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World 24 Apr 2012 | 12:00 AM

African big game poaching surges on Asian affluence

KINSHASA/KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, South Africa (Reuters) - The hit job was done by professionals who swooped over their quarry in a helicopter before opening fire.

World 04 Apr 2016 | 8:25 PM

A species' fate and $2 billion at stake as South Africa mulls rhino horn trade

KLERKSDORP, South Africa - South Africa will decide this month whether to push to end a global ban on buying and selling rhino horn, a move that could unlock a $2 billion (1.40 billion pound) bonanza and determine the fate of a critically endangered species.

World 26 Jan 2018 | 12:09 AM

One in 20 of South Africa's rhinos slaughtered in 2017

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's efforts to stem the poaching of endangered rhinos for their horns failed to prevent another 5 percent of the population being slaughtered last year.

Lifestyle 30 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM

Rethinking captive breeding

IT IS a perplexing question: What do we do with our dwindling population of wild Sumatran rhinos? Captive breeding, once thought to be the best way to save the species, has proved to be a costly experiment.

AseanPlus News 09 Apr 2017 | 12:41 PM

Rare one-horned rhino killed by poachers in Nepal

Kathmandu (AFP) - Poachers have shot dead a one-horned rhinoceros at a national wildlife park in Nepal, officials said Sunday, spotlighting the threat faced by the rare animals.

AseanPlus News 10 Apr 2017 | 12:00 AM

Rare one-horned rhino shot dead by poachers in Nepal park

KATHMANDU: Poachers have shot dead a one-horned rhinoceros at a national wildlife park in Nepal, officials announced, spotlighting the threat faced by the rare animals.

World 26 Nov 2015 | 6:15 PM

S.African judge lifts domestic ban on rhino horn trade

PRETORIA, Nov 26, 2015 (AFP) - A South African judge on Thursday lifted a domestic ban on trade in rhino horns, in a direct challenge to government policy put in place in 2009 to try to stem rocketing poaching numbers.

Behind The Cage 04 Dec 2015 | 8:28 AM

On the edge of extinction

Governments need to play a bigger role in saving endangered species.

Environment 07 Sep 2016 | 11:39 AM

Rhino shot by poachers dies in Nepal

KATHMANDU: A one-horned rhino has died weeks after it was shot by poachers in Nepal, becoming the first of the rare animals to be killed in the country in over two years.