Eco News

DNA kit to fight wildlife crime

South Africa - The Department of Environmental Affairs has launched a DNA barcoding kit on Monday to help officials to combat wildlife crime. … [Read more...]

Poached rhino horns returned

An agreement between the South African Government and People’s Republic of China in committing to fight the illegal exploitation of wildlife crime has yielded positive results, with the return of poached rhino horn and elephant ivory back to South Africa. … [Read more...]

Rhino Fund to assist initiatives

Pretoria - In an effort to coordinate the financing of anti-poaching initiatives, the Department of Environmental Affairs is to establish a National Rhino Fund in consultation with the National Treasury. … [Read more...]

Rhino poaching on the increase

Pretoria- The number of rhinos poached in South Africa since the start of the year has increased to 273 with the Kruger National Park bearing the brunt, says the Department of Environmental Affairs. … [Read more...]

Black rhino plan gazetted

Pretoria - Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has gazetted the much awaited Biodiversity Management Plan (BMP) for black rhinoceros, it was announced on Tuesday. … [Read more...]

Victory for human safari campaign

Survival International’s campaign to stop 'human safaris' in India’s Andaman Islands has gained an important victory, after the Supreme Court banned tourists from traveling along the road which cuts through a tribal reserve. … [Read more...]

Bushmen beaten in Reserve

Bushmen beaten, suffocated and buried alive for killing an antelope Paramilitary police have severely beaten two Bushmen, burying one in a shallow grave, after accusing them of hunting without permits in Botswana’s Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR). … [Read more...]

SA, Vietnam in rhino poaching MOU

Cape Town - The Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Edna Molewa, is expected to sign a Memorandum of Understanding to address rhino poaching with Vietnam next month when she visits that country. … [Read more...]