War against poaching

SANParks raises awareness on World Pangolin day

Pangolins are covered in tough, overlapping scales which assist in protecting them when they are threatened as they are able to quickly roll themselves up into a tight defensive ball.

Rhino poached: state seizes vehicle

The doomed animal actually came closer, having known Ngwenya and being used to humans. “It was like shooting a dog which had been eating from your hand
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Obama envoy outraged by rhino-kill scene

Visibly moved, Jewell – co-chairman of President Barack Obama’s task force on wildlife trafficking – reaffirmed her country’s steadfast commitment to help South Africa fight “the scourge” of poaching.

Handel in renosterhoring: staat se aansoek om appèl geweier

Hy is hoopvol dat dit ‘n stap in die regte rigting is om renosterstropery uiteindelik te bekamp en glo dit baan die weg om die internasionale verbod óók te lig. Cites hou later hierdie jaar ‘n konferensie daaroor in Johannesburg

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Killer receives prestigious award

Killer’s sense of smell is absolutely amazing at tracking people. He makes us more successful and increases our arrest rate. All of our dogs carry out incredible work on a daily basis, but Killer stands out for his tenacity and dedication so I’m enormously proud that he has received the PDSA Gold Medal

National ban on rhino horn trade set aside

South Africa does not have a market for rhino horn domestically and the opening of trade locally will only lead to the smuggling of rhino horn, by criminal syndicates, into the black market in Vietnam and China
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