A policy document has been released that assesses gaps in the strategies and policies used to protect the most trafficked mammal in the world — the pangolin. "At least 40 per cent of the world’s economy and 80 per cent of the needs of the poor are derived from [...]
South African National Parks (SANParks) released a media article detailing the sentencing of three poachers at the Skukuza Regional Court this week. The cost of security and protecting rhinos in private nature reserves are extremely high, especially when compared to the average lifestyle of people living on the border [...]
"The world’s surviving rhinos may be in a worse state than South African government figures are willing to admit. With the planet’s biggest conservation meeting kicking off this weekend, our last chance to save the species may be about to slip through our fingers." What we can expect from [...]
The South African National Parks today expressed delight at a heavy 30 year sentence meted out by the Mhala Regional Court on a poacher who was arrested in the Kruger National Park (KNP) in 2015. The court found the poacher guilty on charges of: Being an illegal immigrant. Trespassing [...]
South African National Parks (SANParks) arrested a high profile individual alongside his accomplice, another poaching suspect in an intelligence driven anti-poaching operation on 1 May 2019. The high profile suspect is a former Corporal in the Rangers Services and was dismissed in 2014, after a disciplinary process on unrelated [...]
Three suspected poachers were charged in the Grahamstown High Court on more than 55 counts of rhino poaching that took place between 2013 and 2016. They were found guilty on all counts and were convicted in March 2019. Details of the story can be read here.
The Kruger National Park issued a statement recently regarding their assistance of a family in recovering the body of a relative who was a suspected poacher. The family of the deceased had been notified that their relative had been killed by an elephant while he was in the KNP to [...]
Read an on the record interview between Major General Johan Jooste (retired), South African National Parks, head of Special Projects and Annette Hübschle. Watch an 2016 interview with Major General Johan Jooste below.