Rhino Conservation in Kruger National Park is an extremely important part of protecting one of the most endangered species in the world. The rhino, part of the famous Big 5, has faced increasing pressure in terms of illegal poaching due to the horn trafficking market, habitat loss and dwindling population numbers.
Rhinos might be unpredictable and temperamental, but they are beautiful creatures part of the magic that the African bushveld holds. It is thus of vital importance to keep them safe and healthy, which is done through conservation efforts such as data capturing of populations and treating injured rhinos that have faced the threat of poaching.
The Kruger Park and its conservation partners have been instrumental in ensuring that malicious human interference with rhinos is curbed, and various projects such as 'Save the Rhino' allow the public to help efforts by adding monetary resources to the cause.
Poachers killed an adult rhino bull on the farm Jakkalsbessie in the Greater Hoedspruit Area on Thursday, February 9, 2012. They hacked off the horn...more
A baby rhino, estimated to be a week old, was taken to the Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre, situated near Kampersrus...more
The SANParks Environmental Crime Investigation (ECI) Unit, a team of dedicated and skilled individuals, is determined to put an end to poaching...more
The proposed hunting of black rhino by Ezemvelo KwaZulu-Natal Wildlife (EKZNW) is not an undertaking that has been rushed into. In 1992, the IUCN...more
The West African black rhino subspecies has tentatively been declared as extinct by the IUCN's African Rhino Specialist Group, and the northern white...more
The police arrested four Kruger National Park (KNP) staff members, a well-known ex-cop turned criminal and seven Mozambicans in connection with...more
The first successful artificial insemination of a rhinoceros has been accomplished by scientists from the Berlin Leibniz-Institute for Zoo and Wildlife...more
MECs responsible for environment portfolios in provinces has called for integrated anti poaching efforts to halt the growing number of rhinoceros being...more
There is great concern that a “white rhino war” is looming in the Kruger National Park (KNP) and surrounding areas. Since October 2007, about 20...more
A total of 214 suspected rhino poachers were arrested in South Africa between April 2010 and March 2011, according to the 4th National Compliance...more
John Hume is a game farmer in the Malalane area, south of the Kruger National Park (KNP). He is an ardent proponent for the legalisation of the trade...more
Circling vultures led some Vlakteplaas rangers to two dead rhino, killed in the vicinity of Langtoon Dam in the Far Northern Region of the Kruger...more
Read more on the latest news, facts and figures on Rhino Poaching and Rhino conservation both globally and in South Africa and Kruger National Park...more
There is a way of thinking within South African environmental authorities that promotes the killing of rhinos rather than protecting and respecting them...more
Ruthless and highly organised criminals are butchering South Africa's rhinos at an alarming and escalating rate...more
Three rhino poachers were found guilty of illegal rhino hunting at Phalaborwa Regional Court and sentenced to a maximum of 25 years imprisonment...more
The Kruger National Park (KNP) took a stand with traditional health practitioners against the escalating rhino poaching war in the country. Over 500...more
The Ivory and Rhinoceros Enforcement Task Force of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) met in...more