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World 02 Feb 2021 | 12:15 AM

S. Africa's rhino poaching declines by over 30 pct in 2020

JOHANNESBURG, Feb. 1 (Xinhua) -- The killing of rhinos in the country declined by 33 percent as 394 rhinos were poached for their horn last year compared to 594 killed in 2019, a report released on Monday revealed.

World 11 Dec 2020 | 12:48 AM

Five white rhinos killed by poachers in November in Botswana

GABORONE, Dec. 10 (Xinhua) -- At least five white rhinos were killed and dehorned on different occasions in November, the Department of Wildlife and National Parks in Botswana confirmed Thursday.

World 23 Sep 2020 | 12:34 AM

S. Africa introduces wildlife zone to protect endangered rhinos

CAPE TOWN, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- South Africa on Tuesday introduced seven Integrated Wildlife Zones across the country to protect endangered rhinos.

World 14 Dec 2019 | 11:52 PM

Namibia rhino poaching drops in 2019, after sharp rise last year

WINDHOEK (Reuters) - Rhino poaching in Namibia dropped to 41 individuals killed in all of 2019 so far, compared with nearly 72 during the same period last year, the Ministry of Environment and Tourism said Saturday.

World 27 Dec 2018 | 9:07 PM Premium

Tech firm Sigfox develops tiny tracker to help fight rhino poaching

PARIS (Reuters) - French tech company Sigfox has developed a bite-size tracker that can be inserted into the horns of rhinos to help conservationists monitor and protect the endangered species.

World 03 May 2018 | 8:56 PM Premium

Three rhinos killed by poachers in Kenya's Meru National Park-Ministry

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Three rhinos were found dead with their horns missing in Kenya's Rhino Sanctuary in Meru National Park on Wednesday in what the country's Ministry of Tourism is calling an act of poaching.

World 26 Jan 2018 | 12:09 AM Premium

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.

Environment 24 Jul 2017 | 10:04 AM Premium

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.