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Rhino poaching dips slightly in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG: The number of rhinos killed for their horns by poachers in South Africa dipped slightly in the first half of this year, but more than 500 were still slaughtered, the government announced Monday.

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Skipper admits to poaching

Jakarta: The captain of fishing vessel Gui Bei Yu 27088 has admitted to having repeatedly entered Indo­nesia for poaching before being caught by the Indonesian Navy last week.

World

Philippines detains 25 Chinese fishermen for suspected poaching

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine fishing authorities said on Tuesday they had detained 25 Chinese crew of two seized fishing boats on suspicion of poaching, a move that could further strain ties between two countries at odds over maritime sovereignty.

World

Malawi torches ivory haul in fight against elephant poaching

LILONGWE (Reuters) - Malawi on Monday burnt 2.6 tonnes of smuggled ivory confiscated in the northern town of Mzuzu near Tanzania in what was seen as a symbolic gesture in its fight against poaching.

Nation

Black panther latest victim of poaching

A black panther was found dead Sunday in the Persit forest reserve near Kuala Lipis, about 200km west of Kuantan, and is believed to be a victim of poaching.

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Sea Shepherd in epic chase of Antarctic ‘poaching’ ship

SYDNEY, Jan 9, 2015 (AFP) - Environmental activist group Sea Shepherd said Friday it has been chasing a “poaching” ship for three weeks amid heavy ice flows in an attempt to stop the crew from illegal fishing in the Southern Ocean.

World

SAfrica arrests two Thais, sees link to rhino poaching - report

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's special police investigative unit on Friday arrested two Thai nationals suspected of having links to a rhino poaching syndicate in a crackdown on criminal gangs smuggling rhino horns to Asia, the Business Day reported.

Nation

Nine Indonesian fishermen nabbed for suspected poaching

LUMUT: Nine Indonesian fishermen have been arrested by the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) for suspected poaching in Malaysian waters near Pangkor island.

Nation

Najib jokingly apologises for ‘poaching’ Maybank chief

KUALA LUMPUR: The Prime Minister paid a humorous tribute to the country’s talent pool of financial sector experts when he apologised to Malayan Banking Bhd (Maybank) for “poaching” its president and chief executive officer to serve in his Cabinet.

Nation

Groups concerned over poaching at Belum-Temengor forest

PETALING JAYA: Wildlife conservation organisations are concerned over the number of poaching cases at the Belum-Temengor forest in Perak.