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...
Two suspects were arrested at OR Tambo International Airport with 10 pieces of rhino horn worth an estimated R2m...
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
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...
Wildlife crimes were once considered a “green” matter. But this has changed...
Annette Hübschle 21 Sep 2017
Environmental authorities say they made some progress in the fight against environmental crimes in the 2013/14 financial year.
Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs Barbara Thomson has urged all people to take a firm stand against rhino poaching.
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.
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.
PRETORIA: South Africa and Vietnam have signed an action plan to implement the Memorandum of Understanding on Biodiversity Conservation and Protection.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.