation and Protection.

6 May 2013

Dept welcomes confiscation order against York Timbers
Dept welcomes confiscation order against York TimbersArticle

PRETORIA: The Department of Environmental Affairs has welcomed the ground-breaking judgment by the Nelspruit Regional Court, which granted a confiscation order against York Timbers.

11 Apr 2013

SA and China sign conservation MoUArticle

The fight against rhino poaching was given a further shot in the arm with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between South Africa and the People's Republic of China on co-operation in the fields of wetland and desert ecosystems and wildlife conservation.

3 Apr 2013

Countries meet to save endangered speciesArticle

PRETORIA: South Africa is part of 178 countries gathering in Bangkok this week to decide how to improve the world's wildlife trade regime, and ensure the survival of the threatened species.

6 Mar 2013

Illegal rhino killings now exceeds 2011 total
Illegal rhino killings now exceeds 2011 totalArticle

The latest rhino poaching statistics released by the Department of Environmental Affairs is a cause of serious concern. Since the beginning of the year, South Africa has lost 455 rhinos due to illegal killings. WWF-South Africa says this means more rhinos have been killed in 2012, compared to the total number killed in 2011.

22 Oct 2012

R25m funding to fight wildlife crimeArticle

PRETORIA: The Department of Environmental Affairs says it welcomes the approval by the Council of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) of funding to the tune of R25 million aimed at strengthening the current wildlife forensic capabilities in South Africa to combat wildlife crimes.

28 Jun 2012

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