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South Africa’s Black Mambas inspire Hollywood film

CD AndersonThe all-women Black Mamba anti-poaching unit is renowned around the world for their committed efforts to protect South African wildlife, in particular the...

Wildlife Society teaches South Africans to care for environment

WESSA thumbThere has never been a more critical time to care for the environment than now. The Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa is one organisation educating the public on how we can do this.

South African rhino film wins award in New York

South African rhino film wins award in New York

A South African documentary looks at the social issues driving rhino poaching. Horn examines the conditions in the disadvantaged communities around game reserves. It won Best Conservation Film in New York City for its efforts to unpack the topic.
South African rhinos need technology to curb poaching

South African rhinos need technology to curb poaching

A British conservation group has run tests on several South African rhinos to implement a new way of stopping poaching. We Are Protect makes use of high-tech devices such as spy cameras to monitor each rhino.

Royal boost for conservation in Africa

In a move away from his army career, Britain's Prince Harry is spending three months in southern Africa, where he will learn about poaching and the measures put in place to increase the conservation of threatened animals such as rhino and elephant.

SANParks sells rhinos to foil poachers

Rhino poachers target Kruger Park

So far this year, 390 rhinos have been poached in South Africa - 290 of which were killed in the Kruger National Park. But Environmental Minister Edna Molewa says that one rhino killed is one too many, and the country is ramping up its war on poachers.
Relocating rhino to create new breeding populations

Relocating rhino to create new breeding populations

Nineteen black rhino have been released at an undisclosed location in South Africa under WWF South Africa's Black Rhino Range Expansion Project to create a new breeding population of the critically endangered animals.
Rhino poaching numbers in South Africa continue to grow

SA takes strides against rhino poaching

In 2014, 1 215 rhino were killed by poachers in South Africa. But there has been some success: the National Prosecuting Authority got a 61% conviction rate in the year against poachers, and cross-border co-operation led to arrests in Europe. The translocation programme is also a success.
A calf for Thandi

A calf for Thandi, South Africa’s poaching survivor

After surviving having her horn hacked off in 2012, Thandi - a white rhino at the Kariega Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape - has become a symbol of hope in the fight against poaching. The birth of her calf on Tuesday shows that a future generation of life is possible, says wildlife vet Dr William Fowlds.
Rhino poaching numbers in South Africa continue to grow

Rhino poaching numbers in South Africa continue to grow

The number of rhinos killed in South Africa so far this year has hit 1 020. But South Africa is not sitting on its laurels, a number of interventions put in place to curtail rhino poaching has seen 344 alleged poachers arrested since the beginning of 2014.

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