MEC Fritz lends a helping hand in the fight against poaching

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[…]

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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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