FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: South Africa’s progress in tackling rhino poaching is jeopardised by draft legislation to allow a domestic trade, says Save the Rhino International.

South Africa's progress against poaching is jeopardised by proposed legal trade
Rhinose Foundation
yesterday at 23:53. Facebook
According to the Department of Environmental Affairs, rhino poaching has declined in South Africa for the second year in a row, but we're still losing three rhinos a day.

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Rhinose Foundation
02/26/2017 at 05:48. Facebook
Kruger National Park and other public and private game reserves have become battlefields where state security forces and game wardens fight for the rhinos' survival. Despite their efforts, conservative estimates give rhinos another seven years before they go extinct in the wild. Annette Hübschle is…

Study of transnational flows of rhino horn
Rhinose Foundation
02/24/2017 at 04:22. Facebook
Why has the state delayed the announcement of rhino poaching stats yet again - without a valid reason, asks Adam Cruise?

Does long-overdue rhino poaching stats release point to bigger issues?
Rhinose Foundation
02/23/2017 at 05:08. Facebook
I just signed to urge Edna Molewa, South African Minister of Environmental Affairs, to protect threatened rhinos from trade. Will you take just a minute to make a difference, too?

Urge South Africa to Not Trade in Rhino Horn!
Rhinose Foundation
02/23/2017 at 05:02. Facebook
The South African Police Services (SAPS) has confirmed that two of the suspects in the horrific poaching attack in the early hours of yesterday morning at Thula Thula Rhino Orphanage in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, have been arrested and will appear in court on Friday. The suspects – aged 34 and 37…

Rhino Orphanage Poaching Suspects to Appear in Court on Friday | SAPeople - Your Worldwide South African Community
Rhinose Foundation
02/23/2017 at 04:17. Facebook
There’s a thin line between the marketing of, and the genuine conservation of, wildlife. In the past few weeks that line was definitively crossed by the South African Department of Environmental Affairs. By DON PINNOCK.

Op-Ed: South Africa opens the door to the sale of wildlife parts | Daily Maverick
Rhinose Foundation
02/23/2017 at 03:49. Facebook
The time has come to sell rhino horn, according to the Department of Environmental Affairs.

We can sell rhino horn, says Minister Molewa | IOL
Rhinose Foundation
02/23/2017 at 03:38. Facebook
The gang broke into the South African reserve on Monday, taking staff hostage.

Poachers kill two rhinos at South Africa's Thula Thula orphanage - BBC News
Twelve suspected rhino poachers have been arrested in and around South Africa’s flagship Kruger National Park since the beginning of the month.

Several suspected rhino poachers nabbed
There is a war going on in African conservation, and the other side is winning hands down – why is that?

Why conservation is failing - Africa Geographic
The DEA has not published rhino poaching statistics since September 2016. By then, 702 rhino had been poached nationally.

#ShockWildlifeTruths: Government tight-lipped on rhino poaching stats
LEPHALALE — The 55 year old Antonio Xavier (Tony) Freitas, a well-known businessman and co-owner of Bosveld Sentra in Lephalale, was arrested at Ringbult farm in Steenbokpan on Friday 27 January for the illegal hunting of specially protected wild animals, possession of rhino horn (although not found...

Rhino controversy | Mogol Pos
The remains of five rhino have been found buried at a Limpopo game farm currently under investigation.

Major breakthrough in rhino killing probe
The two men left their loot at an eatery in Hout Bay earlier this week.

SA deports Chinese duo arrested for possession of rhino horns
Rhino horns were found on the scene during the time of their arrest.

Sangoma gets heavy sentence for rhino poaching
Two Chinese nationals have been arrested after returning to a Hout Bay restaurant to get a backpack, which they forgot, containing processed rhino horn and ivory.

Wining, dining duo leave rhino horn behind
Simon Ngumane was sentenced last week.

Poacher to spend 33 years in jail
A special police unit made their easiest arrest yet when two Chinese men walked into a Cape Town police station claiming R60‚000 worth of rhino horn and ivory.

Duo walk into police station asking for their lost rhino horn and ivory - and end up in cell