Browsing the archives for the Mpumalanga 2011 tag

South Africa: Ex-Cop Caught with Four Rhino Horns

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Authorities nab a former police officer with rhino horns. Former police officer Joseph “Big Joe” Nyalunga has reportedly been arrested in Hazyview, Mpumalanga; four rhino horns were found in his vehicle. Rhishja Cota-LarsonI am the founder of Annamiticus, an educational nonprofit organization which provides news and information about wildlife crime and endangered species. I am […]

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Three Rhino Killing Suspects Arrested in Kruger National Park, South Africa

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A team comprised of members from SANParks, SANDF, and the Environmental Crime Investigation Unit (ECI) arrested three suspected rhino killers near the Olifants River in the Houtboschrand ranger section of Kruger National Park.

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South Africa Discloses Grim Rhino Poaching Numbers for 2011

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A troubling tally from South Africa. South Africa’s rhino killing epidemic continues to escalate: The country’s Water and Environmental Affairs Minister, Edna Molewa, has announced that at least 51 of the country’s iconic pachyderms have been slaughtered for their horns since the beginning of the year. In addition, 44 suspects have been arrested in connection […]

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Rhino Poacher Arrested While Out on Bail – Rap Sheet Already Includes Attempted Murder

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One of the rhino poachers arrested over the weekend by Badplaas police already has a serious rap sheet. The latest twist to the recent arrest of three rhino poachers near Mpumalanga is that one of them happened to be out on bail, with the charge of attempted murder already against him. Not only that – […]

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Three Rhino Poachers Arrested Near Mpumalanga, South Africa

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Badplaas police arrested three rhino poachers on Friday night. At least one rhino in the Songimvelo Game Reserve was spared over the weekend when police managed to arrest three rhino poachers who were planning to enter the reserve. The incident happened Friday night during a roadblock inspection just outside Badplaas. Rhishja Cota-LarsonI am the founder […]

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Scuttlebutt or Smoking Gun? South African Parks Official Allegedly Involved with Rhino Poaching Syndicate

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A troubling report accuses top officials at a South African park of rhino poaching. As South Africa’s rhino death toll continues to climb, a shocking report suggests that senior officials of the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency could be aiding rhino poaching syndicates. Rhishja Cota-LarsonI am the founder of Annamiticus, an educational nonprofit organization which […]

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