poaching

Rhino Vince at Burgers' Zoo
Mar 8 '17 14:05

A rhino that was killed in a zoo some 50 kilometers outside Paris for its horn on Monday night, was born at the Burgers' Zoo in Arnhem, the zoo confirmed on Twitter.

Rhino Vince was born in Arnhem in 2012 and was moved to France in 2015 as part of a breeding program. 

Somewhere during Monday night and Tuesday morning, poachers broke into the French zoo, shot the rhino and sawed off his horn. Rhino horn is worth a lot of money and for that reason rhinos across the world are in danger of poaching.

White_Rhino_closeup_of_horn_(4391756270)
Feb 9 '16 13:00

The Netherlands is an important link in the illegal trafficking of endangered wildlife, both in terms of market and of transit, according to research done by criminologist Daan van Uhm for which he will receive his doctorate on Tuesday

Prinsenwagen
Oct 27 '15 12:53

State Secretary Sharon Dijksma of Economic Affairs is pushing for an international ban on trophy hunting, such as hunting lions or elephants. She is currently investigating the possibilities for such a ban. Dijksma also wants the United Nations to recognize wildlife crime as international crime.

boxtel forest
Aug 31 '15 15:15

The ever decreasing supervision in nature areas is leading to an increase in criminal and illegal activities in the countryside.

Nico Duindam
Nov 21 '14 18:43

International policing agency Interpol has released a new list of its Most Wanted Criminals suspected of environmental crimes. Amongst those on the list is 55-year-old Nicolaas "Nico" Antonius Cornelis Maria Duindam, a Dutchman last seen in the Netherlands.

Barn Owl
Sep 30 '14 12:06

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has issued its bi-annual Living Planet Report for 2014, which reveals that globally, biodiversity has dropped with 52 percent in the last 40 years.

Rabbit
Jul 21 '14 15:57

A 50-year old man from Dorst has been arrested for illegally killing a rabbit. During the arrest, the police discovered an air rifle and a dead rabbit in the back of the suspect's vehicle.

Feb 13 '14 10:32

African harbors will receive Dutch container scanners in a bid to fight the illegal trade of ivory.