A string of poaching massacres has broken out across South Africa, with poachers slaughtering 24 rhinos in one month alone

A string of poaching massacres has broken out across South Africa, with poachers slaughtering 24 rhinos in one month alone

International trade is the second-largest threat to wildlife after habitat loss. On average, poachers in South Africa have killed more than one rhino each day in 2020, for a total of at least 394 butchered rhinos to feed the demand for ivory and rhino horn. But that doesn’t compare to this wave of killings from […]

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Mercilessly slaughtered for their horns… even though one was just a prosthetic: Four rhinos – including a pregnant female – are killed and one fights for life after they were mutilated by poachers

Mercilessly slaughtered for their horns… even though one was just a prosthetic: Four rhinos – including a pregnant female – are killed and one fights for life after they were mutilated by poachers

Poachers mercilessly slaughtered four rhinos including a pregnant female at a private game reserve and wounded a fifth with a shot to the head – just to saw off their horns for cash. The gang used high powered rifles fitted with silencers to butcher the herd and even sawed off a prosthetic fibreglass horn which […]

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Malawi court sentences Chinese wildlife trafficking kingpin to 14 years in jail

Malawi court sentences Chinese wildlife trafficking kingpin to 14 years in jail

Malawi’s illegal wildlife trade crackdown has earned a Chinese national 14 years in jail. Yunhua Lin, considered the lynchpin of a notorious wildlife trafficking cartel operating across in Southern Africa, was convicted in June of the illegal trade in wildlife parts, illegal possession of firearms, and possession of illegal drugs. At Lin’s sentencing at the […]

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Anti-poaching bodies call for stricter sentences for rhino poachers

Anti-poaching bodies call for stricter sentences for rhino poachers

Some anti-poaching organizations are calling upon the justice system to strengthen punishment against those found guilty of rhino poaching and rhino horn trafficking. This comes after the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment recently released statistics indicating that rhino poaching incidents committed in the country within the first six months of the year have […]

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