Government corruption and incompetence offer no hope for rhinos in South Africa

It is a sad World Rhino Day, as the South African government’s astonishing level of corruption, short-sightedness, and incompetence represent formidable obstacles to fighting the rhino poaching crisis and the international trafficking of rhino horn. According to intelligence that our organization has been collecting in South Africa, and along the entire rhino horn supply chain, […]

Trophy hunting in South Africa threatens elephants

Too many bulls are killed using the excuse of “problem animals”. While Africa is losing an elephant every 15 minutes to ivory poachers, trophy hunters are targeting the cross-border population of the Greater Mapungubwe Transfrontier Conservation Area (GMTFCA) to the extent that scientists predict trophy bulls will be all but gone from the region in […]

US charges SA safari owners over illegal rhino hunts

WASHINGTON – Two South African men were charged on Thursday by the US government with conspiracy to sell illegal rhinoceros hunts to American hunters, money laundering and secretly trafficking in rhino horns. The charges were part of an 18-count indictment unveiled against Out of Africa Adventurous Safaris, as part of a multi-year investigation by the […]

WildLeaks, new (sanitized) leak released to the public

LEAK COUNTRY/REGION: Mozambique/South Africa TOPIC: Illegal trophy hunting of lions and leopards Corruption and bribery still allow illegal use of baits to lure lions and leopards from the Kruger National Park into Mozambique. Scouts pull decomposing meat along the border in the Kruger and pull it back into Mozambique, then pull the meat up to […]

South Africa, bail application revealed intricate details on rhino poaching

South Africa, bail application of a suspected rhino poaching syndicate has revealed intricate details of what goes on behind the slaughter of the animals. The 10 accused are believed to have conducted an intricate operation in which they had a specialized pilot who flew them around game reserves where they killed the protected species. They […]

Are South Africa’s wild elephants heading for captivity?

Yes, say conservationists if proposals to change The Elephant Norms and Standards (ENS) law are accepted by the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA). Conservation groups are up in arms over reports that elephants could be imported and exported from the country, wild elephants legally captured for commercial use and all welfare protection for the animals […]

Howard G. Buffett Foundation donates over $23M to fight poaching

The Howard G. Buffett Foundation has donated over $23M (R255-million) to fight poaching in the Kruger National Park. The joint fund – between the American Howard G. Buffett Foundation, South African Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) and SANParks – would be used to fight rhino poaching in the park, SANParks said in a statement. The money […]

South Africa: 11 poachers killed in rhino war in a few days

Durban – South Africa’s rhino war for this year is off to another bloody start with seven poachers killed in a series of weekend gunfights with rangers in the Kruger National Park. Eleven suspected poachers have been killed this month alone in the flagship national park by SA National Parks (SANParks) rangers and members of […]

South African businessman behind the killing of 64 elephants in Zimbabwe

A South African businessman, apparently active in elephant cyanide poisoning since 2009, is behind the recent killing of at least 64 elephants in Zimbabwe. Police named him only as Ishmael and reported how he used a local farmer and ivory buyer to distribute stocks of cyanide to local people. The technique was so effective at killing […]

In South Africa rangers arrest & kill poachers

In South Africa, Kruger National Park’s rangers deals big blow over weekend, arresting & killing several poachers. Rangers on the Mozambique’s side of the Kruger also had three contacts with three separate groups of poachers on Saturday and managed to arrest three suspects, coming out of and going into the park. National Parks authorities (SANParks) […]

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