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Forensics can stop illegal trade of ivory

At CITES CoP17 in Johannesburg, scientists and investigators showed how they were using forensics to fight illegal ivory trade and poaching of Africa’s elephants. African...

Go on safari with South African ranger and vlogger

South African freelance ranger Ryno Erasmus is taking his job to a new level by educating people about wildlife on YouTube. He introduced his...

Wildlife Society teaches South Africans to care for environment

WESSA thumbThere has never been a more critical time to care for the environment than now. The Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa is one organisation educating the public on how we can do this.

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South African rhinos need technology to curb poaching

A British conservation group has run tests on several South African rhinos to implement a new way of stopping poaching. We Are Protect makes use of high-tech devices such as spy cameras to monitor each rhino.

Royal boost for conservation in Africa

In a move away from his army career, Britain's Prince Harry is spending three months in southern Africa, where he will learn about poaching and the measures put in place to increase the conservation of threatened animals such as rhino and elephant.

Poaching victim Hope survives surgery

Poaching victim Hope survives surgery

Hope the rhino was tranquillised by poachers who hacked off her horn and left her for dead, but a dedicated team of wildlife surgeons and conservationists have saved the rhino from what one vet called "easily one of the worst injuries that I have ever worked on".
SANParks sells rhinos to foil poachers

SANParks sells rhinos to foil poachers

South Africa National Parks is selling 286 white rhino to approved private buyers as part of its efforts to save the endangered animals from poaching, outgoing chair Kuseni Dlamini said on Wednesday.
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Women of the Black Mambas take on poachers

A group of South African women who are part of an anti-poaching unit are not afraid to man-up in a nature reserve. The Black Mambas are well-trained bobbies on the beat in the Olifants West Nature Reserve, and their success can be seen in the massive drop in snaring.

Rhino poaching numbers in South Africa continue to grow

SA takes strides against rhino poaching

In 2014, 1 215 rhino were killed by poachers in South Africa. But there has been some success: the National Prosecuting Authority got a 61% conviction rate in the year against poachers, and cross-border co-operation led to arrests in Europe. The translocation programme is also a success.

Hi-tech boost for fight against rhino poaching

The Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park in KwaZulu-Natal, which has one of the largest rhino populations in the world, has reportedly experienced a 92% reduction in poaching incidents during a year-long project that has included the use of South African-built drones.
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