The government said over R1 billion income is generated from the trophy hunting of endangered species including black rhinos.
Warning: Graphic Images. Police said the two people caught with a lion’s head in their possession were released on bail on Monday.
Joseph Modime, 59, and Emily Mashaba, 54, have appeared in court to face charges after trying to sell a lion’s head to a traditional heal
“Initial investigations suspect that the deceased was killed by an elephant and left behind by his accomplices,” he added
The police officer had been chasing an illegal netter when he was shot in the face and left in a critical condition.
The court found that abalone poacher Solomon Sauls had been working in cahoots with nine officials from the department.
Minister says efforts are paying off, with lockdown and increased law enforcement efforts cutting rhino deaths to 166 to date.
Illegal abalone processing facility in Grabouw raided by police and conservation officials. Two people are in custody.