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Media Release: Addo Elephant National Park celebrates 80 years!

Date: 2011-07-27

Addo Elephant National Park is celebrating 80 years of conservation and tourism excellence this month.

Media Release: Penguins sent home to Bird Island

Date: 2011-06-24

The African penguin juvenile birds ferried off the Addo Elephant National Park’s Bird Island in May this year have been released back onto the island following successful rehabilitation efforts.

Media Release: Addo Park Training Centre set to benefit communities

Date: 2011-05-25

Blazing drums, lively dancers and jubilant voices today heralded the official opening of a new training centre which is set to provide vital empowerment training to members of local communities surrounding the Addo Elephant National Park.

Media Release: Bird Island Penguin juveniles ferried to safety

Date: 2011-05-17

Ninety-four juvenile African penguins are being ferried off Bird Island, which is part of Addo Elephant National Park, today to ensure their survival after their condition deteriorated.

Media Release: SANParks informs of closure of Nguni Lodge Concession in Addo

Date: 2011-05-09

South African National Parks (SANParks) wish to inform the tourism industry of the closure of the Nguni Lodge concession in the Addo Elephant National Park.

Addo’s Golf Day for Conservation

Date: 2011-04-15

SANParks’ Honorary Rangers at Addo Elephant National Park are organising their 6th annual golf day on Thursday, 12 May 2011 at Port Elizabeth Golf Club in Port Elizabeth. 

Media Release: British tourist attack did not happen in Addo Elephant National Park

Date: 2011-04-05

In response to factually incorrect reports published by certain print and broadcast media, South African National Parks (SANParks) has issued a statement clarifying that a robbery affecting two British tourists did not happen in the Addo Elephant National Park.

Addo Honorary Ranger 4x4 Course – success for the rhino

Date: 2011-03-31

They all came, the kitted; the unkitted; the experienced; and “got the new car on Tuesday” novice 4x4 drivers to the SANParks Honorary Rangers’ 4x4 training course hosted by Adventure 4x4 Academy at the Zookamma Training Track on 5 and 6 March 2011.

Addo Elephant National Park open despite heavy rain

Date: 2011-03-18

Addo Elephant National Park has received heavy rain – 115mm so far - over the course of this morning, however it remains open.

Media Release: Local runners gear up for Addo 50mile Trail Run

Date: 2011-03-10

Five local runners from the Kirkwood community are gearing up to take part in the 50mile and 25mile Addo Trail Runs which takes place in Addo Elephant National Park on Saturday, 12 March.

Temporary closure of Addo's Alexandria Hiking Trail

Date: 2011-02-17

The Alexandria Hiking Trail in Addo Elephant National Park has been temporarily closed for a week.

4x4 course to aid rhino conservation

Date: 2011-01-11

The Addo Honorary Rangers, in association with Adventure 4x4 Academy in Port Elizabeth, will be hosting a 4x4 training course where all funds raised from this event will assist SANParks to combat rhino poaching in the Eastern Cape.

Media Release: Penguin chicks get new lease of life

Date: 2010-12-09

Forty-nine endangered African penguin juveniles were given a new lease of life today when they where successfully released onto Bird Island following a rehabilitation process.

Media Release: New Tented Camp to open in Addo Elephant National Park

Date: 2010-12-08

In less than a week, visitors to Addo Elephant National Park will be able to experience a new way of overnighting in the national park.

Media Release: Lion attack did not happen in Addo Elephant National Park

Date: 2010-11-02

In response to misleading reports in the media, South African National Parks (SANParks) has issued a statement clarifying that the recent death of a man from a lion attack did not take place inside the Addo Elephant National Park.

Media Release: Addo rangers arrest diver with abalone near Bird Island

Date: 2010-10-27

Addo Elephant National Park Rangers have arrested a diver in possession of abalone near Bird Island in the Eastern Cape’s Algoa Bay in the early hours of this morning.

Ride the Eastern Cape’s Toughest Mountain Bike Challenge

Date: 2010-10-07

The 3rd Annual Mondi Herald Addo Mountain Bike Challenge takes place on Sunday, 31st October 2010 in the rugged Zuurberg Mountain region of the Addo Elephant National Park

Media Release: Minister opens SA National Parks Week 2010 in Addo Elephant National Park

Date: 2010-09-13

The Minister of Environmental Affairs and Tourism, Ms Buyelwa Sonjica, announced the week long free access to South Africans at most South African national parks at the official opening of SA National Parks Week 2010 in Addo Elephant National Park, Eastern Cape.

Addo fax line out of order

Date: 2010-09-27

Addo Elephant National Park's fax line on (042) 233 8643 is currently out of order.

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.

Endangered zebra poached in Addo Elephant National Park

Date: 2010-08-16

A Cape mountain zebra, an endangered species, has been shot by a poacher in the Darlington Dam area of the Addo Elephant National Park. The zebra carcass – that of a young stallion – was found by rangers during a routine patrol on the morning of 11 August.

Media Release: Rape incident did not happen in Addo Elephant National Park

Date: 2010-07-26

South African National Parks (SANParks) wishes to clarify that a rape incident which took place on Saturday 24 July, did not happen in the Addo Elephant National Park.

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: Penguins suffer under harsh weather conditions

Date: 2010-06-17

Extreme winds and cold, wet weather have taken their toll on the breeding colonies of African penguins on Addo Elephant National Park’s islands in the Eastern Cape.

Addo goes wild with World Cup Fever

Date: 2010-06-15

Staff at Addo Elephant National Park have been counting down the days to the start of the Soccer World Cup.

Media Release: Record price for Addo buffalo at Kirkwood auction

Date: 2010-06-08

Disease-free buffalo from the Karoo and Camdeboo National Parks fetched top prices at the Kirkwood Wildlife Auction held in the Eastern Cape this past Saturday.

Media Release: Addo hosts sixth successful 50 & 25-mile trail runs

Date: 2010-05-03

The sixth successful 50-mile and the second 25-mile trail runswere hosted in Addo Elephant National Park on Saturday, 1 May 2010.

Media Release: Death of biggest tusker in Addo

Date: 2010-05-03

On Thursday, 22 April 2010, numerous visitors to Addo Elephant National Park (AENP) witnessed a fight between two elephant bulls that resulted in the death of the Park’s biggest tusker, Skukuza.

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.


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