The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, confirms receipt of the report on the ‘Complaint of Poor Response’ and the poaching of abalone from Western Cape Ombudsman, Mr JJ Brand. These plaguing problems are in Gansbaai, Kleinmond, Hermanus and Stanford areas. With the submission of this report, Brand seeks to[…]
by Marlowe HOOD In 2011, poachers killed some 40,000 tuskers — about ten percent of the continent’s population, according to figures from the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), based in Geneva. Last year the kill rate was about four percent, or 15,000 animals, according to new research[…]
South African police said on Sunday they had found 167 rhino horns believed to be destined for Asia and nabbed two suspects in a sting operation in the North West province. The two were arrested on Saturday following a tip off that there was a car transporting rhino horns. It[…]
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[…]
The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) has slammed a Pretoria High Court decision to allow the trade of rhino horn in the country, arguing the move would add to the poaching scourge. The organisation said it was taken aback by the judgment that lifted the domestic ban on the rhino[…]
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