Proceeds from illegal logging to trafficking of hazardous waste and illicit gold mining funding rebel groups and criminal syndicates
The safari park in Australia is being kept secret for security reasons
For the first time for a decade the poaching situation has "stabilised". S. Africa is home to 20,000 rhinos, some 80% of the worldwide population
Rhino horn is, in reality, made of keratin - the same protein that makes up our own nails and hair
The horn is worth as much as gold in Asian markets because of perceived medicinal properties, even if it is mainly keratin, found in human nails.
S. Africa poachers' court struggles to save rhinos, as 393 killed so far this year — an 18% increase
Most of the poachers are Mozambicans illegally in South Africa. They sit handcuffed and behind bars, waiting to appear in front of the judge.
While not legally binding, it highlights the scale of the world's opposition to illegal hunting with more than 70 countries supporting.
Visit to Namibia was meant to raise royal’s profile and make Britain feel good about itself. It’s not working so far.
Not too far behind the rhino hunter and officials, were the villagers who carted off the carcass to cut up and divide among themselves.
We must find a way to translate the abstract worth of Africa's wildlife into hard cash, so that the animals are genuinely worth more alive than dead.
At least 235 animals would have been killed to gather that amount of horns and ivory.
There were surprises. In Egypt, the Justice minister resigned after he said that the “sons of garbage collectors” should not become judges.
More of the animals killed in 2015 than in the same period of last year, despite an ex-army general overseeing their protection.
New infrastructure such as roads and railways is bisecting historical wildlife migration corridors and seasonal migration routes.
The country is home to more than 80% of the world’s rhinos, and last year a shocking 1,215 were killed by poachers.
Wildlife is not just a source of pride for Africa, it is also the backbone of tourism, an industry valued at $34bn and employs 8 million people.
'We are going to witness the demise of this species, that’s the reality of what we face.' Large and recognisable, the majestic animal nears its end.
The country, which is home to the world's largest rhino population is facing a poaching crisis, with 1,215 animals killed in 2014, a 21% jump.
The Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya announced the death of one of its northern white rhinos. Now only six are left in the world.