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Botswana tribes peoples hunters, not poachers

Ahead of the visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to the United States this week, a Botswana Bushman leader has appealed to Prince William for help in recognizing that tribal peoples who hunt for food are not poachers. … [Read more...]

Police net three rhino poachers

Pretoria - Police in Limpopo have arrested three suspected rhino poachers believed to have been on their way to shoot and dehorn rhinos in Phalaborwa. The trio was arrested on Sunday in Hoedspruit after police received information about suspected poachers with the aim to shoot and dehorn the anim GlobalBuzz-SA - Your … [Read more...]

Rhino poachers arrested at Kruger Park

Pretoria – Police arrested two rhino poachers in Pafuri at the Kruger National Park at the weekend. The suspects, who are all foreign nationals are expected to appear before the Makhado Magistrates Court on Monday on charges of the illegal possession of a fire-arm and ammunition as well as char GlobalBuzz-SA - Your … [Read more...]

Molewa welcomes arrests, prosecution of poachers

Pretoria - Water and Environmental Affairs Minister, Edna Molewa, has welcomed the recent arrests and the prosecution of individuals linked to rhino poaching. The minister said on Thursday the handing down of stiffer sentences to poachers and the seizure of assets of poaching accused should serve GlobalBuzz-SA - Your … [Read more...]

Reward for info leading to arrest of poachers

Pretoria – The South African National Parks (SANParks) says it will offer a cash reward of R100 000 to anyone who can provide information that will lead to the arrest of poachers and a further R1 million for a successful conviction of a poaching syndicate mastermind. This was announced by SAN GlobalBuzz-SA - Your … [Read more...]

Two suspected rhino poachers arrested in the Kruger Park

Pretoria – Two suspected rhino poachers were arrested in the N’wanetsi section of the Kruger National Park on Saturday, says South Africa National Parks (SANParks). Two hunting rifles, ammunition and four fresh rhino horns were discovered during the operation, which involved the Kruger Natio GlobalBuzz-SA - Your … [Read more...]

Poachers kill 220 rhinos this year

Pretoria – Since the beginning of this year, a total of 220 rhinos have been lost to illegal killings, says the Department of Environmental Affairs. The Kruger National Park, Limpopo, North West and KwaZulu-Natal remain the hardest hit by rhino poachers, collectively accounting for 207 of the r GlobalBuzz-SA - Your … [Read more...]

More rhino poachers to be arrested

Skukuza - The Kruger National Park expects to make more arrests related to rhino poaching in the world renowned reserve. A former police officer and seven Mozambican nationals have already appeared in the White River Magistrate's Court in connection with rhino poaching in the park. "We are pro GlobalBuzz-SA - … [Read more...]

Rhino poachers sentenced to 25 years

Pretoria – Three Mozambican rhino poachers have each been sentenced to 25 years imprisonment by the Phalaborwa Regional Court, says the South African National Parks (SANParks). Aselmo Baloyi, Jawaki Nkuna and Ismael Baloyi GlobalBuzz-SA - Your Environment … [Read more...]

Over 200 alleged rhino poachers arrested

Pretoria - A total of 214 suspected rhino poachers were arrested in South Africa between April 2010 and March 2011, according to the 4th National Compliance and Enforcement Report (NECER). The NECER 2010/11 was officially released by the Department of Environmental Affairs on Thursday in Pretori GlobalBuzz-SA - Your … [Read more...]