A former Parks and Wildlife Department (Zimparks) director will later this month go on trial over the disappearance, under his care, of some 53 rhino horns worth $3million.

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa will relocate six endangered black rhinos to Chad where the animal was hunted to local extinction decades ago, the environment ministry in Pretoria said.

Paula Kahumbu: Enlightened conservation efforts are needed to save the world’s rhinos, combined with a total ban on trade in rhino horn

MTN and IBM are introducing collars for prey animals, which help combat rhino poaching — a test case for new wireless technologies.

Criminal networks smuggling rhino horn out of Africa are turning it into jewellery to evade its detection in airports, an investigation has found.

A TRAFFIC report reveals disturbing new evidence that some criminal networks of Chinese origin operating in South Africa are now processing rhino horn locally into beads, bracelets, bangles and powder to evade detection and provide ready-made products to consumers in Asia, mainly in Viet Nam and China.

Only around 60 Javan rhinoceroses are believed to remain, all of them in Indonesia's Ujung Kulon National Park.

Cape Town - While conservationists fear that the first legal rhino horn auction in South Africa may boost demand for illegal trade, plans for a second one are already underway.

IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi was among several people honoured on Monday night for his long-standing commitment to rhino conservation.

CAPE TOWN South Africa (Xinhua) -- The first legal auction of rhino horns after years of suspension opened in South Africa on Monday despite opposition from the government.

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