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Media Release: SANParks' decision to withdraw from Hangberg Court application an organisational decision

Date: 2010-10-07

South African National Parks (SANParks) today announced that its decision to withdraw from the Court Application for the eviction of illegally erected dwellings adjacent to the Hangberg settlement in Hout Bay, Cape Town, was made after having taken cognisance of a number of pertinent factors negatively affecting the matter.

Media Release: MZNP to offer free entry during SA National Parks Week

Date: 2010-09-07

To celebrate Heritage Month, South African National Parks (SANParks) is offering you the chance to experience your natural heritage for free during SA National Parks Week.

Media Release: Skukuza gets stainless steel dustbins

Date: 2010-09-04

The Kruger National Park’s (KNP's) Managing Executive, Abe Sibiya received a donation of 150 baboon-proof stainless steel dustbins from Nampak as represented by SANParks Honorary Rangers on Friday, September 3, 2010.

Media Release: Enter the “My Addo” photographic competition

Date: 2010-08-30

Those with a flair for photography and a passion for nature stand a chance of winning prizes worth thousands of rands by capturing the essence of the greater Addo Park.

Media Release: Historic occasion as Addo Elephant National Park opens fence

Date: 2010-08-20

History was made today when the boundary fence between two sections of Addo Elephant National Park was taken down, providing new habitat for many of the Park’s wildlife species.

Media Release: Red-billed oxpeckers fly into MZNP

Date: 2010-08-18

A group of 40 red-billed oxpeckers will be flown into the Mountain Zebra National Park (MZNP) near Cradock this week.

Media Release: SANParks CEO opens World Protected Areas Leadership Forum

Date: 2010-08-16

Opening the World Protected Areas Leadership Forum (WPALF) this morning at Skukuza, in the KNP, the CE of SANParks, Dr David Mabunda said the hosting of a forum such as WPALF could not have come at a better time for Protected Areas world-wide, particularly as governments are at this stage wrestling with the effects of the recent economic recession.

Media Release: Head honchos of global conservation to meet in Skukuza

Date: 2010-08-13

South African National Parks (SANParks) will be hosting the World Protected Areas Leadership Forum from 16-19 August 2010, at Skukuza in the Kruger National Park (KNP) .

Media Release: Dates for annual week of free access to SANParks confirmed

Date: 2010-08-06

South African National Parks (SANParks) has announced that the official opening of the 2010 South African National Parks Week will take place on Monday, 13 September 2010 at Addo Elephant National Park in the Eastern Cape.

West Rand HRs open Tsugulu 4x4 Eco-Route

Date: 2010-07-08

On the Easter weekend and again on the weekend of 23 to 27 April 2010, a group of 16 Honorary Rangers (HRs) of the West Rand Region began the task of opening the Tsugulu 4X4 Eco Route.

Media Release: Camdeboo National Park to develop bushcamp and campsite

Date: 2010-07-02

In an exciting new development, South African National Parks (SANParks) has commenced with the construction of a bush camp in the Camdeboo National Park in the Eastern Cape.

Media Release: War on rhino poaching still on

Date: 2010-07-01

The South African National Parks (SANParks) said in a statement today (Thursday, 1 July 2010) that rhino poaching throughout the country continues to escalate at an unprecedented rate since the beginning of the year.

12th West Rand Honorary Rangers Birding Weekend a success

Date: 2010-06-29

The 12th West Rand Honorary Rangers' Kruger National Park (KNP) Birding Weekend held in January this year was once again a great success.

Media Release: Bird Island penguins given relief

Date: 2010-06-17

After heavy losses of penguin chicks due to extreme winds and cold, wet weather, the colony of African penguins on the Addo Elephant National Park’s Bird Island in the Eastern Cape has been given relief by clearing weather.

Media Release: Rhino poaching - a global phenomenon, not only synonymous to KNP

Date: 2010-05-28

The South African National Parks (SANParks) said in a statement today (Friday, 28 May 2010) that rhino poaching throughout the country has escalated at an alarming rate since the beginning of the year.

SANParks & Reach for a Dream join hands again

Date: 2010-05-21

South African National Parks (SANParks) and the Reach for a Dream Foundation have once again joined hands to give children an unforgettable experience.

Bookings open for Addo Birding Weekend!

Date: 2010-05-04

Avid birders should not delay in making their bookings for the Sasol Addo Birding Weekend which will be held in Addo Elephant National Park from 15 to 17 October 2010.

iKapa Honorary Rangers clean up graffiti on rocks

Date: 2010-05-04

iKapa Honorary Rangers clean up graffiti painted on rocks in the Table Mountain National Park (TMNP).

Addo Honorary Rangers to host fun photographic course

Date: 2010-04-29

The Addo Honorary Rangers will be hosting a photographic course on 31 July 2010 at St John’s Anglican Church, c/o 8th Ave and Church Street, Walmer, between 09:00 and 15:00.

KNP MANCO & HRs meet in Skukuza

Date: 2010-04-07

On Friday 26 March members of the Kruger National Park (KNP) Management Committee (MANCO) and the Honorary Ranger (HR) regions as well as National Projects most active in the KNP met in Skukuza.

HR NEC & chairpersons meet in Groenkloof

Date: 2010-04-07

On 12-13 March Groenkloof was once again the meeting venue for the Honorary Rangers NEC and the chairpersons from all over the country.

Play golf for conservation

Date: 2010-04-01

The Honorary Rangers of the Addo Elephant National Park are organising their 5th Annual Golf Day on Thursday, 20 May 2010 at the Port Elizabeth Golf Club in Port Elizabeth.

Media Release: SANParks Marine Rangers confiscate abalone and arrest suspect

Date: 2010-03-16

During a joint operation between South African National Parks (SANParks) marine rangers from Addo Elephant National Park and Marine & Coastal Management, a male suspect was arrested after being found in possession of abalone on Wednesday night, 10 March 2010.

Media Release: KNP to host Savanna Science Symposium

Date: 2010-03-05

The Kruger National Park (KNP) will once again host scientists and researchers from around the world at the 8th annual Savanna Science Network Meeting whichwill take place from 7-12 March 2010 in the Gold Fields Auditorium in Skukuza.

HR Dorothy Bickley remembered

Date: 2010-01-29

The late Honorary Ranger (HR) Dorothy Bickley will be remembered as an absolute enthusiast about wildlife, her unwavering loyalty to the Honorary Rangers, and her thoroughness in sending little cards of acknowledgement in the days when submitting duty reports to Head Office.

Volunteers chosen for Kruger's SavFIRE initiative

Date: 2010-01-14

The 2010 volunteers have been chosen for the Savanna Fire Ignition Research Experiment (SavFIRE) volunteer opportunity in the Kruger National Park (KNP).

Media Release: Management of the GRNP Protected Areas through cooperative governance

Date: 2010-01-07

The unfortunate situation of soil erosion on the banks of the Swartvlei estuary is a major concern for the Garden Route National Park (GRNP).

KZN HRs host JR Facilitator prize-giving ceremony

Date: 2009-12-21

The KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Honorary Rangers (HR) held their Junior Ranger (JR) Facilitator prize-giving and braai at the Karridene Protea Hotel on KZN’s south coast last week.

PEAP exhibits at KNP’s Mopani Conference Centre

Date: 2009-12-17

On 16 December 2009 the Honorary Ranger’s (HR’s) Public Education & Awareness Project (PEAP) began its informational exhibition at Kruger National Park’s (KNP’s) Mopani Conference Centre.

Marakele Honorary Rangers host unique birding event during October

Date: 2009-11-27

During the weekend of 23-25 October the inauguration of the old farm house took place with an exclusive and unique birding event at the Marakele National Park which accommodated a limited number of paying guests.

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