Tag Archives: poaching

According to media reports, the fight against poaching will be won as new strategies to attack the crime and fight the masterminds behind it roll out… The Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa have said that increased number of arrests were a sign of progress although there was an increase in the overall number of rhino […]

Despite more resources provided to curb the soaring number of rhino poaching, South Africa has seen an increase this year compared to last year. Since the start of 2015, more rhinos got poached in the first four months. During last year, in the same period the scourge continued to hit record levels. According to Environment Minister […]

Ruthless rhino poaching methods have intensified in South Africa, which is currently home to about 70 per cent of the remaining rhinos in the world. The statistics of rhinos being poached says it all:   We all know the result of this trend!  According to IUCN Red List Their conservation status now stands at: Reasons […]

Rhino, elephants and tigers etc. are particularly targeted by poachers. Most wildlife poaching takes place in Africa and most of the illegal gains from this bloody business end up in Asia. About a fifth of these endangered species live in areas properly controlled by the authorities, which could be the starting point for the various countries. Last month, […]

Everyone Can Make a Difference in Wildlife Conservation These females are taking on poachers unarmed. This protection squad is simply unique within the anti- poaching industry. This is the only unit guarding Africa’s nature reserves run and operated only by women. These women are called the Black Mamba anti-poaching unit and are currently patrolling at the […]

The NPA, National Prosecuting Authority successfully secured a 61 percent, towards criminal cases relating to rhino poaching in South Africa, during the year 2013/2014, this stats are according to  Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa. Statement posted on the 23/01/2015 Molewa, spoke on the 22 January on measures being taken to fight/combat rhino Poaching in South […]

A female Soldier in the US army joins vigilante team in hunting down wildlife killers in Africa. This female veteran called Kinessa Johnson served in Afghanistan but now has moved to Africa to stop poaching. This soldier now works for the Veterans Empowered to Protect African Wildlife (VEPAW), which trains parks rangers to catch and […]

A warning has been sent out to all people against sharing and placing the location(Geo tagged) of where the picture was taken of endangered animals, because tech-savy poachers are now using sites and technology to locate their prey. According to research conducted rhinos are one of the most geo-tagged instagram photos taken.  Poachers are now […]

In South Africa, we are currently seeing a systematic and calculated reduce in rhino numbers within their natural habitat. The number of poached rhinos has been increasing yearly over the past 5 years. It has been stated that South Africa has been experiencing severe poaching pressure before and have defeated it. However today because of the […]

Since the year 2008, Poachers or hunters as they call them has been illegally killing more than 3,000 rhinos within South Africa. But thanks to new technologies, such as drones and treatments there is light at the end of the tunnel. Did you know? People who hunt and kill illegally are called poachers. The most effective way to watch for illegal hunting is from the air and the drone can observe more places than a plane or helicopter. Many questions have been raised, […]