Hluhluwe Imfolozi rhino poacher handed 28-year prison sentence

A 45-year-old man was on Monday sentenced to an effective 28 years in prison after being convicted of conspiracy to hunt rhino, two counts of hunting and killing a protected species and one count of hunting without a permit. The Empangeni regional court in KwaZulu-Natal sentenced  Michael Kleinbaas Masuku for…

20/06/2022

GUARDIANS OF THE WILD: DISCOVER THE ROLE OF PANGOLINS IN THE ECOSYSTEM AND TAKE ACTION TO SAFEGUARD THEM

“Guardians of the Wild” is the name of CHANGE and WildAid’s most recent pangolin conservation campaign, which seek to enhance public awareness of pangolins’ role in the ecosystem and thereby safeguard this endangered species from poaching and illegal trading. Following the success of previous campaigns that have made a great…

10/06/2022

Two Asian elephant tusks seized at Rajamahendravaram, two-member gang held

Rajamahendravaram police producing the Inter-State gang and two tusks of Asian elephant at a press conference in the city on Sunday. Photo: By arrangement On June 4, the gang arrived at Rajamahendravaram to sell the tusks which they got from a Hyderabad-based kingpin The Rajamahendravaram city police seized two tusks…

09/06/2022

Hanoi police seize biggest bear bile haul

The bear bile bottles seized in the case in Hanoi on May 27, 2022. (Photo courtesy of ENV) Hanoi (VNS/VNA) – Hanoi Police netted the largest haul of illegal bear bile in the country, according to a press release from the NGO Education for Nature Vietnam (ENV) on June 3. On May 27, 2022,…

03/06/2022

Yemeni national arrested at Entebbe Airport with 15kg of Rhino horns

The Rhino horns were disguised in a suit case. COURTESY PHOTO Entebbe, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) canine unit has arrested a Yemeni national with 26 pieces of rhino horns weighing 15 kilogrammes. The suspect identified as Al-Maamari Maged Mutahar Ali was arrested at 3.10am on…

29/05/2022

Ivory ban loophole means elephant body parts can still be traded in UK

Legislation makes no mention of skins, feet, ears and tails so these can continue to be bought and sold Elephant skins, feet, ears and tails will continue to be traded in the UK even after next month’s ivory ban comes into force, it has been revealed. The government has been…

27/05/2022

26kg of rhino horn destined for Singapore found in hand luggage

  These rhino horns were seized at the OR Tambo International Airport on Thursday afternoon. A man was arrested. Image: SAPS   Gauteng police arrested a 42-year-old man and seized a number of rhino horns weighing 26kg at OR Tambo International Airport on Thursday afternoon. “About 12:36 on Thursday afternoon, a…

27/05/2022

In 5 years, not a single person behind tons of wildlife trafficking has been caught

From 2018 until now, not a single person behind the “huge” wildlife trade network in the seaport has been brought to trial and prosecuted for criminal liability. On May 10, Education for Nature in Vietnam (ENV) held a seminar on the topic “Handling wildlife crimes in Vietnam: Achievements and challenges”…

23/05/2022

DR Congo authorities seize 1.5 tonnes of elephant ivory

The seizure marks one of the largest in Africa in years. Authorities in the southeastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo have seized one and a half tonnes of elephant ivory, legal and environmental officials said, one of the largest hauls in Africa in years. Officers discovered the smuggled…

19/05/2022

Thua Thien – Hue rescues wild animals via hotline

The hotline to rescue wild animals has just been set up by Forest Rangers of Thua Thien – Hue and has been effective, when the animals have been discovered and informed by the people, thereby saving precious and rare individuals. Upon receiving information from people residing in Cham residential group,…

06/05/2022