Govt Boosts Efforts to Protect Rhino

Government continues to explore ways to curb the increasing killing of rhinos in South Africa

Conservators in Zimbabwe remove rhino horns to make them less attractive to poachers: Ministers are accused of taking part in the illegal trade in horns.

  • South Africa:  Govt to Intensify Fight Against Rhino Killing

    BuaNews, 15 January 2012

    Government continues to explore ways to curb the increasing killing of rhinos in South Africa, including the possibility of dehorning the animals, Environmental Affairs Minister ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Rhino Poaching, Time for Government to Treat Poaching With the Priority It Deserves (press release)

    Democratic Alliance, 15 January 2012

    The South African National Parks (SANParks) on Friday issued a call for help to end South Africa's rhino poaching scourge, after 11 rhinos had been killed by poachers in the Kruger ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Government Boosts Efforts to Protect Kruger Rhinos

    Radio Netherlands Worldwide, 15 January 2012

    South Africa announced Sunday it was beefing up the number of rangers in the world-renowned Kruger national park after an alarming jump in the number of rhinos slain by poachers ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Rhino Poaching Deaths Continue to Increase in Nation

    World Wildlife Fund, 12 January 2012

    Despite increased law enforcement efforts, rhino poaching accelerated in South Africa last year. The country lost 448 rhinos to poaching in 2011, official government statistics ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Local Rhino Poachers Shot Dead

    Agencia de Informacao de Mocambique, 12 January 2012

    Two Mozambicans, suspected of poaching rhinoceros, were shot dead on Wednesday night inside South Africa's Kruger National Park. read more »

  • South Africa:  Rhino Hunting Auction Sparks Controversy

    Radio Netherlands Worldwide, 3 January 2012

    A decision by South African wildlife parks to auction the right to hunt white rhinoceros has stirred up controversy, with lobby groups warning that the species is already under ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Businessman Pays Game Reserve to Kill Rhino

    South African Press Association, 1 January 2012

    Kwazulu-Natal businessman has paid over R960,000 for the right to hunt a white rhino in the Hluhluwe Game Reserve, the news website, iol.co.za, reported on Sunday. read more »