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Limpopo trio jailed for poaching

Johannesburg – Three men have been jailed for five years each for rhino poaching in Polokwane, Limpopo police said on Thursday. Mozambican nationals Augustus Nkuna, Foster Nyoni, and Manyanga Shiringa were sentenced on Wednesday by the Makhado Regional Court, Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said.
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Minister Molewa concerned about the increase in rhino poached and praises law enforcement agencies of the country

Water and Environmental Affairs Minister, Mrs Edna Molewa, expressed concern about increase in poaching levels and the theft of 66 rhino horns from a private stockpile held by a farmer near Roedtan in Limpopo last weekend. Minister Molewa regrets the theft, but also notes that it is a sign of the seriousness of the scourge[...]
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Poaching war is escalating – official

2013-04-12 09:06 Mbombela – Five days after the rhino was gunned down, its carcass had been picked apart by scavengers while the poachers who killed the threatened animal had probably taken its valuable horn over the South African border into Mozambique. All that was left of its calf was a skull swarming with flies and[...]
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Five arrested for rhino poaching

Sapa | 20 February, 2013 12:36 A rhino. File photo. Image by: MIKE HUTCHINGS / REUTERS Five suspected rhino poachers have been arrested in Phalaborwa, apparently while on their way to the Kruger National Park, Limpopo police said on Wednesday. Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said they were taken into custody on Tuesday night, after the police[...]
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Rhino poaching numbers on the rise

Johannesburg – Thirty-two rhino have been poached in South Africa since the beginning of the year, the department of environmental affairs said on Wednesday. “This brings to 18 the number of rhino poached in the Kruger National Park for their horns. Six rhino were poached in North West and five in KwaZulu-Natal since the start[...]
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Poaching suspects nabbed in Limpopo

Johannesburg – Three suspected rhino poachers have been arrested in the Majeje area near Phalaborwa, Limpopo police said on Wednesday. Police, acting on a tip-off about three men on their way to shoot and dehorn a rhino, conducted roadblocks in the area and the men were taken into custody on Tuesday afternoon, Colonel Ronel Otto[...]
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Four in court for poaching

January 16 2013 at 03:36pm By SAPA ¬†FOUR APPEAR OVER POACHING Four men accused of attempted rhino poaching appeared in the Waterpoort Periodical Court on Wednesday, Limpopo police said. The matter was transferred to the Makhado Magistrate’s Court ,where they would apply for bail on Friday. They remain in custody, Colonel Ronel Otto said.
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Rhinos under threat

Published on 13 Jun 2012 This movie was produced by UNTV in collaboration with the CITES Secretariat in an effort to raise public awareness of the current crisis faced by rhinoceros through illegal killing and international trade in rhino horn. The movie was be first shown on 18 June 2012 in Rio de Janeiro on[...]
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Poachers hack baby rhino with axe, panga

Panga (Picture: Supplied) Johannesburg – A 2-month old rhino was hacked at least 18 times with axes and pangas when she got too close to poachers cutting off her slain mother’s horn, a conservation NGO said on Friday. “The poor baby had obviously tried to return to its mother while the poachers were removing her[...]
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Thai officials seize smuggled rhino horns

January 7 2013 at 06:12am By SAPA REUTERS Bangkok – Thai authorities have seized more than $500 000 (R4 291 000) worth of rhino horn from passenger’s luggage at a Bangkok airport. Thai Customs officer Khanit Isdul said Sunday that officials acting on a tip-off found four rhino horns in the passenger’s luggage at Suvarnabhumi[...]
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