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Media Release: KNP gate quotas enforced during the school holidays

Date: 2013-03-18

Day Visitors to the Kruger National Park are requested to take note of gate quotas when planning their visit, as these will strictly be enforced during the coming school holidays which start on Wednesday, 20 March until Sunday, 7 April 2013. 

Latest update on the Kruger National Park flood damage

Date: 2013-03-18

Kruger National Park flood damage update as at 21:00 on 15 March 2013.

Media Release: Update on Rhino Poaching

Date: 2013-03-15

As the triennial Conference of Parties of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) draws to a close, the number of rhino poached in South Africa rose to 158 since the beginning of the year.

Media Release: Cyber Tracker Donation to SANParks

Date: 2013-03-15

South African National Parks together with the SANParks Honorary Rangers are proud to announce the donation of 210 Cyber Tracker GPS units by the SANParks Honorary Rangers to SANParks.  This donation, to the value of more than 1.5 million rand will provide the field rangers with an important tool in the fight against poaching and provide valuable information to scientists studying the ecology of our national parks.

Media Release: Free Entrance at Augrabies to see the Illuminated Falls

Date: 2013-03-13

Augrabies Falls National Park (AFNP) will be open to the public for free from 18:00 until 22:00 on 15 March 2013 to view the falls under lights. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for those wanting to see the falls illuminated at night. 

SANParks and Wild Card on M-Net's The Wild

Date: 2013-03-12

There’s drama tonight (12 March 2013) on The Wild, M-Net’s soap opera about a game farm. Tune in to M-Net at 19:00 to find out what role SANParks and Wild Card play.

Take part in the Southern Tip-Zoetendals Vallei Relay Race and Walk!

Date: 2013-03-12

Take part in the Southern Tip-Zoetendals Vallei Relay Race to commemorate Bartolomeu Dias sailing round the southern tip and all the shipwreck victims that lost their lives along the Cape Agulhas Coastline.

 

Tourism Cares announces Bob Whitley Grant to SANParks Honorary Rangers

Date: 2013-03-12

(CANTON, MASS) - Tourism Cares, the lede U.S. philanthropy supported by the travel, tourism and hospitality industry, is pleased to announce that the 2013 Tourism Cares Bob Whitley Grant will support the Honorary Rangers Program at Table Mountain National Park in South Africa. The $5,000 grant will allow the Rangers Program to continue to expand its dog patrol program at Table Mountain, a World Heritage site visited by 4.2 million visitors each year.

 

Latest update on the Kruger National Park flood damage

Date: 2013-03-11

Kruger National Park flood damage update as at 08:00 on 11 March 2013.

Update on rhino poaching statistics

Date: 2013-03-06

As more than 2 000 representative of 178 signatory states to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) gather in Thailand to determine the future of threatened species, South Africa has lost another 24 rhino since last week. 

Latest update on the Kruger National Park flood damage

Date: 2013-03-06

Kruger National Park flood damage update as at 08:00 on 6 March 2013.

Latest update on the Kruger National Park flood damage

Date: 2013-03-04

Kruger National Park flood damage update as at 16:00 on 1 March 2013.

Media Release: World Scientists gather in the Kruger National Park

Date: 2013-03-04

The Kruger National Park (KNP) will once again have an opportunity to host a multitude of scientists and researchers from around the world at the 12th annual Savanna Science Network Meeting which will take place from 3-8 March 2013 at the Nombolo Mdhluli Conference Centre in Skukuza. The meeting will host 220 delegates representing 78 different institutions from 14 countries.

Media Release: SANParks and Griqua Cricket bat for the community

Date: 2013-02-28

The South African National Parks (SANParks) hosted a two day cricket clinic at Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, run by Griqua Cricket, on 26 and 27 February 2013. The clinic was attended by 20 children from the local community and representatives from SANParks. 

Media Release: Rhino poaching interventions and SA's position to the 16th CITES COP

Date: 2013-02-28

Cabinet met yesterday to discuss interventions to combat rhino poaching, and recommendations emanating from the national consultation process to facilitate a common understanding of key issues concerning the protection and sustainable conservation of the South African rhino population. 

Statement by the Table Mountain Safety Forum

Date: 2013-02-25

24 February 2013 - Increasing safety on Table Mountain – major reductions in crime on the Mountain since the Forum was established.

Latest update on the Kruger National Park flood damage

Date: 2013-02-25

Kruger National Park flood damage update as at 08:00 on 25 February 2013.

Media Release: KNP Rangers receive R 261 665.00 to lash on poachers

Date: 2013-02-22

The Kruger National Park (KNP)’s General Manager: Conservation Management, Dr Freek Venter today (Friday, February 22, 2013)  officially received a cheque of R261 665.00 from Lasher Tools as represented by SANParks Honorary Rangers on behalf of KNP Management, at Skukuza. The donation is intended to assist the KNP with its fight against rhino poaching and the conservation thereof.

Media Release: Update on rhino poaching statistics

Date: 2013-02-20

The number of rhino poached in South Africa since 1 January 2013, has increased to 102. 

Kruger National Park flood damage update

Date: 2013-02-20

Kruger National Park flood damage update as at 08:00 on 20 February 2013

Media Release: New tourist facility added in Marakele

Date: 2013-02-19

For a very long time Marakele National Park offered limited accommodation to those people who are not camp enthusiasts. This is according to Johan Taljaard, Park Manager who said that situation is now a thing of the past since the opening of Motswere guest-house which is situated probably in the order of more than 30 minutes away from the main entrance.

Media Release: SANParks dispels Beeld report on destroyed rhino DNA samples

Date: 2013-02-18

The South African National Parks (SANParks) would like to refute a report made on Beeld newspaper (Monday, February 18, 2013) regarding rhino DNA samples. The paper’s report is based on an unnamed source within the Kruger National Park (KNP), who alleges foul play and deliberate switching off of fridges storing the samples, a claim rejected by the Kruger National Park Environmental Crime Scene Investigations Unit representative, who said that data was never lost.

Kruger National Park give shoes to school kids

Date: 2013-02-18

The Kruger National Park (KNP)’s General Manager: Marula Region, Lucy Nhlapo will, on behalf of the Park present school kids from around the southern part of the park with pairs of shoes on 18 - 26 February 2013.

Kruger National Park flood damage update

Date: 2013-02-18

Kruger National Park flood update as as 08:00 on 18 February 2013.

Karoo National Park's feathery friends

Date: 2013-02-15

Why did the chicken cross the road?  In this case, to teach the baby ostrich how to feed.  Well, that’s the situation at Karoo National Park, in any case.  

Calling all Raptor enthusiasts

Date: 2013-02-15

A raptor identification course is planned for the weekend of 8 – 10 March 2013, at Mountain Zebra National Park outside Cradock.

Kruger National Park flood damage update

Date: 2013-02-15

Kruger National Park (KNP) flood damage update as at 08:00 on 15 February 2013.

Media Release: SANParks rangers come up tops in fire battle in KNP

Date: 2013-02-10

The South African National Parks (SANParks) today announced the arrest of four suspected poachers in the Kruger National Park (KNP).

Media Release: Prescribed burning in Table Mountain National Park due to take place in coming weeks

Date: 2013-02-08

Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) is in the process of obtaining a burning permit to conduct a number of biodiversity (prescribed) burns in various sections of the Park. Planned for March and April, these prescribed burns take place under very strict conditions and are carefully planned ahead of time.

Media Release: Two new male lions introduced to the Karoo National Park

Date: 2013-02-08

Two male lions from the Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park were released into the Karoo National Park outside Beaufort West today, bringing the total number of feline predators now in the Park to nine.


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