Friday, 12 April 2019 by By Alastair Leithead
Entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson and conservationist Jane Goodall have joined a list of famous names who have signed an open letter to South Africa’s government calling for an end to rhino poaching. More than 1,000 rhinos were killed across the country in 2017 for the fifth year running. The international monitoring group Traffic says nearly
Three convicted Rhino poachers have been sentenced to 25 years imprisonment each in the Makhanda (Grahamstown) High Court. The 40-year-old Forget Ndlovu, 38-year-old Jabulani Ndlovu and 37-year-old Skhumbuzo Ndlovu faced over 50 charges related to the poaching of 13 rhinos across the Eastern Cape. The public gallery in the courtroom was packed with conservation workers,
Monday, 13 November 2017 by Staff Writer
Pilanesberg National Park in South Africa deals with the poaching problem on a daily basis. The park, has lost a staggering total of nine rhinos in eight weeks.
One bloodhound that we bred and trained, Diesel, has recently been deployed to protect rhinos at a rhino orphanage. Not long after arriving Diesel was responsible for catching five would be rhino poachers. Diesel did an amazing job by tracking the poachers for more than 10 kilometres and took the rangers straight into the poacher’s bush camp. A proud moment for us and Diesel!
Over the past decade, nearly 6,000 rhinos have been killed for their horns — primarily in South Africa, where 5,098 were poached between 2005 and 2015 to supply a lucrative black market. Yet recently at the world’s largest-ever wildlife trade conference, some officials continue to advocate for legalizing the rhino horn trade.