Cape Town poaching police net six suspects in Kalk Bay

Six suspected poachers were arrested on the Kalk Bay shoreline on Thursday with a haul of limpets, periwinkles and mussels. They were among several alleged poachers arrested so far this year by Cape Town’s marine and environmental law enforcement unit, which for the past five years has targeted poaching along[…]

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SA has lost 96 million abalone to poaching since 2000

Poachers have taken at least 96 million units of South Africa’s abalone in the past 17 years, leaving the future of the snail-like sea delicacy in danger of becoming extinct, according to international wildlife trade monitoring network TRAFFIC. “Efforts to curb the illegal trade have roundly failed. Once abundant, the[…]

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