February 2021

DEFF Annual Rhino, Elephant and Wildlife Economy Report

2021-02-28T10:27:17+02:00February 26th, 2021|News, Regulation|

The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF) report on poaching of wildlife including rhino, elephant, lion and plants, and their progress in the introduction of the wildlife economy. Poaching - Elephants have been poached in the Kruger National Park (KNP) with no prosecutions. There have 72 seizures of [...]

DEFF report back on rhino poaching 2020

2021-02-02T18:17:15+02:00February 1st, 2021|News, Regulation|

The South African Government, Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, released the report on rhino poaching for 2020. The numbers suggest that during the various Lockdown Alert Levels in 2020, the movement of alleged poachers and rhino horn smugglers had been curtailed. Please read the details on rhino poaching [...]

September 2020

Integrated wildlife zones

2021-02-28T10:45:44+02:00September 22nd, 2020|News, Regulation|

Seven Integrated Wildlife Zones are being introduced across South Africa to protect the country’s rhino. Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Minister, Barbara Creecy, said by demarcating areas primarily around rhino populations, wildlife in the area and people living in and around conservation areas will be protected. Creecy said the introduction [...]

Government statement on commercial trade of rhino horn

2020-10-02T15:14:23+02:00September 10th, 2020|News, Regulation|

10 Sep 2020 - Government releases a statement confirming that the international commercial trade of rhino horn, and derivatives, remains prohibited in terms of the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and the South Africa’s CITES regulations (2010). Numerous claimes to [...]

February 2020

DEFF report back on rhino poaching in 2019

2020-10-02T15:14:38+02:00February 3rd, 2020|News, Regulation|

Rhino poaching in South Africa continues to decline according to the South African Deparment of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF). The latest report claims that additional steps have been taken by government to ensure the crime is effectively dealt with. The Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Ms Barbara [...]

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