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Kruger National Park
The Mazda Wildlife Fund once again supported the annual Sunset Serenade, which took place from 18 – 22 June. The event, staged at the Kruger National Park, aimed to highlight the importance and prominent work of the Honorary Rangers of the Counter Poaching and Ranger Support Services Unit of South African National Parks.
The Kruger National Park’s Managing Executive Dr Bandile Mkhize accepted a donation of 195 MaxiBin cigarette disposal bins today (Monday June 23, 2008) from British American Tobacco (BAT) South Africa.
Attention all birders! Booking opens on 18 June 2008 for the ever popular Kruger Park Birding Weekend which will be hosted by West Rand Honorary Rangers at the end of January / beginning February 2009.
The Minister of Environmental Affairs and Tourism, Mr Marthinus van Schalkwyk joined various other dignitaries and more than a thousand people to celebrate the Kruger National Park’s 110th Anniversary in Skukuza today (Saturday June 14, 2008).
A think tank of veterinary surgeons, scientists, researchers, rangers and managers met in Skukuza in the Kruger National Park (KNP) yesterday (Tuesday June 3, 2008) to discuss the discovery of at least 30 of crocodile carcasses found in the Olifants River last week.
People might be forgiven if they thought the Klondyk-era of the Lowveld Gold Rush had returned as cold coin aficionados from all over South Africa rushed to Skukuza in the Kruger National Park this Saturday (May 31, 2008).
The Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park boasts yet another sought after adventure experience. At Indaba in Durban earlier this month Transfrontier Parks Destinations announced the introduction of their Rio Elefantes Canoeing Trail in Mozambique’s Parque Nacional do Limpopo and posed the question “where else in Southern Africa can you paddle a major river between its confluences with two other major rivers"?
Plans are being finalized, food is being prepared, speeches are being written, cultural dancers are practicing and the final touches are being done in expectation of the Kruger National Park’s (KNP) three week long celebration of 110 years of successful conservation.
The Kruger National Park Rangers were out in the field today (Thursday May 22, 2008) near Malelane Entrance Gate in the extreme South of the park, where they celebrated their Ranger’s Day by demonstrating what they do best which is to combat poaching and to maintain the integrity of the park.
Three tourist roads in the Malelane Entrance Gate/Berg en Dal Rest Camp area of the Kruger National Park (KNP) will be temporarily closed on Thursday, May 22, 2008 to ensure visitor safety during a ranger demonstration from KNP Entrance Gate opening time (06:00) until the end of the demonstration at 11:00.
Media Release: Archaeological Research of the Ngotsomouth Outpost of Steinaecker’s Horse in the KNP (PDF)
A section of one of the key tourist roads in the Kruger National Park (KNP), the H1-2 between Skukuza Rest Camp and Tshokwane Picnic Site will be closed for necessary maintenance on Wednesday May 7, 2008 by the park’s Technical Services.
Five more emerging tuskers have been identified thanks to the excellent quality of entries from the members of the public who took part in the 2007 Kruger National Park (KNP) Emerging Tuskers Competition from January to December last year.
Janet Edwards, a Masters’ student at the University of Pretoria, thanked tourists who visited the Kruger National Park late last year for their help in making her wild dog research project possible. She reported on her research into wild dog genetics at SANParks’ 6th Annual Science Network meeting, held in Skukuza this week (21 – 25 April 2008).
Fire is a tool used to rejuvenate savanna ecosystems and boost biodiversity, but in order to achieve the maximum benefit, it is important that the fire must not be too intense. This is yet another message that was heard at the 2008 Science Network Meeting, which is currently going on at Skukuza in the Kruger National Park.
No matter how big or small, creatures like white rhinos and termites are both key species to sustain and promote biodiversity. This is just one of the messages that delegates of the 2008 Science Network Meeting in Skukuza heard this week.
Elephant researchers from all over the world presented their latest findings at the SANParks 6th Annual Science Network meeting in Skukuza on Tuesday 22 April 2008. Most of them are working in the Kruger National Park, but results from neighbouring private reserves, Northern Botswana and KwaZulu-Natal offered interesting comparisons and much food for thought for the more than 200 scientists at the meeting.