South Africa Concerned by Rhino Poaching Figures

A total of 171 rhinos have been killed between January and April this year, the Department of Environmental Affairs has announced.

The number of rhinos that are being poached has increased.

  • Kenya:  Alarming Cases of Rhino Poaching in Lewa, Nakuru

    The Star, 12 April 2012

    Four rhinos have been poached and dehorned in three different incidents in the past week. read more »

  • East Africa:  Rhino Horn More Expensive Than Coke

    Biz-Community, 11 April 2012

    Independent Newspapers reports that experts say surging demand for Rhino horns is threatening to wipe out the world's estimated 28,000 remaining animals, mainly in South Africa. read more »

  • South Africa:  The Wailers Play in Cape Town to Support the Rhino

    Biz-Community, 11 April 2012

    Reggae stars The Wailers will take time out from their world tour to play the Stand Up! concert on Friday, 27 April, 2012, at Trinity nightclub, Cape Town, to help save endangered ... read more »

  • South Africa:  No Permits for Vietnamese Rhino Hunters - Molewa

    Biz-Community, 10 April 2012

    According to, Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa said applications for hunting permits would only be accepted from bona fide hunters from countries that ensure ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Rhino Found Dead in Tsavo West National Park

    The Star, 5 April 2012

    A rhino has been killed by suspected poachers at the Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary in Tsavo West National Park. read more »

  • Kenya:  Strategy to Save Rhino Unveiled

    The Star, 5 April 2012

    Representatives of the conservation community from across Africa have announced a comprehensive response to combat the continent's alarming rhino poaching crisis. read more »

  • Kenya:  Wildlife Service Data on Poaching and Relocations Accurate

    Capital FM, 4 April 2012

    Over the last couple of weeks, misleading statements have been made on the various aspects of wildlife conservation, especially the recent translocation of a white rhino to Kisumu ... read more »

  • South Africa:  More Rhino Poachers to Be Arrested, Says Kruger

    BuaNews, 7 March 2012

    The Kruger National Park expects to make more arrests related to rhino poaching in the world renowned reserve. read more »

  • Southern Africa:  South Africa and Mozambique Discuss Poaching

    Agencia de Informacao de Mocambique, 8 February 2012

    Mozambican and South African ministers have held discussions in Pretoria on how to fight against rhino poaching, the official South African agency "BuaNews" reported on Wednesday. read more »

  • Mozambique:  Local Rhino Poachers Sentenced to 25 Years

    Agencia de Informacao de Mocambique, 2 February 2012

    Three Mozambican citizens were each sentenced on Tuesday to 25 years imprisonment by a court in the South African town of Phalaborwa for poaching rhinoceros in the Kruger National ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Molewa Applauds Rhino Poachers' Sentence

    BuaNews, 1 February 2012

    Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has welcomed the 25-year sentences imposed on three Mozambican rhino poachers by the Phalaborwa Regional Court. read more »

  • Mozambique:  Local Soldiers Detained for Rhino Poaching

    Agencia de Informacao de Mocambique, 23 December 2011

    Five soldiers of the Mozambican Armed Forces (FADM), stationed in Massingir district, in the southern province of Gaza, have been arrested in connection with the poaching of ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Statement By Minister Edna Molewa On the Ongoing Scourage of Rhino Poaching

    South African Government, 29 August 2011

    The ongoing scourge of rhino poaching in our country is an area of great concern to this government and ordinary South Africans. read more »